Saturday, November 14, 2009

Personal Ornament Exchanged - Received

Yesterday the mailperson delievered a beautiful package from Angela, with whom I have signed up to do a personal Christmas Ornament exchange...but she stitched & finished hers first (I am still working on the one I am making for her).  Anyway, I want to brag about the gorgeous ornament Angela made me - so I hired a couple of assistance to help me show it off...



Isn't it beautiful!!! The tassle (which didn't come out too well in the photos) was created out of rich maroon, gold and forest green thread, which coordinates very well with the glittery ribbon she used for the hanger. The design is called Candy Cane Wishes from the designer Plum Pudding Needlearts. Thank you so much Angela, I cannot wait to put it on our Christmas Tree, which we will get set up the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Other Stitching Ramblings...
I am working on two personal Christmas Ornament exchanges right now (one for Angela and one for Heather), so I cannot show anything that I am stitching on. I was able to make it to the post office to get the CindyMae Quaker Christmas Ornament models in the mail to Cindy yesterday, so she should have them early next week. News regarding the Friendship Sampler RR...it looks like the first of 16 is on its way home. Little by little, this RR will be winding down. Mine will probably be one of the last ones completed as I had to re-introduce mine into the mix due to an early mis-hap, but maybe...just maybe...we will all have ours home before the first of the year.

Aside from some other little personal things I would like to stitch for holiday gifts, most of my committed stitching projects are complete, so I am getting closer to starting MW. I think that I will be doing it as a SAL with Valerie (are you ready, Valerie?).

Other Activities...or should I say "Hockey Update"
We are in peak hockey seasons for both boys. This weekend, we will be watching Robert (older son) & his hockey team play a game today. This is their first official "league" game - the other games he has been playing have either been exhibition/scrimmages or tournament games. It should be a good one today. Tomorrow, again Robert will have a morning practice followed by a exhibition/scrimmage...then in the afternoon Matthew (younger son) has a game. This is typical of our weekends around here - until about March or April depending on how the boys and their teams do.

Well...off to getting things around for the Saturday game (water bottles, recovery food, etc). So, hope you all have a good weekend! And remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often! Lisa

11 comments:

Chiloe said...

Seems like being a hockey mom is as much fun as being a soccer mom ;-)

The ornament is very very cute !!!

Vonna said...

A beautiful exchange :) Angela really does do wonderful work ;)

Branlaadee said...

Your ornament is beautiful! She did a wonderful job on it.

I still have a bit to do on my Christmas stitching, but I am on schedule for once. I think everyone will get their stuff this year...on Christmas! LOL

Carolyn NC said...

Love the ornament! Sounds like you're keeping busy!o

Angela P said...

So happy that you loved the ornament, Snowmen are my personal favorite and was very happy with the way this one turned out too!

Blu said...

Love the ornie and all the "assistant" snowmen!

Cole said...

Beautiful ornament!! Good luck with the game :)

Lisa said...

Angela makes lovely ornie's doesn't she? Another lovely addition for your tree.

valerie said...

What a cute ornament...love it! But then, I love snowmen! lol

Definitely on for MW SAL...thanksgiving weekend is looking better for me as a start. Sounds like that works for you too! Yay!!

CindyMae said...

What a gorgeous exchange piece! Hope the game went well!

Pumpkin said...

I just saw this on her Blog! LOL! So...you were one of the LUCKY recipients :o)