Saturday, October 2, 2010

My month for the Ornament Swap is officially over

As of yesterday, with the delivery of the mail, my time to receive special hand-made ornaments from the Ornament Swap group is over. The ornament from Conny, from The Netherlands, was received...

Conny stitched on Zweigart linen using the recommended threads called for in the Prairie Schooler Book 157: Holly Days. Not only did she stitch the design, but on the other side she stitched "Vrolijk Kerst" which means Happy or Joyful Christmas and our initials. And don't you just love the pom-pom "snowball" effect around the edges? That is probably the closest I will get to snowballs here in Northern California.
It is very nice...thank you so much Conny.

So, to summarize the lovely ornaments I received from the group, here is a group shot:
Aren't they all wonderful! My Christmas tree is going to look so nice this year - I will be honored to have these hanging from the it's branches - and will definitely think about all the hard work and love that each stitcher put into these beautiful ornaments! Thank you so much to all of the Ornament Swap Group and a special thank you to Angela for organizing it all. And isn't it fitting that the last member of the Ornament group, the one assigned to November is Angela :) I will be putting the finishing touches on your ornament very soon!

Yesterday...Friday...is my typical day off from work, which I took and definitely enjoyed! I really didn't do much, except for my normal exercising routine...and then just decided to plop down and stitch on Family Sampler. I have made good progress, moving up from the tree in the middle and working up to the house. Since I wanted to focus this posting on the beautiful ornaments, I will wait to post a photo of my Family Sampler progress for Monday.

In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for visiting today and remember...
Take a deep breathe,
Decide to enjoy life,
and cross a few X's!
Lisa

9 comments:

Cole said...

What a great group of ornaments!

Kay said...

Those ornaments are all so beautiful! I would be proud to display them on my tree as well!

valerie said...

Great ornies Lisa!

Lisa V said...

You received quite the collection Lisa.
I loved the ornie swap group, it has been fun and Angela will enjoy receiving all her lovely ornies as the last person to receive.
We might have to have a chat about the group after she receives to see if we will carry on next year.
BFN
LISA V

natalyK said...

I love all of the ornaments your recieved. They are all beautiful and will look great on your tree.

Daffycat said...

They all look so wonderful. Sheesh, mine's enormous as usual! Love Conny's pompom trim. It does look like snowballs!

Angela P said...

I love them all and can't wait for November! I had fun hosting this exchange, it's been really easy and enjoyable!

Melissa said...

How beautiful! What a lucky lady you are.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

oh, you will have to post pictures of your tree with these lovely ornaments on it.
Be always in stitches