Monday, February 22, 2010

First Exchange of the Year Received

I arrived home after a fun filled weekend stitching at a Quilt Guild Retreat to find a package from Becky K. When I opened the envelope, I found this beauty:

Christmas Ornament Exchange
From Becky K.
Designer: Jeannette Douglas
Design: ’09 Christmas Stamp
2009 JCS Ornament Issue
Fabric: 28ct Opalescent

Becky stitched for me in the Christmas Ornament Swap. Wow, this is truly a gorgeous ornament. It has been beautifully stitched and finished and I simply love the Opalescent fabric; perfect for this holiday design. I love that the backside is personalized:

The beaded trim is such a wonderful accent! Thank you so much Becky for this beautiful ornament, I shall treasure it!

I recently attended a Saturday class at My Little House (Katy, TX) where we learned how to make this little Wool Feather Tree. The class was wonderful, probably because Jan, the instructor/shop owner, is a fabulous instructor and a wonderful person! When I left, I purchased some additional wool to make a few more of these; one will be a purple wool tree for Easter. I am thinking of making a larger Wool Feather Tree to display some of my cross stitch exchange pieces.

Wool Feather Tree

When I walked into My Little House I was in heaven! There is such a wonderful selection of gorgeous wool, a huge array of rug hook and punch needle patterns, as well as some beautiful shop models to inspire you. Not long ago I took my first Punch Needle class with Jan which I enjoyed. I am hoping to attend her regular Wednesday "Hook In" so that I can dedicate some time to my new punch needle project.

The deadline is looming and I am once again stressing over the completion of the next set of Pink and Brown Quilt Blocks! Although we have 2 months to make each set I tend to wait until the last minute to make the blocks. With only 7 more days to finish the 3rd set I am busy trying to complete 5 more blocks. Here is the block that just drives me crazy:

I must end so that I can head up to the sewing room and complete the remaining blocks. Oh, how I would rather sit down and pull out my PS Alphabet SAL or my HAED A Moment To Cherish!

Until next time...


Becky K in OK said...

I'm glad you like the ornament. I must say, the little wool tree is wonderful. The ornaments look really great hanging on it.

Happy to hear you had a fun quilting weekend.

Jen said...

Love the tree. What a neat project. The ornament looks great on it.

Deb said...

That tree is great! I don't think I've ever seen one made like that before! Your quilt block looks amazing - so perfectly pieced!

Linen Stitcher said...

I'm totally in love with the wool feather tree. Yours turned out so nice. Does My Little House sell kits? I'm thinkin' I need one of those . . .

Michele said...

I love the ornament Becky stitched for you .. love all the beads too!

omg! that tree is adorable! was it easy to make??

Jeanne said...

What a cute ornament Marie. I love your pink & brown quilt block - I have been collecting pink & brown fabrics for a year but yet to do something with them. A belated happy birthday to you on the big milestone and what a great cake! I hope you have a wonderful year celebrating.

Paula C. said...

I love the wool feather tree! I bet it was a fun class!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That wool feather tree is great, and fantastic for showing off Becky's ornament!

Missy Ann said...

OMG that tree is so awesome!!! I've stopped by My Little House (still trying to resist, I can not take up another hobby) Jan is such a doll.

Still loving those pink & chocolate blocks. :)

Kathy said...

I love and want it all. The exchange ornament is great. Love that wool feather tree. Might have to look into making something like that.

Your pink and brown quilt block looks great. Those colors are so great together. Keep up the good work.

Anxiouly awaiting updates on the PS ABCs and the HAED project.

Suzanne said...

What a lovely ornament! I love the tree you made.