Friday, December 6, 2013

Finished Four Christmas Ornaments

Last month I received a surprise from Julianne, my long time blogging friend.  She sent me Halloween ornament from one of my favorite designers: Prairie Schooler.  I wanted to surprise her with a little something so I stitched up this PS ornament...

2013 Gift 
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: O Christmas Tree ~ Book 183
Stitched for: Julianne P

I love the designs in PS Book #183 so much that I used the leaflet once again to stitch up this HOE Ornament Exchange for Becky K...

2013 HOE Ornament
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: O Christmas Tree ~ Book 183
Stitched for: Becky K

Such wonderful designs and what a great finish!

A few months ago Shirlee and I decided to do a Personal Ornament Exchange. We scanned through our many JCS Ornament magazines, came up with a list of about a dozen ornaments, and exchanged our list.  We were to select one ornament however, I wanted to stitch two for Shirlee and here they are...

2013 Personal Exchange
Designer: Little House Needlework
Design: Blue House in Winter
From JCS 2012
Stitched for: Shirlee H.

2013 Personal Exchange
Designer: Cathy Jean for Victoria Sampler
Design: Christmas Robin
Just Cross Stitch 2010 Ornament Issue
Stitched for: Shirlee H

The past three days I have been busy trying to construct a Christmas Wallhanging for a friend in Austria.  He works with my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting him when he came to our home last summer.  He often jokes with my husband about sending him a Christmas tree so when I saw this....
Designer: Susan Probst
Size: 19 x 28

I decided that it would be the perfect gift. This afternoon I completed the top, I just need to machine quilt and then embellish it ~ I will be busy this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by and...

Until Next time ~ remember:

The key to a happier and positive life is only surrounding yourself with those who appreciate you, talk kindly to you, love you, and make you feel better.

I surround myself with:


Catherine said...
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Catherine said...

Great post of lovely goodies! Such sweet gifts!

Ellen said...

Wonderful ornaments, love them!

Christmas Glitter looks great, I am sure your friend will appreciate it!


Shirlee said...

Such lovely items ... especially that house & that bird ornament : ) I really do love them ... thank you again!

Melissa said...

What lovely stitched pieces - just gorgeous. I am especially fond of the first 2 PS pieces as I haven't seen them stitched up before! And the tree piece - so pretty!

Nice work, Marie!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Amen Marie!

And I must say, your dear son is getting more handsome by the minute ;) He reminds me of a better looking, young Billy Joel.
Does he have the ladies knocking at his door and beating them off with bats? LOL!

I love, love all your sweet ornaments dear friend. Always a pleasure to read what you are up to!

Faye said...

Your. Ornaments are just perfect Marie.... Nice~

Sherry said...

Love these! I need to spend more time working on ornaments and finishing!

Andrea said...

Love your ornaments. Your wallhanging is beautiful.

Brigitte said...

You stitched and finished some wonderful ornaments. Such a great choice! And this quilted wallhanging makes a beautiful gift. How thoughtful.