Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's A Beauty

I participated in a recent HOE Stitcher's Choice Exchange and received a beautiful ornament from Amy.  Here is a picture...

Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Design: I Saw
From: 2013 JCS Ornament Issue
Stitched for: MarieP
Stitched by: Amy V-M

Amy ruched the trim using a beautiful ribbon that perfectly compliments the design.  Did you see the adorable little bird button? Too cute!  

I can't thank you enough Amy.  The ornament adorns my recently decorated tree and looks fabulous. 

Christmas Glitter is complete and en route to Austria.  

Designer: Susan Probst
Stitched for: Markus K

Each tree was hand appliqued onto the background and then I accented each one by stitching the garland using gold metallic thread.  A silver snowflake button tops each tree.  

In keeping with the "Tree" theme I stitched LHN Joy and Peace and included the ornament with the wall quilt...

2011 Monthly Ornament #9
Designer: LHN
Design: Joy and Peace
Stitched for: Markus

December has arrived so we can put out our bird feeder without the fear of a big backyard bear ripping it from the shepherds hook, lying on the ground, and emptying all the bird seed.  Yes, that did happen and I was beyond horrified and truly scared.  It is so nice to view the birds from my kitchen window.

Thanks for stopping by and...

Until next time ~ Remember:

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas. 
                                                                                                                                                                    W. C. Jones 


Catherine said...

Beautiful goodies!! My parents have had the bear and bird feeder issues before too!

Melissa said...

Lovely exchanges! I know the birds are always grateful when we fill the feeder too!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, I can't even imagine having a bear in my backyard. I do love watching the birds in our garden and to detect a new kind of bird every now and then.
Those gifts for your friend Marcus are gorgeous. He will be thrilled.
Enjoy your lovely ornament from Amy, which is so beautifully finished.