Sunday, January 3, 2016

Truly Gorgeous Christmas Ornament

My Christmas was spent vacationing for 12 days in sunny, but not so warm, California. It was nice to get home. Opening this beautiful ornament made it even nicer…

2015 Christmas Ornament from Margaret
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Design: Noel Stocking

Gorgeous, truly gorgeous!  My friend Margaret stitched this beauty; it is perfect in every way: beautiful design, beautiful colors, beautifully stitched, beautifully finished! Makes me so happy that I have a tall, thin tree that I keep up all year. I certainly don't want to pack this away until next year, I want to enjoy it all year. Thank you, Margaret, for your gift and your friendship. 

Here is one last ornament that I sent out to my dear friend, Vonna.  I wanted to stitch a PS design for her Prairie Schooler tree.  The first design that I stitched, but did not send, was the Mini Nutcracker Santa (1996 mini card).  While reading Vonna's blog I noticed that she had two Nutcracker Santa ornaments hanging on her PS tree! No worries, I kept the Nutcracker Santa but got busy stitching this design…



2015 Christmas Ornament for Vonna
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Design: HoHoHo Santa
From: 2014 JCS Ornament Issue

I rang in the new year with my DH aboard a United Airline flight from CA.  We arrived home in the early morning where we were greeted by my oldest son and DIL. Yahoo! They stayed with us from Friday-Sunday where we had delayed Christmas. Everyday that they are able to travel here feels like Christmas! They have since headed back to NYC and shall return when the snow falls…if it ever does!
Ugh, bad start to the ski season in Vermont.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

May all of your dreams turn into reality
and all your efforts into great achievements.


Until next time…

17 comments:

Vickie said...

You are right! That is a beautiful ornament!!! That pink is so pretty!!! I love the PS one you stitched!

Marilyn said...

That IS a very pretty ornament.
Great job on the PS Santa.
Happy New Year!
Marilyn

blue star stitcher said...

I love the fabric she finished the stocking with. And PS Santa's are so classic, your ornament turned out lovely!

Sherry said...

Beautiful stocking ornament. I love the Santas too.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

OH I love that BBD stocking :) Good going Margaret :)
And your sweet ornament was hung with care on my tree that you have contributed mightily to!
Love ya girl!

Elisabetta Borgomainerio said...

Lovely creations, your sock is perfect and your Santa so cute!!!

Vickie said...

You are quite right about the stocking being perfect!
What a sweet ornament you gave Vonna.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a beautiful stocking ornament you received from Margaret and what a wonderful PS ornament you stitched for Vonna! Happy New Year, Marie!

hookedonstitches said...

Lovely gift and ornament :)

sheravery said...

Hi Marie,
Those are beautiful ornaments. I truly love the Prairie Schooler Santa. I don't think I've ever seen that pattern.
I also noticed that you are from Vermont. I have family in the Burlington area, and visit there often. Where do you go for your stitching needs? There used to be a shop in Williston (The Whistling Duck), but it has closed. There is another shop in Stowe (BEST skiing in the world), The Wooden Needle. I have searched, but know of no other shop in the whole state. I would really love to know the location of any other. Thanks for any info you may have. Have a great day!

-Sherry-

Maggee said...

Wow!! I really like that BBD stocking done in PINK! A favorite color!! It is absolutely gorgeous!! I am hoping to try stitching and finishing a mini stocking in 2016! Love that particular Santa... he really catches my eye! I am sure Vonna loved/loves it! I am from SF, and never tell anyone it is warm there! If you go north, yes, it is a bit warmer. Not all the time tho. I like my east coast much better! Hugs!

Brigitte said...

This little stocking is just perfect in every way. I particularly love the color, so bright. And I also love the Santa that you made for Vonna's Prairie Schooler tree.
Wishing you a great 2016!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous stocking you received from Margaret, Marie! Very unusual with the pink theme, too... And I love your latest PS gift for Vonna--perfect for her PS tree.

Glad you got to celebrate a late Christmas with your son and new DIL...

Wishing you a happy new year and I hope you get that snow for skiing (just keep it up your way, though :)

Weronika said...

Both are wonderful ornaments. Have a Happy New Year Marie!

Faye said...

Pretty ornaments Marie!!! Love them~~

Rachel said...

Those ornaments are lovely.

Wow! Your gift from Margaret is breathtaking. The colors are beautiful!!

I hope you have a wonderful year!

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