Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Christmas Ornament from Germany!

My ornament from the exchange on the Friends Through Friends blog arrived yesterday. Kerstin stitched me an ornament using motifs from a German designer "Liebevolle Kreuzstichentwijrfe". It is really very pretty and finished perfect too! (Kerstin said this was her first time making an ornament, I sure couldn't tell). The ornament came in such a cute little bag too.

Thanks for a lovely exchange Kerstin.

Thanks so much for the well wishes on the migraines. I am doing much better. They usually have been kept under pretty good control.

I wish all my US friends a Happy Thanksgiving. Rex and I plan to have my mom come down for dinner and other than that, just a quiet day at home.

They are forecasting snow showers on Thursday so that might just put me in the mood to start pulling out the Christmas decorations. Seems like everyone around town here has their Christmas lights AND Christmas tree up and all lit up! I feel like we need to get busy! So we will see.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stitching!

Wendy Jo

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 Ornaments Received & A Finish

Kerstin received the ornament I sent from the Friends through Friends ornament exchange. I stitched Kerstin the Littlehouse Needleworks pattern from the 2009 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue.

I am so glad you like it Kerstin, I enjoyed stitching it for you.

I also participated in the ornament exchange on the Exchange Heaven blog and we were to also send a non-stitching gift as well. So in addition to a lovely snowman ornament Carol H. also sent a cute bunny rubber stamp!

Thanks for a lovely exchange Carol!

Here is a pic of Gobble Gobble by JBW Designs. I did get it stitched but not "finished" or ironed! I am not sure if he will become a pillow or a pinkeep.

I have been battling migraines the last few days so I haven't done much stitching. Just today I am feeling a bit more like myself just not much energy.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching.

Wendy Jo

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Christmas Ornament Arrives!

I participated in an ornament exchange on the Friends through Friends blog and I received my ornament from Joan and I just love what she sent and the finish is so pretty!

Joan stitched a freebie design (designer unknown) and used DMC variegated floss 4210. All in red...my favorite color to boot!

I'm looking forward to putting this on my tree, which will be here before we known it!

Thanks so much Joan.

I have spent the past couple of days stitching Gobble Gobble by JBW as I had been eyeing that pattern in my pile for a couple of weeks so I decided I am just going to get it stitched before Thanksgiving and I actually should have that finished later today. Then its back to my Christmas stitching and I should have some pics next week to share.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. I really do appreciate it and thanks so much for the compliments.

Wendy Jo

Monday, November 9, 2009

A P.I.F and LK Exchange Arrive!

I received a couple of packages that I have to share.

First, a P.I.F. (pay it forward) from Carol S. Earlier this year I signed up for a P.I.F. on Carol's blog and I received a lovely Christmas ornament from her! Its from JBW Designs called "Peace on Earth". It is so cute! I can't wait to put it on my tree! Thanks so very much Carol!

The next package was from the Lizzie Kate exchange blog I participated in. I received a lovely pillow from Brenda. I haven't had an opportunity to stitch this chart yet so I was tickled to receive this. Thanks so much Brenda for a lovely exchange!

I am all done with my Christmas exchanges and gifts and they are ready for mailing so I am now just working on some things for myself which is nice. I hope to be able to show some things shortly.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching.

Wendy Jo