Saturday, January 3, 2009

An Ornament, some finishes and a start....

I received my final ornament from the Christmas Ornament Swap from Carolyn. She stitched "A Child is Born" from The Sampler Girl. This is a wonderful ornament. Carolyn did a great job. Thank you so much Carolyn.
I received this Needle minder from Vonna. It was a little appreciation gift from her. It was very kind of her to take the time to send this gift. Thank you Vonna.
Then Cathy B. was stitching with us two Friday's ago and gave me this little tatted ornament. Her mom tatted it. It is very delicate and sweet. Thank you Cathy.

This is a Fair and Square that I received from the Christmas round from Lynda. I finished it into this great little ornament.

Here is a back view.

I stitched and finished these next two ornaments. They are from the same designer--Olga Teague. The pattern is available from Olga. The first is an icicle. I saw this one and thought it was so different.
This one is just a flat ornament to match the icicle. I really like how they turned out.

While I was on a finishing roll I finished this design that I had stitched during our summer retreat. It's Patriotic Summer by Midsummer Night Designs. A little out of season!!!

Then last night during our Friday night stitching, I decided to start this mystery sampler. Jill also started it. We are a very bad influence on each other!!! I have decided to stitch it with
DMC 814 on 40 count cream. I have so many other things I should be working on and then I start something totally new. I hope that I will stay on task with this. Only time will tell:)


Einschies stitching blog said...

What a great stitching post Joan,with lots of wonderful pieces;-))) great job done...


Julianne said...


Your finishes look great! I just love the shapes.

Happy New Year!

Brigitte said...

Wow, you were in a finishing frenzy. But if we don't finish things they will stay in the drawer and we can't see them, so it's one of my goals for this year to get myself in a finishing mood more often. Seeing your finishes is just motivating.

Great SAL start!

Cathy B said...

Woo hoo! Lots of pictures; my favorite type of post! You have lots of new little needlework pretties!

Great ornament from Carolyn too!

Becky K in OK said...

Great stitching pieces. Thanks for the link to Olga's blog. I'm ordering some from her.

Andrea said...

You have been very busy, some great finishes.

Cindy F. said...

such beautiful gifts, swaps and your own finishes!! Wow!! Love all the pics! Love it all!

Margit said...

You have really been busy! Tons of nice finishings that you did! I think that you and Jill are a very good team *smile*. That new sampler from IsaV. will be adorable!!! Good job of Jill ;) to turn you on to it!
XOXOX Margit

Sonda in OR said...

Everything looks so lovely! Happy New Year!

Hazel said...

Hey! Just to say thanks for a wonderful abc exchange. You did an awesome job and I love it. xx

karen said...

great exchanges and stitching you have there! i love the shape on the JBW tree!

can you please email me, i have a question for you about your mesh bags.

Olenka's Stitches said...

All your ornaments look so nice.
I am pleased to see my designs among them. :-)
The tatted ornament is so daity and sweet - I just love it.

tintocktap said...

Gorgeous ornaments - I particularly like the icicle!