Saturday, 10 December 2011

Ornament Exchange with Chris

Not as an amusing title today as the other day lol! My snowman is still headless and handless and the owl still blind but next Wednesday they should be better! Thank you for all your lovely comments. 

Yesterday Chris came for the afternoon and we had a lovely afternoon chatting, having cuppas and buns I'd made fresh that day. We were good and only had one each! The last few years we've done a private ornament exchange and this year was no exception. This is my ornament for Chris which I've happy to say she loved.

JBW Designs Love & Joy
35 count white fabric

Started 19th November 2011

Finished 27th November 2011
For Chris

And this is what Chris stitched for me which I absolutely love! I don't have any stockings on my tree so this is perfect and it's a Blackbird Designs too:) Thank you so much Chris xxx
On Thursday I stitched a bit more on Tra La La Snowman , the December SAL with Chris and Lesleyanne, which I love! My snowman addiction is well and truly coming out again lately!

Last night I finished a gift which I can't show yet and then picked up Renato Parolin Joy again and am hoping to have it finished tonight while I watch Strictly Come Dancing. I've never watched it before until this series as it's always been X factor for me but I'd rather watch Strictly and would love Harry to win!

Finally here's Father Christmas again with days 9 & 10 of my lovely advent calendar from Lisa. Yesterday was the SB Red Snowman chart ( a must stitch in 2012!) and today was some gorgeous silver Madeira metallic thread:) Thank you so much Lisa {{{{hugs}}}}.

That's all for today! I'm getting excited for my birthday and at last I'm getting excited for Christmas! I thought I was going to feel numb about it right through ( won't go into detail here as I've written about it on my other blog) so am happy to start feeling excited!

Take care everyone.

Until next time.........

Lots of love and hugs



butterfly said...

Lovely stitching Sally, also love your exchange.

Yes i also say Harry to win.

Have a lovely weekend.

cucki said...

hello dear, i love the both of the lovely ornament..both are so lovely..glad you had lovely time with chris..friends are the best :)
snowman and joy stitching is looking so sweet..
and the beautiful gift from lisa..keep well and have a lovely weekend
hugs xx

Margaret said...

Love the ornies you two exchanged! Love your stitching as well. You are always working on so many great things.

Christine said...

Both the exchange ornaments are stunning.
You didn't quite manage to decapitate this snowman then? ;D

Beth said...

Your WIP's are fantastic as usual, you amaze me.

Love the ornament exchange pieces both given and received.

sammyjo said...

wow i love the stocking sally and the ornament is lovely i bet she loved it!

Hazel said...

Beautiful ornies stitched - both of them. Your wips are coming along nicely. x

Anne said...

Beautiful exchange pieces Sally! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend!! The snowman is so cute! All he needs is his hat to keep his head warm!!

Sarah said...

Looks like lots of great progress! And what lovely gifts to each other :)

Lesleyanne said...

Both ornaments sent and received are gorgeous Sally. Your snowman is looking great. Lovely advent gifts.

Kate said...

Lovely ornaments that you & Chriss exchanged. I love the snowman project and he seems to be stitching up quick.
Joy is looking lovely - I'm a big Harry fan too, he should definitely win.

Mouse said...

ooohh I wish I could have joined you in your merry ment and chatting and tea n goodies .. lovely ornament you made for Chris :)...some how missed your last posting so had to go back to see all the merriment ohhh dear hope he gets his head soon ... only 14 days left love mouse xxxx

Angela said...

Both ornies turned out really lovely :) I love all your stitching projects!

Ellen said...

Beautiful ornaments! Love the Snowman, it's progressing well!

Happy Holidays!


Colleen said...

The ornies you and Chris exchanged are wonderful. Love your advent calendar from Lisa; how unique and fun. And, how is the headless, handless snowman and his sightless friend, the owl? Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

Lois said...

What lovely ornaments you stitched for each other! That snowman is turning out so cute, love the colour of his scarf, and Joy will be a lovely ornament.

I'd love Harry to win too!

Barb said...

oh nice exchange Sally, I am torn on the strictly I would like Chelsea to win I think but then again Harry is so good too.
Love the gift from Lisa ,all those snowmen you will have a big puddle if they start melting.
See you tomorrow.

Catherine said...

Great exchange and great projects Sally!

Carol said...

I'd say you and Chris both received perfectly lovely pieces from each other, Sally! And your newest snowman is so sweet. I was stitching one myself this weekend--they are kind of addicting, aren't they!

Mindi said...

Both of the ornaments exchanged are absolutely stunning! Great job to both of you.

Tatkis said...

Lovely exchange - congratulations to you both!
Hope to see the snowman finished soon :)


Suzanne said...

Love the ornaments and all your Christmas stitching.

Maureen said...

Great ornaments,Sally

However, Chelsea to win!