Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hello Friends!!!

I was doing a bit of laundry today, and my paper area was calling my name! I made these angel tags for some gifts and also made a small journal. Doing paper art is instant gratification, a nice change from needlework. I am making a memory box, but it needs more work and drying time in between additions.

Happy Holidays~

Journal and Angel Tags!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Annual Christmas Party at JoAnn's House!

Hello Friends~

This past Wed was our annual Christmas Party and gift exchange! It is by far my favorite party of the season. The food was so good, and we look forward to some foods we get to have only once a year made by each other, like JoAnn's spinach casserole, Joyce's meatballs! The gift exchange is always exciting, finding out who picked your name and what they decided to make for you. The friendship we have with each other, so dear to to all of us!!

Also a big "Thank You" to Karen who has been hosting the "Stitch Inn" for the last 16 years. For opening her heart and home to us every month. I am grateful to be in such a group of talented women who all love needle work like I do! It is a real Blessing!

Hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday!!

Best Wishes Always~
And here is the group gift to Karen, who hosts the monthly Stitch Inn for the last 16yrs or more.
It is the Liberty Hill Halloween House and the pumpkin woman was handmade by Carla! It is amazing! If you love the pumpkin lady, Carla does take orders!
Karen made the wool stocking all done in satin ribbon flowers and lace, Maureen stitched up the pincushion and also made the primitive needle case, such sweet gifts!

The little stockings were stitched by Lori, and Joan made the candy cane pillow.! Sheila stitched the small medal slide that held the needlework, along with a needle minder and she made the gift box as well!!! Awesome work!
Kris stitched up the Blackbird Design and JoAnn did the box, beautifully done!

The pincushion inside the mason jar lid was made by Barb, the picture "Caroline by Goode Huswife" was stitched by Joyce, and Rebecca did the SB needle roll, but made it into a little pocket, with a sweet little strawberry included, all so pretty!

Here is a close up the strawberry pincushion I stitched. It is a reproduction of antique pin cushion by Threads of Gold. It was done on 40ct with weeks threads, the initals JK were stitched over one. I used black vintage rayon seam binding for the rouching, and then put a silver shade 4mm swarovski onto black head pins. It had just a bit of sparkle, made with love for Joyce!

Now for the gift exchange goodies! I stitched the strawberry pincushion, Carla did the needlepunch and Linda made the pillow! Linda had my name so I am the lucky owner of this sweet litlle pillow, I love it!!

We all brought a covered dish to share, everything was so delish!!

More gifts and furry friends!

Under the tree lots of gifts and JoAnn's collection of Lori Baker Bears and Rabitts!

JoAnn's Christmas Tree-a beautiful Douglas Fir~