Sunday, December 30, 2007

Exchanges and gifts.

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas. I can now share pictures of the needleroll exchange I took part in. This one was wrapped and couldn't be opened until Christmas day, and I was good. The first picture is the needleroll I stitched for Angie (no blog), and the second picture is the one I received from Kathy (I can't find her blog address at the minute). I love needlerolls, and love the one Kathy stitched for me, as I have admired that chart for a while.



Below we have a couple of Christmas ornaments, both for me. The first was stitched by Edera from my stitching club, she had stitched Tatty Ted in the summer, and I admired it, and jokingly I said she could stitch another for me - so she did. I then made it into a Christmas ornament. The second picture is the wonderful ornament I received in an exchange, again it was wrapped, and opened on Christmas day, it came with a cute little Christmas frame, and a gorgeous Dinky Dye silk. Thank you very much to my partner, I love it all (and I still don't know who you are).



Next we have Just Nan's Christmas Biscornu. You know I'm a JN fan, so obviously I couldn't resist this one could I? It was a lovely stitch, and it's so sparkly. I definitely recommend it. And speaking of Biscornu's, I've still not received mine from the exchange I did, but maybe it's lost-just like the ornament in my last post-I still do not know if my partner received it.


And here is a picture of an ornament that I made for a friend of mine. My friend Carol, is a spinner, and often buys sheep's fleece to dye and spin, so I couldn't resist making this for her. Hope you liked it Carol.


And lastly we have Shepherds Bush Chill bag, which I filled with Chocolate Snowmen, and gave it to DD with her Christmas gifts. It was very fiddly to stitch, as the bag was premade. This meant you had to stitch from the front only, and hold the bag with one hand inside, although thankfully it didn't take too long. Afterwards I suffered with contact dermatitis on the hand that I held the bag in, so I think it must be an allergy to the dye, it's cleared up now, but my hand just peeled for a couple of days, and left a large red sore patch. I had to stitch this in secret, so it was done whilst dd was away in Berlin, the week before Christmas.


I think that is all my Christmas stitching shown, but if I think of anything else, I'll be back.

Thanks to all my exchange partners, and many thanks to the organisers, and the group owners. Without you all we would not be able to take part in such great communities.

15 comments:

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Chris and the things you received are lovely. I love the bag you made for your DD.

Chris said...

You've made and received some lovely Christmas things. I'm allergic to some fabrics too, especially whatever they use in aida to make it stiff.

Karen said...

Chris I sent you the orni from JA I am glad you liked it. The mistletoe design is one of my favourites

Julie said...

WOW all these gifts are so stunning, i keep seeing the JN biscornu and keep closing my eyes, i think i might give in and get it though LoL

Sheilasembroidery said...

What great exchanges, love the needle rolls. Shame about the problem with the bag, it is so sweet. Where did you get it from?

Stitchingranny said...

Wow some lovely things there both given and received. I especially love the two ornaments. Was going to say I hope you find out who sent it but I see Karen has confessed lol. Well done Karen its beautiful.

Dawn said...

Wonderful finishes!

Happy New Year:)

jane said...

Happy New Year Chris!
Lovely pictures of all your exchange pieces/gifts.
I stitched 2 of those Cill bags for my DDs last year - didn't experience the problems with the dye but they certainly wern't pleasant to stitch - looked great though..lol

Janice said...

Beautiful stitching and awesome finishes! Happy New Year Chris!

tkdchick said...

You made, recevied, and sent some beautiful pieces this Christmas!

Mylene said...

Happy New year!!
Thanks so much for the lovely card and gorgeous ornament i received for the exchange on Jayne's Attic. I just love them.

kathyskreations said...

Glad you liked the Needleroll Chris, I wil be stitching it again one day lol.

Love all your other stitched items too.

Hope you had a good christmas and new year.

hugs xxxxx

Andrea said...

Beautiful finishes Chris. Lovely gifts too.

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, what lovely pictures!!!

Karan said...

Oh, lovely exchange gifts Chris & the JN biscornu is stunning. Love the cute bag you made for your DD too. :0)