Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Ornament exchange

On Wednesday I had hoped to visit Sally, unfortunately my car had other ideas, and it wouldn't start, so my visit was cancelled. We then hoped I would get there on Friday (Sally's birthday) as dh was off work, and could have a look at it, but no, my car still wouldn't start.

Anyway, Sally and I had agreed to do a Christmas ornament exchange between us, and exchange on our meet up, so on Friday afternoon, I walked to the PO and sent Sallys ornaments, as I couldn't guarantee that I could get there next week. Sally, also went to the post office and sent mine, together with some thread she had got me, and I had fabric for her also. Anyway, thankfully, we got what we paid for - a first class postal service, and we both received the packages the next day. Well done Royal Mail.

Here's the wonderful ornament Sally made for me, with a lovely velvet ribbon, and this is my not so wonderful pic, I just couldn't seem to get a clear shot. I love it, and hung it on my tree straight away.


Here are the ornaments I sent Sally, they are both from Christmas Keepsakes II by JBW Designs. This was the first time I've finished an ornament with a felt backing, but it won't be the last.



Now, as I said it was Sally's birthday on Friday, so I sent her this Whitmans tin, I also made the matching accessories using Jane Timmers pattern (Fancy Work). I stitched Sallys name on the back of the pin cushion. Now the little tassel is for a fob for a small pair of scissors to fit in the tin, but I've not been able to find any scissors small enough. So, we are on the look out. I didn't know if Sally would have any, but I don't think she does.






And, just in case you are wondering, my car finally worked on Saturday, after being left on charge all day Friday.

14 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Everything's pretty, but that Whitman's tin just steals the show!

Christine said...

Lovely ornaments, and the little tin is just gorgeous!
Have you tried Nordic Needle for tiny scissors? They might have some

Sally said...

I love my ornaments and my lovely Whitman's tin. Sent you an email replying about the scissors:)

So pleased you like the ornament I sent you. It was a pleasure to stitch it for you.

Love the wreath your DH made! It's gorgeous.

Jeanne said...

Oh I love all the ornaments and what a gorgeous exchange gift you made from the Whitman's tin. I have all those patterns but have not been able to find the Cloisonne tin. Wonderful work!! Have a beautiful holiday season.

Nicole said...

Beautiful ornaments and the tin is gorgeous! I would love to stitch the accessories for this tin, which I have in my stash. :)

staci said...

So sorry that you had to cancel your visit :( But everything is absolutely lovely, and I have to agree with Barbara~~the Whitman's tin is a showstopper :)

Karoline said...

All your gifts for Sally are gorgeous, congratulations

Julie said...

Lovely pretty gifts, lucky Sally.

Redwitch said...

Great ornies, love the tin and glad your car started at last!

Sandra said...

Love the Whitman's tin set. Boyes sell really tiny scissors, if you have a store near you.

Carla said...

Beautiful ornies!!!

Sharon said...

More beautiful ornaments! I really like the felt backing too!

Maddy*Moo said...

Lovely ornaments Chris! well done. Sorry to hear you couldn't make your meet up.

anna said...

I love the pillow! Still need to get that pattern one day... BUT the tin.... ooooohhhh the tin!!! ;-)