Saturday, January 17, 2009

UFO stitching and a Christmas Exchange

Last night was my UFO stitch night, and I got another pair of animals done - the pigs. This is the second time I'd stitched these, the first time had to be frogged, and after that this piece became a UFO. Here's the before pic, for those who wanted to see the full thing.


And here is the after pic, I also back stitched the horns on the Big Horn Sheep.




And here is an exchange I received before Christmas. I took part in the Christmas bag exchange on Judy O'dell's board. As it was organised late, it was decided to not do an ornament exchange as there wasn't a lot of time for stitching if people were already tied in to other exchanges. And Judy gave us an incentive to join in, there would be a $75 drawing for the completed exchanges. The idea was to give a bag and gifts. There were some really lovely bags, but look what I got. I received a Nantucket basket, complete with kit to stitch the top with my initials, and there was a Charles craft mini stocking, some Sky blue linen, Waterlillies thread, 2 skeins of Ecru DMC, a cute Mill Hill reindeer magnet, a couple of tuck pillows, a mini Christmas ornament kit, and a Mill Hill Silk angel kit. I just love the basket, and have already stitched the top. I'll show you it when it's finished and stuck on the basket. The instructions also include how to make a bag lining, so I'm hoping to do that too.



Here's a pic of the goodies I sent to Becky, I originally planned to make a bag, but time was not on my side, so I bought a green velvet one, with bells on it, silver lace, and a silver rope with tassels. I was late posting too, but it made it there on Christmas Eve - phew. I made a scissor fob using some beads I bought from the NEC, or was it the Knitting and Stitching Show. I did do some beading last month, and made some ear-rings. I'll have to get you some pics.


10 comments:

Daffycat said...

Your UFO stitching looks great!

What a great exchange. The basket with goodies is darling!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the pigs - hope the frogs stay away. Great stash too, lucky girl x x

Karen said...

Love the basket and that will be beautiful once you stitch for the top! You will have to post a pic once completed.

Sam said...

Noah's Ark looks wonderful Chris! And what lovely goodies there were in your exchange - I'm sure Becky was thrilled with what you sent.

Julie said...

Beautiful gifts sent and received.

Cute little piggies.

Shelleen said...

your UFO looks great!

Lennu said...

Your UFO looks wonderful! Happy stitching :) Wow, great exchanges!

Andrea said...

Love the basket. Your UFO stitching is great.

Maddy*Moo said...

Your UFO stitching looks lovely! Such a nice design too!

And so much stash! Lucky you!

Sally said...

Noah's Ark looks good Chris!

Lovely exchange for Becky and, of course, you know I love the basket and the piece you've stitched for the top.