Friday, August 1, 2008

Oodles of Ornies

Marie sent me an M Designs ornament for the Christmas Ornament Swap. And all I can say is "wow!" I've admired Marie's stitching and finishing for quite a while, and now to see something she's made in person...it's really quite breathtaking. Thank you Marie, I hope my handwork can be as flawless as yours someday (although I highly doubt it because I'm an impatient person with plenty of flaws, lol!)

Peace Tree by M Designs

stitched by Marie P


The last 2 ornaments of the swap arrived yesterday...the perfect finale to my Christmas in July! Cathy stitched up a Prairie Schooler santa for me, and oh how I love him! I always say I'm going to stitch some, and then never get around to it. Thank you so, so much Cathy!


A Prairie Year by The Prairie Schooler

stitched by Cathy B


This next beauty was stitched by Carolyn. I love the pattern and the fabric is gorgeous. And the stitching...the stitching is TINY! and perfect! I adore it Carolyn; thank you, thank you!


Blue Ribbon Designs

stitched by Carolyn


And here is a group pic of all of my lovely ornies!


I feel so lucky to have all of these gorgeous ornaments, made by stitchers who's handwork I admire! It was incredibly fun to open each new envelope and wonder at the beauty within. Now I look forward to stitching for each person in turn!

I need a new Christmas tree this year...and no, not because of all the new ornies lol! I was just in Hobby Lobby this morning and saw that they have their trees up already. You don't think Hubby and the Kiddos will think I'm any crazier then usual if I get one now and put it up...and yes, because of the new ornies, LOL!!!

Have a terrific weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Creative Chaos said...

Wowww, you've had wonderful ornies !!! Love them all, you're so lucky :-)
Patti xx

Kendra said...

Great ornies!

When I was in Hobby Lobby last week, they didn't have their trees out yet...guess I need to venture over there and take a look. Not that I need a new tree, but I like looking at all the other Christmas goodies!

Daffycat said...

Oh my, you received some wonderful ornaments! Congratulations!

I can't wait to see what you stitch in return.

Annie said...

Nice to be so ready for the holidays in August! You really have great exchange partners.

Ranae said...

A beautiful assortment of ornies.
Love the purple socks :)

Angela said...

All of your ornaments are beautiful, what a special tree that will be this year!

Julianne said...

Staci,

All of the ornaments are great. I hope you find the tree of your dreams to display them on.

Have a good weekend.

Paula C. said...

Get one and put it up. You wouldn't be any crazier than I was when I kept my tree up for 3 years. We lived in San Antonio and I hated that it was so hot all the time. Once in a while I would turn up the a/c and listen to Christmas music. I guess I am lucky my family didn't have me committed! Hmmm, maybe that's why my kids never had their friends over.....

xstitch.nl said...

Woww, you need to show us pictures of that tree, it's going to look awesome!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful ornies! Every christmas i wish i had stitched some ornies during the year!
Cant even think about Christmas yet!!

Yuko said...

Beautiful ornies!!
I love M designs one!
So beautiful!!

Brigitte said...

You've received some wonderful ornies! I love the display picture with all the different ornaments in the little basket. Looks so great.

Carol R said...

Lovely exchanges - such pretty ornaments! I cannot believe Hobby Lobby have trees up already - really is Christmas in July!

Katrina said...

Amazing, they are all gorgeous! Love them. I definitely think you should get a tree and hang them up :-).

sari.i. said...

What a nice pack of ornaments! :)

Maria said...

Beautiful your Xmast ornaments.
I love them!!.

Vonna said...

Look at all those pretty ornies :)
I'm so totally jealous! LOL!
Someday it will be my turn and then YOU can be jealous :)

Sandra Ree said...

Staci, LUCKY you! All beautiful ornaments! I know people that keep their Christmas Trees up all year just for ornaments that are much loved and don't want to be packed away. :)

Sherry said...

what a great haul of ornaments!!! Lucky Lucky you!

Claudia said...

OMG how many you have!!!! Gorgeous basket fulfilled with treasures!!! Congrats to have so lovely friends that stitched all those beauties for you!!! :D

Sharon said...

They are all gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Oh, what beautiful ornaments. I am with you about getting a new tree and putting it up right away. Then you have longer to enjoy the ornaments. Just having it up around Christmas is not long enough. Maybe up 6 months would be the right amount of time.