Tuesday, November 29, 2011

exchange with Rachel!

I came home yesterday and found a sad, smooshed box waiting on my doorstep!  Fortunately, everything inside was safe, the box just got a bit squashed in the mail because it wasn't very full.

Inside was my ornament exchange and giveaway prize from Rachel!  The black and white snowflake ornament is from the giveaway, and the larger pillow (a Teresa Wentzler design, I'll have you know! :p) is the ornament exchange.  There's also a lovely spool of HDF thread (my first one ever!), a pretty Elizabeth's Designs winter chart, and a little silk gauze chartpack.  Just reading the instructions for the silk gauze pattern kind of scared me, but I'm going to have to give it a try. :)

Now, pics!

The two lovely ornaments!
I wish you could see the finishing on these.  But they're mine, so you can't. :p

Everything together:

And finally, I can reveal the exchange goodies I sent to Rachel!  This white ornament was my very first piece to have cut threads on it, and I was really worried that it would come out wrong.  But it was no problem at all, to my relief!

I also included a card, a scissor fob, and three small Christmas/winter themed charts. :)

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to put my new treasures back on my ornament tree. :)

PS:  I won NaNoWriMo this morning!  Now I can stitch again. XD


  1. wow beautiful ornaments..lovely prize gifts..have fun xx

  2. Yay! I am glad it arrived safe (albeit a little smooshed!)!!

    I was a little nervous about the silk gauze the first time I tried it, but I fell in love with it! I hope you do the same. :)

    Thanks so much for the exchange! :)

  3. Wow!! Gorgeous ornaments from the both of you! Each one is so delicate and ornate. I love the black one with the beads and yours with the satin stitching!! Talented gals!

    Congrats one winning NaNo..etc!! Tell us more about it!


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