I want to say a belated thank-you to dear Heidi over at http://stitchedmemoriesintime.blogspot.com/. Heidi and I have followed each other's blogs for some years and we did a private "Christmas in July" ornament exchange this year. Heidi has already blogged on my gift to her (you can see it here )but I'm just now getting some photos up of her remarkable gifts to me. I just LOVE the ornament she made - I think the silhouette of Santa who looks very Dutch-like and is stitched on both sides of the hanging ornament - how cool is that? I love the little hanging snowflake and beads at the bottom and the colors and trims remind of the Moda French General fabrics. Heidi also made a gorgeous scissor fob for the scissors she included - the fob has a Dutch shoe bead which I treasure! I've been enjoying the Dutch tea Heidi also sent me - am I lucky or what? Thank you again Heidi! I'm so glad we did this little exchange together. :-)
Christmas ornament exchange from Heidi
"Winter Silhouette" stitched with DMC White
on 36-ct Lakeside Linens "Midnight" linen
I also finished this lovely LHN ornament for a friend. She bought one of these great wooden stands from Bloom Woodworks and I put a little sleeve on the back of the ornament to hold it onto the stand. This was such a fun finish to do - I want to do some for myself now! These stands are very nicely made and reasonably priced. It gives you another great option for displaying your work!
LHN's "Saltbox Village"
I got an urge to clean up my sewing room/stitching room/home office so I spent a lot of the weekend sorting through stuff and reorganizing a bit. I threw out a few things like too many empty boxes I was keeping and scraps of fabric...it is so hard to use up fabric! You make quilts and you generate heaps of scraps.... I decided it was time to let some of it go. I was able to make a little more space and my little world is back in order.
Heaps of stuff everywhere.......
too much stash!
I see I have some new followers - welcome! I will try to get out and make sure your blogs are on my very long reading list!