Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Exchange received

A couple of months ago, Patty inquired as to whether anyone was interested in doing an exchange with her. I replied that I'd love to and so for the past several weeks I've been working on this little guy.
Winter Joy by SamSarah Design Studio,
32ct Sassy's Sugared Cocoa
Just Cross Stitch Ornament Preview Issue 2007

I had so much fun working on this one! Patty is a fan of snowmen so I also tucked in a few other little goodies with the ornament. You can sneak a peek at them on Patty's blog. I'm so glad that she was pleased with everything.

In addition to the exchange, I've been trying to get the M Designs name trees finished for my granddaughters. Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog will know that I have been stitching these over the course of the past two years. I kept telling myself that the girls were still young and there was plenty of time to get them done. Well, the girls are now 6 and 5 and their Dad recently asked me if I had ever finished them. Time to get moving! The stitching on Oceanne's tree is done and Summer's is almost there! These are my first attempts at over one stitching.

M Designs Name Tree - Oceanne

M Designs Name Tree - Summer
Once the stitching is complete, I still have to add the beads and treasures to both trees and then do the final finishing. Knowing me, that will take another week's work (or more!) before they are completely done. I'm determined that they'll receive these this year!

After my recent ornament finishing spree, I started another. This one is a Blue Ribbon Design called Red Birds for Peace. It was stitching up pretty quickly until I realized that the cardinals in this design are stitched over one. So it will wait until the name trees are completed before I tackle it.

I'm heading into the city shortly for my weekly Tuesday group. I skipped out last week because I just didn't feel like doing the drive into town. Tonight I'll concentrate on my JB Christmas which has been neglected lately. After all, I can't work on the over one stitching there without the use of my trusty magnifying lamp (which at the moment is still minus the lamp portion).

My visit with my granddaughters on Saturday was so much fun! I haven't had time to upload the pictures yet so I'll have one or two on my next post. I haven't been home a whole lot lately but when I have, I've been trying to do a little decorating for Christmas. Our tree won't be up for a little while yet but I have lots of other decor to spread around. Hopefully I'll have a few pics of those next post as well. Tomorrow I'll be spending a good part of the day in the dentist chair getting an implant. Wish me luck!


  1. What a gorgeous gift you've made for Patty, it's so sweet.
    Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with your granddaughters and I very much look forward seeing pictures of your decorated home.
    Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

  2. Lynn, your Joy is very nice and I am sure it will have a nice home with Patty and her collection, and the Oceanne's are going to be spectacular too.
    Good Luck and remember your reflex's when in the dentist chair.
    Be always in stitches.

  3. Such a cute ornament you've created for Patty, Lynn! And good for you for finishing up your granddaughters name trees--I know they will love them... They actually look like they might be a bit tricky to stitch--especially over one!!

    Good luck at the dentist with your implant...My husband is going through the same thing with two of his teeth--quite process, isn't it!

  4. I thought that ornament looked familiar ;o) So cute and I see Patty was thrilled with it!

    If you're like me, one over one can wait. LOL! Good luck. I'm sure you can get it done this year ;o)

  5. How lovely; bet Patty was thrilled to receive such a pretty gift.

    Good luck with the dental appointment...not a fun venture, but one that can't be avoided...darn it, LOL!

  6. Beautiful gift for Patty! Love the name trees and the ornament finishes on your last post.

  7. Everything is so pretty Lynn :) I love that Sam Sarah snowguy and the M Designs tree for your grand-daugher is lovely! Stitching stitching, I've got to get to mine!

  8. Awww, this is a SWEET exchange ornament to send! I am sure Patty was thrilled to bits with it!

    LOL at you needing a magnifier to stitch over-one with...I'm SO nearsighted that lately I am having to REMOVE my glasses just to stitch! I guess my old eyes are changing too!

  9. Lovely exchange ornament you stitched up there Lynn, I like the finishing too!

    I'm sure you'll get those trees done this year! You can do it!

  10. Those are going to be fantastic trees for your DGDs, they will love them. The snowman ornament that you sent Patti was darling.

    Good luck on your implant - will keep you in my thoughts.

  11. What a lovely ornament you sent Patty. The name trees look great, I am sure they will be loved by your grand daughters.

    Good luck with the dentist!

  12. You are awesome! That snowman and it's companion "Love" are two of my favorite ornaments that I have designed for Just Cross Stitch. Thanks for bringing back that sweet memory. You did a fabulous job!

  13. Beautiful stitched ornaments - and the snowman is so cute!
    I'm in a snowmen mood now :))


  14. What a lovely ornament you stitched for Patty!! Your M designs tree is beautiful too!!That 1 over 1 stitching is so difficult to do unless it's in sunlight. That's what I find is hard for me, good lighting. It is a lovely piece and I can't wait to see it finished!!

  15. what a nice ornament. good luck at the dentist and cant wait to see pics of the grandchildren