Friday, November 30, 2007

On it's way

I finally finished it! It looks a little rough, the finishing was fiddly trying to hold stuffing, fold the edges, and stitch at the same time. I hope it isn't disappointing to it's new owner. This is the first time I tried finishing this way, so I was learning as I went. The idea came from a 1982 Vanessa Ann leaflet called Mistletoe Express. I just changed fabric colors, floss colors, and added 4 other motifs.

It goes in the mail tomorrow morning, winging it's way across the sea! I hope it arrives in time.

Today I received the beautiful ornament that Mylene made for me. it's absolute gorgious. I LOVE it. Thank you so very much. She also send me a lovely card, great buttons , some lovely dmc and a small x stitch.
It's too dark now for good photo's but I will make some tomorrow and then I will post them here.

ready to find a new home

Wow, everyone's ornaments look so wonderful !!!!! Congratulations to all!!!!

This little goodie is ready to wing it's way to a secret locale in Europe.
Simone's ornie exchange 2007
He's based on a Trail Creek Farm pattern from one of the JCS ornament issues, but I was compelled to change all the colors, add metallic, switch the word from "Joyous" to "Merry," and add that JABC cardinal. What can i say, I can't help but fiddle with patterns.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Denise received my ornament!

I just got a message from Denise that she received my Christmas Ornament! I'm glad it arrived and that I can show the pics now!

Design: "Emblem of Friendship" by Cherished Stitches,
JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue 2006
Fabric: 28 ct. Jobelan Christmas Red
Floss: DMC 4045
Finish: Pinkeep, ornament

Ornament has arrived

YAY!!!!!! My ornaments are here...... Thanks Simone, thank you...They're great
I will take a photo and post later. But Simone stitched"Emblem of Friendship" by Cherished Stitches and I have a sewn mitten and... some DMC thread -metallic and a red overdyed.

This ornament is leaving tomorrow...

... to find its new home :-)

Ornement finished - recto 1 Ornie finished verso

I hope the recipient will like it :-) I had a lot of fun stitching it ;-)


Oranment mailed today

Hi everyone,

I'm sending out my partner her ornament, it'll be on the mail today.

Not telling where to, but here's a picture of what I've done.


My ornament is on it's way to Australia

I finished my ornament and posted it today. It's going to Australia. What it looks like will stay a surprise until it arrives at it's destination. The only thing I can tell, is that our cat Hidde liked it very much :-)

Hugs, Jeanine

Thank you my "mysterious" partner

Hello ladies,

I received a wonderful Christmas ornament fron the States. The mailman brought it yesterday! It has a wonderful bird stitched in red varigated thread and I just love the gold branches the bird is sitting on.

My partner had also added scenery cards from here home state of Utah, wonderful places you have there!

Unfortunately there is no name on the cards so I don't know who I got this
wonderful work of art from.

And here's the beauty for all of you to see :D

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Ornament is on it's way

Good Morning Everyone,
What happened to November. It went by in a flash. My ornament is off to someone in the US.
I've posted a picture of it here.
Merry Christmas Everyone.


Hi ladies!
It's almost december 1st, so your ornament should be on it's way to its new owner by than!!!

Please contact me at simonedejong @ (without spaces), if there are any problems.

Tineke's ornament

Tineke told me that she brought this cute ornament to the postoffice
yesterday. So it started its long journey to Australia! Too bad for all
non-Australian participants... :(
The design is from Marjo Timmers of the Stitch Company.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas ornament from Amarins

Today I brought this Christmas ornament to the postoffice. It begins his
long journey to the USA. But who will find this ornament in his mail?
Amarins from the Netherlands

Monday, November 26, 2007

Somewhere in Europe

This ornament is waiting for a long time to go on a journey in Europe. And tomorrow it will be te day the journey starts.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lisa's Ornament

Lisa has mailed her exchange out today! Isn't that a gorgeous Biscornu?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I'm a bit confused...

I've read a post that made me wonder...

Simone, is the "partner" we are sending to not the partner we are receiving from?

Just a question out of curiosity :-)

Nice day to you all :)


Friday, November 23, 2007

angel in Harlingen

The angel is landed in our garden.
It is a beauty.
Thanks Melanie.

Ornie sent

Hi everyone,

I have seen some very nice ornaments that have been sent to their new owner already.

I have sent mine on its way last Wednesday. It has to go across the Atlantic, so I hope it reaches its destination ok.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Birdhouse ornament

Today I received this Birdhouse ornament in the mail from Elza. She has sent it, to thank me for organizing the Christmas Ornament exchange. Isn't that sweet? She also enclosed a Jeremiah Junction leaflet with lots of
birdhouses. Elza knows what I like ;)
Elza, thank you so much for this sweet surprise!

My Ornament in the Netherlands

Hi Everyone! My partner got her ornament, and so I'm posting the photos I took of it. FYI, I did the angel's wings in Rainbow Gallery Wisper, so they look "fuzzy" on the piece. I loved this exchange - happy holidays! Melanie

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

To the USA

My ornie is send yesterday to the USA.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

On its way to Canada

I want my ornament to be a surprise for my partner. But tomorrow it's going on its way to Canada! I hope it has a safe journey and that my partner likes it!

On its way to the UK!

Monday, November 19, 2007

On it's way...

Mine was sent off today to.... ????

Who is this for?

I have had my ornie finished since October but didn't want to send it too soon. So it should be off today in the mail. Slight adaptation of Cranberry in Pines by Rosewood Manor. I changed the bead because my LNS didn't have the correct color so I went for the popcorn and cranberry string with gold tinsel feel. Hope they like it...

Ornament for ?

I've just sent this cheery chap off on his travels - at least unlike the real Santa he won't have to go down any chimneys!

I've loved seeing the ornaments others have stitched so far - I would love to receive any of them, and I can't wait to see what turns up in my mail :o)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ornament will soon be flying

My ornament is done, boxed and will be mailed out tomorrow (Monday), flying far, far from my home in the USA. My digital camera is not working at the moment, but I choose a pattern from the Just CrossStitch 2007 Special Christmas Issue by The Sunflower Seed, "A Star, A Star". I enjoyed every minute that I spent making it and hope that it is appreicated by its new owner.

Happy Holidays to everyone.

Linda Meadows
Sutter Creek, CA

And this is for?

I cannot show you side 3 as it might give the game away!

xmas for??????????

I've made this for?????????

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Something Very Different

I made this ornament this week and it'll be in the mail tomorrow. I know it's not cross stitch, but I decided to do different things this year for ornaments - experiment. The background fabrics are all silk scraps. I hope she likes the experiment - it's a completely unique design by me.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Posting This Tomorrow

But who to?! This is Patricia Ann Design Christmas Poinsetta from last year's JCS ornament magazine. I have stitched names and year on the back:) Sorry the photo is not good.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

In the Mail Today-on its way to ????

I'm not sure if we're supposed to keep the recipients a surprise until they get their ornaments, so I won't say who this is going to. The pattern is called "Snowed In" by Something in Common, and was offered in the December 2006 issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine. I stitched it on 28-count Lugana, and it's mounted on green felt and a wooden square backing.