Christine organises the ornament exchange at Needlecraft Haven and its one of the exchanges that i really look forward to each year.
I opened a real beauty from Kate.
It was so nicely wrapped in Christmas tissue paper with a lovely card added. Thank you so much Kate it will be perfect for my tree (when i get it out the attic and put up!)
Kate has blogged that the design comes from the November Gift of Stitching online magazine.
Lindsay was the stitcher i made mine for.
She has a love of snowmen and when i came across this little guy carrying his Christmas tree in the Dec 1999 issue of World of Cross Stitch (issue 26) i just knew i had to stitch him. His little smile is so infectious.
I had the perfect card to accompany it too. Two little children carrying their own tree.
A little more gift making last week.
I came across these shop made stockings when i was out wandering around the town and thought how nice it would be to add the names of two little children i buy a small gift for.
I used waste canvas and stitched their names and little holly leaves and then removed the waste canvas after. I'd already bought a couple of small items for them and was relieved to find that they will actually fit into the stocking - thought for a moment there was going to be a panic and one of the pressies would be too big.... phew.
Hooky has been happening too. Stuck for an idea for a friend, DH suggested that i make her a cushion similar to the one i made mum.
When you make gifts for friends and family it's always hard to remember what you have sent them in the past, thank goodness usually for online albums LOL.
This time i knew i hadn't crocheted anything for her as i have only been doing it for a year so well done DH, a good idea.
Time to get off the computer and go and wrap up some of the gifts, mum is coming over this weekend to exchange gifts and i have not wrapped a thing this year yet!!
Happy crafting, whatever you are making...