Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Last Post For 2011

Just in time to squeeze in a last post before the year closes.

Christmas comes, Christmas went and I had no ornament to show except those I received from HoE exchanges. Thank you so much for these exchanges. In the last Round, I stitched this Santa for my partner, Roberta Smith. I love Santa and this Round is the Stitcher's Choice. I hope Roberta loves it too!
Design: Santa by Prairie Schooler
Fabric: 28ct Opalescent Linen
Thread: DMC

In return, I received a beautiful ornament from Becky K. She knows I love Santa and sunflowers, so what better than a Santa with Sunflowers. This design is also by The Prairie Schooler. I love this ornament, thank you Becky for this great exchange.

I did managed to finish stitching Red Santa after Christmas. This ornament will be on my Christmas tree next year, ha, ha!

Design: Red Santa by BOAF
Fabric: 36ct Lakeside Linen Meadow Rue
Thread: DMC

Here is a picture of my small Christmas tree with all those ornaments I received.

I have two last finishes for 2011. First is the SAL hosted by The Thread Basket and C Mon Monde. The SAL was scheduled to be completed by Dec 14th but I only finished the stitching on Christmas Day. I enjoyed stitching this sampler, a beautiful winter scene. Thank you so much, Valarie and Virginia for this SAL.

Design: A La Belle Etoile by C Mon Monde
Fabric: 36ct Hand-dyed linen (Color close to DMC 3747)
Thread: DMC

This one is an UFO, cannot remember when I started it. I love quaker, don't know why I put it away for so long. The design is by Nathalie of Jardin Prive, she gives the choice of 3 colorways.

Design: Eiffel Quaker by Jardin Prive
Fabric: 32ct Antique White Belfast
Thread: DMC 407, 632, 950

A closer view of the Eiffel Tower!

I would like to say a big "Thank you" to everyone who visit my blog. All your comments are greatly appreciated!




Gabi said...

Lovely ornaments.The Santa stitched and received are both lovely.
And your newest Santa is such a darling. He will make a most beautiful ornament for your tree.

Congrats also on your two gorgeous finishes. I love the Eiffel tower Quaker and also the SAL piece.

Veronica said...

Your Christmas tree looks great! Congratulations on such wonderful finishes. I especially love the colours you've picked for Eiffel Quaker. It's beautiful.


Siobhán said...

What fantastic ornaments! I love your red Santa, too. I have the charts and love them--just need to stitch them!

Congratulations on the finishes!

Happy New Year. :)

Carol said...

What great Santas both sent and received, Ellen. That PS Sunflower design is one of my favorites!

Your SAL and Eiffel Tower look wonderful as well... Looks like you had a very productive stitching year in 2011. Best wishes to you for a happy, healthy 2012 filled with lots of stitching time!

Suzanne said...

I love your ornaments! Congratulations on your finishes, they are both beautiful.

I hope that you had a great Christmas and your new year is just as wonderful.

Myra said...

Wonderful exchange both sent and received. Love your finishes - that Eiffel tower quaker is magnificent.

Anne said...

You always stitch the most beautiful designs!! All of your ornies are so lovely!! Love the Eiffel tower!! It's perfect!!

Happy New Year!

Kathy Ellen said...

I love your post for the last day of 2011. Your ornaments from your friends are all wonderful!

Your stitching is beautiful for 'A La Belle Etoie' and 'Eiffel Quaker'. I too love Quaker designs:)

Blessings to you for the 2012 New Year!

Jules said...

I love your Eiffel Tower! And check your email. You won my giveaway!

Happy New Year

Brigitte said...

Oh Ellen, I love those ornaments. Aren't PS ornaments some of the best out there?
Congratulations on the two last finishes. They are both really great. Looking forward to seeing what you will be making with them.
Happy new year to you, too.

Solstitches said...

Three wonderful Santa ornaments. I love them all especially the cute BOAF one.
Your SAL piece is such a pretty finish as is the Eiffel Tower Quaker.
Happy stitching in 2012!


Lillie said...

Happy New Year to you and family.

Adorable Santas and the tree look great. Loved the Quaker colors.
Congrads on finishing your SAL.

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Congrats on your two gorgeous finishes! I just love them both. Will you frame them soon?

Cindy's Stitching said...

Very pretty Ellen. I like the Praire Schooler santa with the sunflower. I might have to do that one. Your package came back yesterday and I had to remail it today. Looks like the postal machine ate it. I kept the receipt this time. I used a plastic wrapping this time. Havent had that happen before. Sorry for the delay. You have a nice collection of santas now.