Gentle Friends, a couple of days ago I showed you the wonderful exchange things I received.... and today I'm going to show you the things I stitched and sent.......
.... For the HOS Christmas Ornament Exchange I made Kathy this piece, from PS Book #191 "Nordic Holiday" - using a mystery piece of 36ct linen, and the called for DMC red and green. I finished it as a Pyn Keepe, using a cream braid, then laid a red and green wired ribbon with gilt edges and green Pyns. I totally love the way this turned out, even the Hag Claw liked it, I may have to whip up a few of these for our tree, as all the patterns in Book 191 are great.
For the Private Exchange that I did with Shirlee, I stitched up Jenny Bean's Christmas Ornament 2010, from Shakespeare's Peddler. I used mostly the called for Belle Soie silks, I changed a couple, because they didn't look very nice on the 36ct piece of linen I was using.
I chose this chart because I knew that Shirlee likes carols, houses and samplers, and this sort of said all those things to me. Another thing I changed in the chart a bit is I left off the large letter "J" that was at the bottom. I tried stitching an "S" instead, but I couldn't make it look right. I also changed the date - on the chart it had a date of 1824, which meant nothing, but is the date on most of the Jenny Bean charts - so I found that "Silent Night " was composed in 1818, and that does mean something.
There you go sports fans, another week down and only a few short days until Christmas. It's pouring again here, and has been all day........ It may be a KFC night......... Have a super weekend!!