Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S!

Remember that little peek at the ornament I made for a swap with a blogging friend? She emailed me that it arrived already. That went so fast and it got to her on Christmas Eve...lol. Well a girl can wish in the middle of a heat wave, can't she??? Or maybe the heat has really gone to my brain and I am hallucinating? *wink*


Anyway...my swap partner was none other than Jeanne over at WillowTreeStitcher. I wanted to make an ornament that looked European for her. The St. Nicholaas is stitched in reverse on the other side so even if it turns on the tree, it will always be facing the right side. I added a little snowflake to the bottom and all is sewn together with some of the French ribbons I bought in a needlework shop up in the north of Holland.

I also decided to use the opportunity to RAK Jeanne as well. I sent her a couple of non-stitchy things but also made a fob for a pair of embroidery scissors. It is made with silver, white and blue beads and a porcelain Delft Blauw wooden shoe with a windmill on it.

I am thrilled you got it all in time for Christmas in July (25th) Jeanne and hope you will enjoy using both items in the years to come. Just as the feeling of Christmas, I am anxiously awaiting the postman ringing my doorbell with your ornament. Can't wait........

Heidi 

11 comments:

  1. Lucky lucky me Heidi! I love the gifts you sent me. Thank you again so much!!

    Jeanne :-)

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  2. You did show it to me before you sent it and it is really nice. I bet she will be really happy with it. You always go a little above what you need to do for people. Great job.
    Love Mom
    PS: Hate to rub it in today but the high temp is in the low 70's. Sorry

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  3. The ornament and scissor fob are just beautiful. What treasures they are. I am sure she will love them. I love the idea of stitching St. Nicholaas in reverse on the other side of the ornament...too clever.It has been REALLY hot here too this year....oh Fall cannot come soon enough :)

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  4. How beautiful! I know this will be a treasured Christmas ornament for many years to come!!

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  5. Lovely Heidi. And nice to have in plenty time for Christmas - I see more people beginning to plan already !x

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  6. What a pretty ornament - love the idea of St Nick being stitched on both sides.

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  7. Goed idee om zo'n klompje aan de scissorfob te maken. En met Sinterklaas ben je helemaal goed Hollands bezig!

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  8. Beautiful ornament! I hope you are well! Merry July Christmas .. a few days late. Take care! - Amy :D

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  9. What a fabulous exchange piece! I can't wait to see what arrives in your mailbox :)

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  10. You made a fabulous exchange gift for your friend.

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