Next are two designs by San-Man that I found in my stash. I stitched one of these the same weekend as the tree above & I'm not sure when the other was stitched. They were kits that came with the tucks & buttons, floss, etc. I think they're pretty cute & very quick & easy stitches.
Here is the ornament hanging on my tree... isn't it cute?
At the Pals Fall Fling Ruth got a basket just like this one (with the handles) in her grab bag from Jane Timmers/Fancy Work. I tried to bring it home with me but Ruth wasn't having any of that! I was afraid it was the basket or no more See's candy for me, so I didn't press the issue (or steal the basket when she wasn't looking). I just came home & ordered it for myself from Olde Colonial. Well, FINALLY on Sunday I got it & the pin cushion basket out & used some of my precious Moda Maderia (Blackbird) fabric to line the bottom of the basket (it is removeable) and to cover the pincushion. I think they're cute & they're VERY useful for me. I'm thrilled with how they turned out!
And speaking of THRILLED..... I joined the Pals Christmas Ornament exchange and mine arrived today. I was thinking geez, what a big ornament ;-) when this big ol' box came and I opened it to find this ADORABLE tin! Isn't it just the cutest? See the bird? I do so love birds...
When I opened the tin, I was THRILLED to find all these wonderful goodies, just look!!! The ornament is the M Designs bluebird from the 2008 JCS Ornament issue, which I got to see in Myrtle Beach as Mary had the model with her! Also, there was one in the ornament exchange but someone else got to it before it was my turn, darn it all. I really wanted it! Thanks to dear Michele (Mavis, Marva, Mabel, etc), now I not only have the adorable ornament (she also stitched the one in the MB exchange!), I have all these other wonderful goodies to go with it. Don't you just LOVE those fat quarters (fabric is my other addiction after/along with cross stitch stash)? And those RED Debbie Mumm buttons are simply adorable! (I think Michele likes red *almost* as much as I do!) She certainly brightened my day with this package!!! Thank you again Michele! :-) :-)
And here is a portion of my tree. Do you think it has enough ornaments on it? Nah, neither do I!! ;-) I'm a total addict when it comes to my ornaments. I'll get Ray to take some good pics very soon!
Thanks for stopping by & happy stitching!!!