Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More to share....


 The mail on Monday brought more lovely gifts!  Above & below are the goodies that Diane surprised me with!!  Wasn't that sweet of her?  We met in Myrtle Beach in October at the Pals Fall Fling, but we had chatted online a bit before that.  She's a lot of fun & so very sweet to think of me with such a thoughtful gift - and it's all RED!!  (well, almost, but I don't know that Altoids would be edible if they were red!) ;-)  She did a very creative finish - with lots of painting too!  Isn't it great?  Thank you again Diane, I appreciate it so much!

And look at this cute ornament from sweet Vonna!  Cute huh?  Great timing as I had pulled it out to stitch, it made it here just in time!  :-)  It's now hanging on my tree for all to see!  Thank you again Vonna, it's wonderful & very kind of you to make it for me!

This is the amazing "Road to Bethlehem" by Blackberry Lane Designs that my dear friend Char stitched for me earlier this year.  It's 40 ct over 1, with a full x, just absolutely stunning!
I've had it for awhile & Jill Rensel did the mats for it.  Blue suede with Jills *famous* hand painting..... isn't it stunning?  I looked for a frame for awhile but just didn't want a "gold" frame.  Finally decided on this simple wood molding & Ray finally got it framed, just in time for Christmas.   It's going to hang by my computer year round.  After all that work, no way am I going to store it with the rest of the Christmas decorations...  it's bad enough to have to put away all my wonderful Christmas ornaments.....


And speaking of ornaments - here are all but my large tree..... I'll share it tomorrow, have to get a decent picture of it first.
**I think all of the pics are clickable for a larger view in case you're interested!
This is in the dining room by the buffet.  As you can see, it's covered in stitched ornaments...  you might see something you made if you look close.... ;-)


This is an ornament tree in my bedroom.  Once again, all stitched ornaments... see any that you might have stitched?  ;-)
And a couple more views of it....

This one is on the dining room table and is mostly smaller ornaments.  There are a few snowmen on this that aren't stitched. I know, shame on me huh?  Couldn't resist though....
I'm going to have to do more ornaments for this little tree, that will give me a good excuse to stitch more ornaments.  Maybe over 1 - what do you think?
 Again, a couple more views to see more of the ornaments....


And this is new this year, don't you love it?  I DO!!  My mom found this Jim Shore Nativity set at a sale a couple of Friday's ago, new in the box, still in plastic - and she paid a whopping $2.00 for it!  Someone had obviously lost their mind I think!  I'm thrilled with it... who wouldn't be!?!

If you're still reading, you're probably saying I certainly have enough stitched ornaments.  I keep telling you I'm an ornament addict.  I'm not really sure why, but I sure do love them.  My mom does too, and she doesn't help when she finds "one more" that I must have.  ;-)  It's all good though! 
My dear "old" friend Donna was here a couple of weeks ago & the first thing she said other than hello was "I don't think you have enough ornaments, you need more" - and she wasn't even trying to hide her sarcasm.  I told her she was right, and I would continue to collect! ;-)  She was being honest though, I sure do have a lot....  and by this time next year, I plan to have even more! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by - check back tomorrow for MORE pics....
Happy Stitching!!

15 comments:

Karen said...

They still look good....I don't think I will ever catch up with you! Love our goodies you've received!

I must say your mom has a knack for finding "treasures". The nativity is beautiful and that was definitely a steal.

Hope you have a great Christmas....talk to you soon.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Stunning is a very appropriate word for"Road to Bethlehem" WOW it is gorgeous as are all of the ornaments.
Merry Christmas and
Be always in stitches

Cindy said...

That nativity set was an awesome find!

I always wanted a tree filled with stitched ornaments...you really have a great collection of them!!

Catherine said...

I am amazed! Your collection is wonderful - how fun to have the little trees throughout your house!!

Meredith said...

Amy, I LOVE all your ornaments! I hope my collection is as large as yours someday! The Road to Bethlehem is absolutely AMAZING! I love it! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Roberta said...

Merry Christmas Amy, love all your ornaments that you have received or made or collected - very special.

What a find on the Jim Shore pieces.

Happy Holiday.

Becky K in OK said...

Great Jim Shore find. You are right...out of their mind! And I had an ah ha momement when I spied an ornament I made for you on your tree. What a happy feeling. Merry Christmas Dear Lady.

Kathy said...

Oh my you do have a few ornaments don't you? :)

And each one is more beautiful than the next.

And now that Jim Shore Nativity set. it is stunning! If you EVER decide you don't like it well let me know. I would gladly take it off your hands. LOL

I hope you and yours have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

PS Please tell the DSL Santa THANK YOU!! My package arrived yestrday and I can't wait for Christmas morning. :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You are a lover of ornaments, aren't you? There's no wonder - they're all so pretty! Great find, Mom! Look forward to collecting more in 2011...

Fiona said...

All your finishes are wonderful. The trees are stunning and don't collapse, but if I make it to MB next year I already have 1 ornament completely finished and 1 stitched waiting to finish and it's red. Tried to explain to DH and Luke about how stunning the piece that Char did for you was, but don't think they got it.

Hugs

Fiona

Vonna said...

Oh my goodness Amy...you have LOADS of ornaments :)
And they all are gorgeous!
I'm super, duper jealous over your $2.00 Jim Shore find....holy Moses!
And the "road to Bethleham" is totally gorgeous...perfectly wonderful!

Myra said...

All of your ornaments and gifts are gorgeous but that Road to Bethlehem is just stunning. I know you must be very proud of it. Love the Jim Shore nativity - I was just looking at those online last night. Merry Christmas!

Candi said...

Do you have ornaments for all seasons and holidays? I guess what I'm asking is if you leave your metal trees up all year. I have been dying to have a stand to display ornaments for all year I just can never JUST stick to ornaments. :)
Merry Christmas!
~*Candi*~

Einschies blog said...

Gorgeous tree and your onrmanent trees are wonderufl too...wish I could find one here in Germany too,-((

Merry christmas Amy,

Gaby

Sherry :o) said...

I think you have just the right number and maybe even need to add more ornaments - if they are like mine, they are memories and stories...and we can never have enough of those that make us smile!

Love your little trees, I will have to look for some of those to put around in rooms where no "regular" tree is feasible.

I love your framed Bethlehem piece - the framing is quite a way to show the outstanding stitching!