Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!  I hope 2012 is the best year ever - for all of us! 

I finished up a stitching project last night. I started it on Dec. 10th but just didn't have a lot of free time to stitch in December, but I did finish it last night. This is "Naughty or Nice" by Lavender Wings. I've had this in my stash for a few years & I've always thought he was so cute. There is a Mill Hill Gold Star treasure that goes at the end of the gold at his hat, but I can't find it. I'll get one ordered next week. I think he's cute....  (though he does need to be ironed, this is straight off the q-snaps!)...


And these are the contents of my Secret Santa Sack from Carol!  Isn't everything just wonderful?  She made the cutest little zipper bag and pincushion and stitched/framed LHN's Blossoms & Blackbirds and sent all of those goodies (pre-cuts, buttons, scissors, needles, patterns, a die for my GO! Baby, etc) from Sept. through Dec.  I love it all Carol - thank you so much!  Hope we can do this again in 2012!



I entered an "ornament finishing" contest hosted by Sue Hillis in December.  It was supposed to be creative finishing and I decided "why not".  There were two chances to win, the designers choice and one that was to be voted on.  Anyway, I entered two ornaments.....  My "Peppermint Tree"....


And this design is from a JCS magazine and I think it's also in one of her newer leaflets.  The buttons are mother of pearl and it took over 100 to go around the ornament...


And a side view....


The "Button" Tree won the designers choice & I received a $50 gift certificate!  I so rarely win ANYTHING & I was shocked and happy.  Sue Hillis, if you see this, thank you again!  :-) 

I have lots of hopes to do a lot of stitching and sewing in 2012.  More than anything I just wish for peace and health for my family & friends!

Happy New Year to all!

19 comments:

Diane (di) said...

Happy New Year Amy! Love that Santa (I'm going to have to hunt him down) and the peppermint tree. :) And it is easy to see why the MOP tree won Designers Choice... simply gorgeous and the buttons are fabulous. Congratulations!!

Carol said...

That's so cool about your ornament winning the contest. I love it, adorable with the buttons on the side. I really like your Santa too. So nice to get these things done. I'm thrilled that you like all of the gifts I sent to you, I had fun making and collecting stuff for you. I love the gifts you sent to me too. Happy New Year my dear friend.

Christina said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on your ornament winning!! Your finish for the end of the year is cute. Your partner was very generous to you. What lovely gifts you received.

Susan said...

I love your Santa finish and congrats on your wins!

Karen said...

Hope you have a wonderful new year Amy! love your Santa...too cute!!!

Congrats on winning...love both of your ornaments but love the Peppermint Tree....

happy stitching....

Shelleen said...

Happy New Year to you and Ray. The Santa is adorable and congrats on the winning ornament but the peppermint tree is my favorite.

Christine said...

Happy New Year and congrats on the finish and wins! I love the botton edging you did - I definitely want to try that idea!

Lynn D said...

Congrats! I loved for you. The button ornament reminded me of my late grandmother. Her dresses had mother of pearl buttons.

Happy New Year

Darlene said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Your x-stitch projects are beautiful - love the MOP tree.

Awesome gifts from Carol.

Beth Pearce said...

Love Naughty or Nice - he is cute! Great goodies looks like a great exchange.

Both your ornaments are darling, but I sure can see why you won with that buttoned one - WOW!

Happy New Year to you

cathymk said...

Congratulations Amy! Both ornies were beautiful!

Love that Santa - he's just gorgeous.

Carol sent some lovely gifts in her Secret Santa Sack (what a cute idea!)

Gabi said...

Omg - that is the cutest Santa ever. Love it . Have to search that pattern. Love all your stitching and congrats for winning.
Wishing you a Happy New Year

Anna van Schurman said...

Naughty or Nice is really cute! And I love the button trim on the ornament.

Ellen S said...

Congrats, Amy!! I am sooooo happy for you!!! Love both the ornaments and finishing!! Happy New Year!!

Ellen

Sylvie said...

I love your Santa :)

Happy New Year!

Judy said...

Happy New Year! Congratulations on your win with the ornament edged with the buttons, very neat idea! Glad you won.

valerie said...

Happy New Year! That Naught or Nice Santa is too cute for words! Great job on the finishing. The Button Tree is gorgeous! Congrats on your win!

Nicole said...

Happy New Year Amy!! What a great grab bag you received and I love your finishes too. Congrats on the win!

Gems said...

I think your Santa is fantastic, and well done on your decoration winning, hope you have fun spending! Gems.