Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

I'm so excited!  I received my first set of squares from the Fair and Square exchange today.  Karen  from Australia stitched Red Berries from Rosewood Manor.  Isn't it pretty?  And the card she sent is adorable.  I love all the little Aussie critters.

Unfortunately, she hasn't received the squares I mailed on Dec 8th -- I hope they didn't fall off the slow boat into the ocean.

Even though I had a cold over the Christmas holiday, it did not turn into broncitis or settle in my lungs this time -- hurray!  And even though I spent a lot of time sleeping because of said cold, I did get some stitching in on Mary Wigham -- hurray! again.

Soon, I'll have the outside motiffs finished.  I have until Jan. 1st to get more done on her before I have to set her aside for the 2011 Challange.  Hopefully, I can work on her every evening after work and be able to get lots more done.

I finished 2 ornaments as little pillows for my nephews this year.   I'm not that good at making pillow ornies but I thought these turned out okay.  The snowman's hanger is a little off center but that's not too bad.  I never made a pillow with hardanger before.  The third piece of fabric kind of threw me but I got 'er done.

I did better with the reindeer ornie, don't you think?

The eyes on this guy just kill me -- talk about a sugar high!?!

I hope everyone has a happy,
safe and healthy new year
with lots of stitching fun!

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marcy, I think you did a great job finishing the ornaments. I'm afraid to try hardanger...you can't rip out mistakes on that, can you?!?

    The squares Karen sent you are beautiful. Don't worry -- I think some of the mail took a bit longer this year, at least between the UK and the US.

    I am cheating slightly on the Challenge, and counting current works in progress...only a couple and only just started.

    If you like, hop on over to my blog to enter my little New Year's Day give-a-way.

    Happy New Year!