Dec 23, 2009

Marvelous Mid-Week Update

Mel has FINALLY received the ornament I stitched for her in our private exchange. (I was worried those sled dogs were on strike!) Here's what I stitched for her:

Design: Joy
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28ct Hand-dyed Linen (don't know what kind)
Fibers: Six Strand Sweets, DMC, Kreinik Blending Filament
Embellishments: 1/4" ribbon

I know a couple of you asked how I did the edging. It's called Ruched (Runched) Ribbon. I didn't take the time to sew the ribbon on by hand. I glued it on instead and held it in place with straight pins until it dried.

A while back, I signed up for a PIF on CJ's blog (Tea & Stitches). Just in time for Christmas, it arrived in today's mail! I absolutely loved everything she sent me.

... a handmade card from Italy! I'm always in awe the time and talent these ladies put into making cards. Colored head pins -- Great for embellishing pinkeeps and ornaments. Cute little lady bug charm. Six Strand Sweets Floss (Wintergreen) in an adorable handmade pouch envelope. 32ct Evergreen Opalescent Luguna fabric -- I've already cut a piece off this for an ornament I want to do :) A pair of 3" Wescott scissors. They are so cute!

But wait... there's more! Don't you just love handmade gifts? I know I do

Baked Potato Bag -- I can't wait to try this. CJ says it works really well. Beaded Bookmark by Lady Sophie. A crocheted dishcloth. I have a couple of these from my sister. They work wonderfully.

Thank you, CJ. Your PIF is really appreciated.


Mel said...

What a lovely PIF! :)

And I LOVE your ornament. It's a great addition to my tree. Thank you,thank you!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Just love that ornament - I want to learn how to do that lovely ruffled edge - have found instructions, now just need to follow them, lol!

Blu said...

What an awesome PIF!
Love the ornament. That edging is just wonderful!

Shari said...

very pretty ornament Meari!!! And wow, what a great PIF gift!
Merry Christmas!!!

Donna said...

So pretty! And your PIF is to die for (or rather to live for!)

Daffycat said...

I was admiring the ornament on Mel's blog ~ great work, this is just beautiful!

Merry Christmas, Meari!

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely ornament and what a great PIF.

Merry Christmas.


Carolyn NC said...

Great ornie and PIF - Merry Christmas, Meari! I hope yours is a wonderful time for you and your family.

Olga said...

you did a great job with the ruched ribbon! congratulations on a stunning finish!! and wishing you all the best for xmas and the new yr! (hugs)
luv from olga. :o)

CJ said...

The ornament is really lovely. Great job on the ribbon.

Merry Christmas!!

Stay warm.


Rachel S said...

What a gorgeous ornament! Very elegant. Merry Christmas.

Julie M said...

Beautiful ornament and what great PIF gifts! Happy Holidays!

Kathy A. said...

Merry Christmas Meari!

Erica said...

That is a gorgeous finish on your JOY ornament!

Debra said...

nice ornament and great gifts. What is a baked potato bag?

Rene la Frog said...

Love the ornament. Thank you so much for the link for the ribbon trim, I've been dying to try it

stitcherw said...

Your Joy ornament turned out wonderfully. I love the way you did the edge, fun. Great PIF too.

Kristin said...

The ornament is amazing and I love your!

glenda said...

CJ sure did you right! I will miss her terribly in CSE. sigh. Love that ornament! The border is striking and different. Different in a good way :)

Shelley said...

Beautiful ornie, I have bookmarked that ribbon technique, very pretty. Your PIFfy package looks awesome. You'll have to let us know how the potato turns out.