Monday 12 December 2011

Advent Days 9-12 and a Challenge

Here are gifts 9-12 from my Advent Exchange, a hand towel with a stitchable band for personalisation, a set of handy highlighter pens for marking off charts, knitting patterns etc (if the girls don't pinch them), a packet of assorted emery boards and some lovely hand cream and body scrub. This exchange is so much fun.
I can show the ornament I sent to Melanie in the Gift of Stitching exchange now, I killed two birds with one stone and used the design from the Nov/Dec Challenge on Needlecraft Haven so I couldn't show it until Reveal Day which was yesterday.
Our challenge was either of these two designs from Log Cabin Needlework. I chose the Noel design and stitched it in WDW and Thread Gatherer threads, it is finished with a flamboyant bow that started life on a box of Thornton's, and is backed with the vintage fabric shown (Rag Rescue again). I really love this one and may have to stitch it again for myself.
The album is here and shows what a difference thread choices can make to a design.


stitchersanon said...

That lovely big bow really emphasizes you is a great finish. Very inspiring xx

cucki said...

wow very lovely gift and the sweetest ornament..i love it..beautiful finish..
keep well and happy monday hugs.
cucki xx

Carol said...

I love the large bow you've added to your ornament, Christine--really gives it some punch! It was fun to see how everyone else stitched that as well--fabric and thread do make such an amazing difference!

Nancy said...

You did a beautiful job on your ornament - I love the big red bow!

Hazel said...

Lovely advent gifts! Love your Noel ornie. I really want to stitch it but time is crazy busy at the moment. x

Linda said...

Noel looks very elegant. You did a wonderful job with it.

Sally said...

Your ornament is beautiful Christine.

Lovely advent gifts.

Did you receive my thank you email?

Ranae said...

Lovely ornament to Melanie
I could use some of them Advent Exchange gifts, lol

Dani - tkdchick said...

Ooh what fun the Advent Exchange must be!

Lovely Challenge piece this month, I've stitched that one up myself.