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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Another Little HD


Unfortunately no piccys for you this time. I sat down today and stitched the first of two Christmas ornaments for exchanges I'm in. I know I've got this baggie full of ornaments, but I've shared them with you all and what fun would that be sending off an ornie the world has seen?

So I stitched up a freebie that caught my eye some months ago. I totally changed the colour lay out and I think it looks quite wintery now. Of course I'm head over heels with the beaded edging I did on my Celestial Fob so I did another beaded edge. It looks fantastic. I did take pictures and will share those with you sometime in December. This ornament exchange I'm organizing through my BB Needle and Thread (link in the sideboard)... and still taking sign ups.

This evening I started my second ornament this one is for the TWOE (Teresa Wentzler Ornament Exchange). I'm a little disappointed to hear that this year there are only 15 participants... in the past the exchange used to be huge! I think that just shows what an impact there was on the community when the Just Plain Chat forum was removed a couple of years ago. I know Teresa's reasoning, and I understand it as it started taking the focus away from what she originally intended. Many of the stithcer that used to hang there have settled on various boards across the internet. I miss those days.

I'd like to get these ornaments finished up before the week is out, and finally move onto Sylvia's TWRR. Which has been sitting in my stitching bag since I received it. I just couldn't focus stitching on it until I finished Celestial Fob and Needle Guardian were done. I haven't even decided what I'm going to stitch on her RR.

(Photo : clematis growing in my front garden)

6 comments:

Karen said...

Love the Clematis!

Anonymous said...

Dani

I quite agree about the TWCOE, only 15 of us is a real shame.

Zoe

Arthemise said...

I too remember the traffic that used to go through the TW board. I had trouble keeping up with it all! I think the fact that she's not designing as much has also had an impact. You don't see as many people stitching TWs, which is a shame.

I finished my ornament for your exchange this weekend. I hope I don't get a stitcher who hates this designer!

Paula said...

I agree about the TWCOE as well. I love taking part in it every year and its a pity that there are less people taking part.

mj said...

gorgeous clematis...

mj said...

Dani...whats up with your blog?..it looks a little...odd...