Monday, December 20, 2010


I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season, I know that I am. Christmas break has started and has allowed me to catch up with some pics and exchanges. I sent an exchange to Heidi from my ILCS group. I have a few pics of what I sent. I sent a prairie schooler santa, a large piece of 36 count linen, and a dmc light effects floss, and a pair of Christmas socks.

I received my exchange today from Wanda in Canada. She sent me a Jeanette Douglas biscornu pattern, a pair of doctor scholls socks, and a lovely card. Thank you Wanda!

Today, I mailed out the bookmark that I made for my daughter, Brianna. Boy did this bookmark become a chore. I had the bright idea that I would use all metallic threads on it, wow was that a toughie. It was the first time working with the metallics and I am not sure I want to work with them again! My daughter's middle name is Starleen, just like mine, and she wanted some stars on her bookmark. I made two cross stitch stars and then I added buttons. I liked the effect and I think that it turned out pretty good and I hope that she likes it.

I have received my Christmas present from my husband and I am LOVING IT! He bought me a Kindle! I have downloaded about two dozen free books. I finished one mystery, entitled, "Invisible" that was really good. It is a modern book, just one in their book specials. I am now reading "Initals Only" by Anna Katharine Green. Ms. Green was a precursor to Agatha Christie and was Dame Agatha's inspiration in writing. I am about half way through the book and it is really very good. It may have been written in 1912 but it is a classic mystery. What a great movie it would make.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday and a great new year. By the way, when I reach 50 followers, I will do another giveaway. Merry Christmas everyone!


Meari said...

Nice exchanges, Angel. I'm sure your DD will love the bookmark. I'm with you -- metallics are not fun to work with. Congrats on your finish.

Merry Christmas!

htimcj said...

I loved the stuff you sent for the Sock it to me exchanged! You bookmark looks great!

Emily said...

What a wonderful bookmark for you daughter. The exchanges are very nice as well.

Katrien said...

Nice exchanges

MaryT said...

Love your stitching Angle and the PS Santa's are an easy stitch and fun.

Mary Louise in IN