Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May's ornament exchange.....'s time for the You & I ornament exchange.....
BC "The Christmas Collection" -- "Red Holly Berries"
Stitched over 1 on 25 ct Mocha Vintage evenweave

This is one of my favorites!  I found this
oldie from Bent Creek in my stash and decided
it would make a cute ornament.  Stitched over
one it turned out the perfect size.

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Hopefully you know the drill....this "exchange" involves me stitching two ornaments:
one for me and one for a lucky follower.

And so....this month's lucky
"exchange" partner is......


It's not too late...if you want to be my
"exchange" partner for next month, just
make sure you're a follower!

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I can't believe the response I got on my "collection" of tuckaway pillows. 

I knew you would understand! 

Based on some of the comments and emails I received, I thought I would share a few tidbits. 

All of these tucks were made in 2001 & 2002
( used to do a local craft show in my hometown) I have been lugging these things around
for all of the these years.  For obvious reasons, I haven't made any in years.  

The best part of this finishing is you can adjust the size to make them smaller, which are perfect for ornaments, or larger. 

CyberStitchers has this neat calculator and a tutorial with pics.  If you haven't tried them, you really should.  My sewing skills are
not that great so if I can do it anyone can!

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As always, thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment.  Hope you have a great stitching weekend and holiday.


  1. Great ornies! You're so cool to do this every month!

  2. Cute Karen, as usual!! Love the llittle LK pin cushions from then last post too!!!

  3. wow, that one is gorgeous.......congrats on 2 beautiful finishes!!!

  4. TOO CUTE!! This BC chart made the perfect ornament - LOVE IT!!

  5. Beautiful ornies! Congrats to Sharon!

  6. Another beautiful ornament! Congratulations to Sharon!

  7. This months ornies are beautiful . I love the holly.
    You are going to have such a nice new group of ornaments for 2011!

  8. Thanks for the instructions. I've never made one, but would love to. I've got the materials, and have had them for a while. So now I can actually make one (or get my mom to do it).

  9. Your ornaments look great, that's a sweet little design!

  10. oo thanks for the instructions link .. have book marked it to recall later when got sewing head on .lol .. love the ornaments as well well done Daffycat :) love mouse xxx

  11. That did make darling ornaments! Great thing about stitching - a different size or color and it's totally different!

    Hope y'all have a great holiday!

  12. Congratulations to Sharon! Your ornaments are gorgeous Karen.

  13. Congratulations, Sharon!! Congratulations to you, too, Karen, on the beautiful finishes!

  14. Awwwww!!!! Lucky Sharon! Great ornament this month Karen :o)

  15. Those ornaments turned out great, I love the pattern!

  16. These are really lovely ornaments Karen! I love seeing what you'll come up with next. Your finishes are great.
    Congrats Sharon on being the lucky recipient!

  17. Super cute@@@ I love them. :)

  18. *squee* Me? My-oh-my...and I do so LOVE Bent Creek designs and holly is a favorite Christmas symbol of mine as well.

    I am thrilled, Karen!!!

  19. I Love! Love! those ornaments Karen!! I see Sharon is thrilled!
    Congratulations Sharon!

  20. Hello ~
    I have been a lurker of your blog for some time and can't stop thinking of the cute ornament you made using BC The Christmas Collection ~ Red Holly Berries. Is this an 'older' leaflet/chart? What year? Might it still be available anywhere? Any help would be appreciated.



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