Friday, January 14, 2011

My Christmas Gift from Linda


This is the beautiful ornament that Linda stitched for me, which is now hanging proudly on our tree. I love the vintage colors, and Linda's stitching is just lovely, but what I love most is that this is a one of a kind ornament just for me. According to Linda, the word peace was not in the original ornament. She liked the idea of a 4th word instead of the year and chose "peace", something we can all use a little more of in our lives.

Linda stitched the ornament on an unknown fabric with Belle Soie silks - Cinnamon Stick, Collard Greens, Sister Scarlet, Mudpie and Cranberry. Linda also included a cute fingertip towel which is now in our guest bathroom. I don't know how she knew it, but I have a distinct lack of holiday themed decorative items in our house, and a Christmas towel was a welcome addition for the holidays.

Also in the package was a new lighthouse ornament to add to our collection, this one from the Marblehead Lighthouse in Ohio. It's one we have yet to visit, but it's definitely on our list.

On a final note, Linda has decided to get her blog up and running again, so please drop by and visit her at Taxing Stitches.

7 comments:

Catherine said...

What a great oranament! I love how she changed it up for you! And that lighthouse ornament - love how it is long and skinny!

I'm off to check out her blog!

Rachel S said...

Great job, Linda! She sent you some lovely ornaments!

Lynn said...

Linda's done a great job. It's such a pretty ornament. The lighthouse ornament is really unique too!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Really pretty ornament that you received and nice of her to send another ornament too.

Michele said...

What a sweet ornament! Love the design and the finishing :)

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely ornaments and gifts!

Sally said...

That is a beautiful ornament.