Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A beautiful exchange, a finish, and a new start as well

A week ago Kathy send me the most gorgeous Christmas ornament. It's just lovely:

Some of my own Christmas ornaments got also a finishing touch. The first one I did earlier because I sent it off to Germany to my mother and wanted it to arrive in time. The rest I "ornamentified" last week. I plan to make the one I sent off again, because Michael likes it a lot. But who knows...I have ...errrmm....quite some projects in planning.

I FINALLY finished the first row of "Manhattan Wonderland" and can confirm that with this speed it will take only couple of years to finish it. Not more then 10 years, I can assure you that (for now)

Lastly a new start. Thanks to a dear stitching friend I am able to stitch this wonderful Blackbird Design called "Blessings be Thine".


Donna said...

Very nice all of it! Merry Christmas!

Giovanna said...

Your ornaments are just lovely! Congrats on the first row of NY, and nice new start :-)

Merry Christmas!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Ornaments !!

Siobhán said...

I'm glad to see you posting again!

I had to click on the photos of the ornaments that you stitched. Oh my gosh!! They are exquisite. I thought they were vintage prints. Beautiful finishes and WIPs! I love the ornament from Kathy, too.

Merry Christmas!

Nancy M said...

Love the ornament Kathy sent, I really need to pick those up!! Seeing your set all done makes me want to finish the 4 I haven't stitched! Manhattan looks great, congrats on finishing the row! The next row should be a bit more interesting for you! Merry Christmas!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The ornaments are beautiful. I am so glad you are back. Have a Merry Christmas.

Meari said...

Everything looks beautiful, Gabi!

Merry Christmas :)

Shelley said...

Your ornaments are very pretty. WIPs all look wonderful.

Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Isabelle said...

All your onaments are really nice Gabi and it looks that you are stitching avery large project !!
I wish you and yours a Merry and Blessed Christmas,

Hi Gabi, I just left on your Yuku mailbox a message about your floor stand with scroll rods : I wouldl ike your opinion :-)) Thanks so much in advance,Isa

Kathy said...

OMG your ornaments are gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

Blu said...

Wow those hexagonal ornies are stunning! I thought they were prints at first!

Anne Marieke said...

Both Kathy's and your ornaments are so pretty!

I bet your mother was really pleased to receive such a beautiful present and also hand-made by her daughter, which makes it extra special.

Merry Christmas, Gabi and I hope 2011 will be a much better year for you.

Kay said...

Those ornaments you made are so beautiful! I really love what you got as well. Happy holidays!

Bertie said...

Your mother must be delighted with your stitched ornaments. Christmas is so big in Germany, I walk there every year and love it.
Your Manhatten piece is lovely too, it looks like a painted piece :))
Glad to have found you via my blog.
Happy Christmas and a Fabulous and Healthy New Year.

Carolyn NC said...

Ornaments are beautiful and so is MW! Love the new BB start!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oooh what a lovely gift!

Those are some beautiful ornaments you've stitched up. What great WIPs!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

Gabbi, love your finishes. They take my breath away.

Girlie, you stitch the neatest of anyone I know. Very talented.

hope you had a good Christmas.

Karyn said...

OMW, Gabi, your ornaments are beyond gorgeous, and your stitching is so perfect it looks like they were painted.
I love your blog

Stitching Noni said...

Hi Gabi,the ornaments that you stitched are beautiful, as is the one that you received.

Good to hear that you are back stitching again.

Look forward to seeing more of the Manhatten scene as you stitch it.

Lynn B said...

Wow Gabi, these ornaments are exquisite!

Happy New Year.

Clara said...

Soooooo stunning!!!! Wonderful works, Gaby. Your ornaments are definitely wonderful. Enjoy your stitching, Clara.