First off is my bingo winnings from Debby (from a cross stitch website I belong too), I've actually met Debby in real life when my husband & I were on vacation in Colorado. That made it even better.
This awesome owl card (I LOVE owls):
This cute booklet of snowmen designs:
|Mill Hill - Frosty Friends|
This awesome piece of crystal lugana (which is super difficult to photograph), I can already see some of those snowmen designs on it:
|Light Blue Crystal Lugana|
And my favorite, Fleur de Lys Christmas tree chart which I WILL be stitching this year. Debby said it was a pretty quick stitch and I think I already have some variegated floss for it.
|Scissor Tail Designs - Fleyr de Lys Tree|
I love love LOVE everything she sent over. I knew we had similar tastes!
I also received come charts from etsy that I purchased, each were $3 or less:
|Lizzie Kate Winter Sampler, Winter Wishes, December Flip-it, Autumn Sampler, Spring Sampler and January Flip-it|
anddddd the Leisure Arts Back-stitch alphabet (I had found #705 (More Backstitch Alphabets which I showed you in this post) at my mom's house, so I clearly needed the first set too):
|Leisure Arts Leaflet 407 - 20 Backstitch Alphabets|
Clearly I was busy online.... I should have my wallet taken away from me I think! The Lizzie Kates all came to $15 with shipping and the LA leaftlet was $6 with shipping, the others were gifts so I don't think I did too poorly.
While I was busy online I was also busy finishing ornaments!!! I got my sewing machine back on Tuesday and whipped these up in the days since then.
|Top left clockwise: Little House Needleworks (LHN) freebie Seven Pines, LHN Gingerbread Cookie, LHN Snow in Love, LHN Hot Cocoa, Freebie found online, LHN Season of Love)|
And the backs:
|Ornament backs (fabric from my mom's stash)|
It was my first time finishing them into pillows! I had done some quilting when I was a kid, but I hadn't done anything in a long time. I'm pretty proud of them. Are they all completely square? No. But that's ok! :) Some of them are to be gifts even though I find it quite hard to part with them. I also finished another one, but it was for my swap, so once it's safely in their hands I'll post pictures!
I'm planning some finishing ideas for my Halloween projects too. I need to get some orange thread first for the Lizzie Kate one for sure. I'm still trying to come up with something for the Jolly Jack pattern. I'm open for suggestions, leave your suggestions below! :)