Saturday, 19 December 2009

A PIF and an Exchange

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard that my Xmas ornie exchange arrived safely at it's new home with Angela and I received a lovely surprise in the post in the shape of a PIF from Rachael.

Angela had sad that she liked snowmen and Prairie Schooler designs so I stitched her a design from Christmas Trees II.

Design: Christmas Trees II by Prairie Schooler
Fabric: 32 ct Belfast Linen Amsterdam Blue
Threads: DMC
Backing Fabric: Snowmen

Secondly here is the PIF Rachael sent me. It is a personalised Christmas ornie with my initials stitched on it. The design is from the Black Velvet Inscription Sampler.

As you can see it is already on my tree, although this isn't where it is living, I moved it to get better light for the photo. Thank you so much Rachael I love it.

Also thank you for all the replies I received about storing my beads. After reading them all I went into the bead shop which we have in my town and looked at the containers they had. In the end I purchased this bag which has a great set of lockable containers.

When I get a few minutes to spare I will print up some labels and move my beads into it.

Hopefully I will be back early next week with not one but two finishes to show you, both of which are for me and have a Christmas theme. I also need to take a picture of my jar for the TUSAL.


Karan said...

Two lovely ornies there. Very cute snowman. :0)
Now that's what you call a storage system. Have fun getting things organised. :0)

BilboWaggins said...

Love the snowman, and your storage system looks impressive.

Rachael said...

That snowman you stitched is lovely, I am glad you liked the ornament(hugs)
Woohoo love that storage container

Karen said...

Love your ornaments! Great finishing on the snowman too.

Babs said...

Nice ornies and that's a nice system for your beads. I don't need that yet, I don't have any beads yet ;-) Just some little bells and hearts with handmade on it.

Sally said...

Both ornies are lovely. The snowman is very sweet :)

Love your storage system.

Hazel said...

Lovely ornies. I love that amsterdam blue fabric! Have a great Christmas.x

Yoyo said...

Lovely ornies, love the snowman!! Looks like you are going to be doing some SERIOUS beading (LOL).

Brigitte said...

Both ornaments are so lovely, but my favourite would be the PS one. I so love their two Christmas Trees books.
You certainly had fun to buy the bead containers and it will be even more fun to organize your beads in them.