Sunday, December 21, 2014

Handmade Christmas Gift Exchange

Hello Friends.
   How was your week? Are you ready for the holidays? I have 2 busy days and then I  am off through the weekend. I need to get some things done around the house and then I look forward to spending some quiet time with Rich.
  I spent last week working on getting a site ready to open and I had to be ill with Staples, IT, the alarm company... This is what wears me out. Also the bed in my hotel room was horrible. Ugh!
   But Friday night I met with 2 friends for a handmade Christmas exchange.
  I made this small ornament for both of them...
It is from the 2014 JCS Ornament Issue. It is the design from the Victoria Sampler- Designs by Cathy Jean.
Here is the backing fabric that I used.
My friend made this basket that she filled with cut boxwood and some local treats.
I am looking forward to using this basket for some of my WIPs. Isn't it wonderful?
My other friend knitted me this lovely soft scarf. I love the ruffles. When I put it around my neck and then put my coat on it looks like a lovely ruffled collar.
  We had a lovely dinner at Bia's in Asheboro.
Followed by coffee the next morning at the Table.
What a lovely holiday treat. We have already agreed to do this again next year. So I need to think about what I want to make. 
  Unfortunately I have not gotten anything else accomplished this weekend... There were some naps.
 Wishing you all a magical Christmas!

Chris

21 comments:

Barb said...

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your time at home!!

Jackie said...

I hope you're home until the New Year! Your exchange with friends looks great (and fun)! Enjoy your time off and have a wonderful holiday.

Annette-California said...

Your ornaments you made for gifting are soooo cute! Love how they turned out. Wonderful gifts you got too!
Hope you are feeling better. Naps are great for recovering.
Merry Christmas, love Annette

carol fun said...

Cute cute ornaments- is that I chicken I see on the roof of the truck? Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Marilyn said...

Great gifts, and so cute ornaments.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
Marilyn

Brigitte said...

What a great exchange you had with your friends. All the exchange gifts look gorgeous.
I wish you some quiet and relaxing holidays with your usband.

Lana said...

Those ornaments are adorable!! Cute stitching, and lovely finishing!!

Vickie said...

So sweet! I want to stitch that one myself. Merry Christmas Chris!

Margaret said...

Those ornaments you made for your friends are wonderful! Just love them! The finishing is the perfect touch -- whimsical! Lovely gifts from your friends too. Hope you can rest a lot during Christmas. Happy Christmas!

Robin said...

Love the ornaments you made for your friends! What a beautiful basket and scarf you received.

Wishing you and Rich a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a bright 2015.

Robin in Virginia

Melissa said...

Those are great ornaments and what nice gifts you got in return!

Merry Christmas to you too! Hope you get in lots of naps and some fun in between!

Julie said...

Super ornaments you made, I love the basket gift.
Enjoy your festive quiet time Chris. X

Melody said...

Your ornaments are lovely. I made that one as well, but not finished it. The basket is so pretty! I love baskets, how special to have your friend make you one. Also the scarf is great as well.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love your ornaments and your sweet basket and scarf! Merry Christmas!

Anne said...

Lovely ornaments you made Chris!! Such a pretty basket and that scarf is gorgeous! I'm learning to knit myself...very hard to do. Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Hugs from me and TItus!

Jan Jones said...

Merry Christmas Chris from one of your many followers! ;-)

Sharon said...

Loved the ornaments you gave and the gifts you received! Plus naps are good! Lol. Merry Christmas!

Krista said...

Some lovely goodies! Your dinner looked quite delicious :) Ice cream? :) Merry, Merry Christmas to you!

AnaCristina said...

Merry Christmas!


Andrea said...

Wonderful gifts.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

Meari said...

That looks like a fun exchange. Nice gifties.