Friday, December 21, 2012

Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa - Little House Needleworks
28ct Gingham Linen
suggested threads used 
Hi Bloggers! This elf has been busy busy busy. I just accepted on late last Monday that Christmas is next week. Too crazy. Much yet to do, but I'm not stressing. I made this ornament Hot Cocoa for our tree. The tree is now fully decorated. Still have yet to take a good photo of it. When I snapped this photo of Hot Cocoa Ornie - the tree was up and only had lights on it. In between regular house chores, I've been sewing many projects for Christmas gifts. Can't show them till after Christmas.

 "Winter-ize" - Lizzie Kate
 I was a very lucky winner of one of Shirlee's 12 days of Christmas giveaways from her blog "The Easily Influenced Stitcher". When I opened her envelope I was so surprised. I thought I only won a chart. Not only did I win a darling Christmas chart but it came with the fabric, buttons and needles. It's my very first Lizzie Kate design ever. Thank you so very much Shirlee - I can't wait to stitch this:)

 I participated in EMS Holiday Ornament Exchange ( you may recall the Santa ornament I sititched in a earlier post that was my gift to Alexia) , and this is my Christmas Ornament I received  from  Judith all the way from Germany. Isn't it Beautiful. It's most definitely stitched one over one.  I already have hanging on my tree. I love it - Thank you for all your beautiful work Judith. 
Below is a photo of the pretty fabric that it's backed with. I love that the fabric is from Germany:)

And here is a photo of lovely gifts I received from Kelly - also an exchange from EMS called "Holiday Secret Pal".  More lovleyness that I can't wait to stitch:) I feel so blessed by the kindness of all these generous ladies. I'm almost done stitching Gingerbread House #3. I still have to stitch House #4. I am doing my best but if I don't get it done it time for Christmas -- OH WELL! Just much yet to prepare for Christmas, as I know all you are striving to get done to. Happy Holidays to YOU!
Thank you for your visit and I do love reading all your comments. 
Love and Much Appreciation - Annette


Chris said...

I love the hot cocoa finish!
What lovely exchanges and giveaway wins!
Merry Christmas!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Hot Cocoa looks great! I have only stitched one ornament this year and didn't get that one completely finished. We've been taking a really relaxed approach to the holidays too. So far, not much stress at all! Happy Holidays!

Vickie said...

I love hot cocoa, oh and I love your ornament too! HA! ;)
Still have one present to buy and wrap. I may bake one more batch of cookies.
Merry Christmas my friend. God bless you.♥

Carol said...

Hot Cocoa is adorable, Annette--I really need to stitch that one next year for myself :)

What a nice win from Shirlee--she is a sweetheart!

Glad you're not stressing about Christmas. I was until yesterday when, suddenly, it all came together :) Whew--now I can relax and enjoy myself!!

gracie said...

Wonderful! Have a wonderful Christmas!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Your Hot Chocolate looks great. How nice to have it for your tree this year. You have made me feel better today, my friend. I just can't seem to get into the spirit of things this year either. I need to get crackin' though! LOL! Merry Christmas to you!

Margaret said...

Love your Hot Cocoa finish! So cute! Lovely gifts as well! It really is amazing how fast Christmas has snuck up, isn't it? I just wrapped up a couple of last minute presents.

Brigitte said...

Hot Cocoa looks great, it's beautifully finished. I also love the ornament that you received in the exchange.

SoCal Debbie said...

Such lovely ornaments that you made and received! How nice that you got the fabric and everything to go with your chart, too.

Hetti said...

After a very busy time I read your blog like a exciting book ;-))Annette!
You have made such a lovely embroidery and your sisters stitching and design is lovely!
And the end of this emotional year I wish you all the best for 2013!
With love, Hetti

Karoline said...

Hot Cocoa is lovely, congratulations

You got some lovely gifts. I hope you've had a lovely Christmas

Beaj said...

Dear Annette,
Love the Hot Cocoa Ornament and all your assorted goodies,
Wishing you all the Best that the New Year has to offer.
Take Care,
God Bless