Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Swap

Happy mail day to me - I got my ornament yesterday from my partner in the Ho Ho Holiday Swap!

Check it out, it's a hexy star!  Wow, this is a seriously awesome ornament, I just love it.  Thank you, Jennifer!

I hope she isn't too disappointed with mine, given that it's so...well...not exciting or particularly impressive.  I had a really tough time with this swap.  Apparently, small things are not my forte.  I tried a bunch of different things, like turning some patchwork into a small, softie ornament - fail.  I tried using a cookie cutter as a pattern - fail.  On the left hand side there, that was supposed to be a candy cane.  The fact that it's pretty much unrecognizable speaks for itself.

I turned on some holiday music on my iPod, which led to a modicum of success.  That's how I wound up with these two.

OK, yes, I do see that my stocking is backwards.  But I didn't realize that until I was completely done with it, so I sent it off to Jennifer anyway, along with a much better ornament, along with a note of explanation for a chuckle.  Again, with the need to slow down!

Happy holidays to you all!


  1. I have FOUR stockings in my house, 2 I made, 1 from a kit and 1 store bought. ALL point their toe to the right. I didn't know they were backwards?????

    I think your ornaments turned out just great!

  2. I loved them! I actually hung them above my sewing space for inspiration! I even tried a little free motion quilting like the tree!

  3. Wow, that hexy ornament is fab! I love it! And I love your ornaments too, especially the tree, it's really cute. We're all our own worst critics. : )


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