Stitching Squad is not only the name of MamaJoan's blog , but it is also the name of our little stitching group. We have gathered at MamaJoan's house on Friday nights to stitch for many years. However, life has been so busy for the past few months for some of us that we have not been all together for quite awhile.
Last night we got together and had a handmade Christmas Ornament Exchange. It was so nice to see everyone again to catch up with each other.
Here is a picture of our ornaments...
I wish I would have remembered to take a group picture of us, aaargh! This picture really does not do these justice, as they never do! The snowman ornament in the upper left, was made by Jackie (no blog) and Julie (no blog) received this one. It has a couple of embellishments and is very cute! The hardanger heart (center top) was made by Julie and Chris (no blog) received this gem. It is gorgeous! It has burgundy velvet inside and can be seen through the cutwork. The other snowman ornament was made by MamaJoan, and went to Jackie. Again, very cute! I love the little cardinal. Below this one is a stunning tree made by Chris and went to MamaJoan. This one is beautiful and has stitching on the back also, like the stitching around the tree. The "Love and Joy" ornie was made by Lori (no blog) and I was the lucky recipient. Love it! This is one that I wanted to stitch and now I don't have to. And the Santa in the bottom left, was made by me and it went to Lori. Let me just say that I would have loved to have each one of these ornaments! They are all beautiful! We already decided that we are definitely doing this again next year!
As we have grown older, we have not been able to stay out as late. We (I) started leaving about 8:30. It was a great evening!