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Sew We Stitch Ornament Swap

Sew We Stitch Ornament Swap

Back at the beginning of September, Madame Samm over at Sew We Stitch announced an Ornament Exchange that I signed up to take part in. When partners were assigned, Sammie from Bears at Home and I were paired up.

Sammie and I exchanged a few e-mails back and forth and I stopped by her blog to read a bit more about her.

When it came time to make her ornament, I searched through my stash to find fabric that I thought Sammie would like so that I could make a Prairie Point Star Ornament for her.

Her favorite color is red and this fabric just seemed like the one to pick for her.

Red fabric used to make Sammie's ornament

I paired it with some white and gold fabric to come up with this Prairie Point Star:

Prairie Point Star Ornament I made for Sammie

Then when I was out shopping one day I found this flying Santa that was just the right color to go with it.

Flying Santa Ornament for Sammie

A few more of these sweet Santas in different colors may have flown into my shopping basket to match handmade gifts for other recipients as well. 😉

I had Sammie’s ornaments ready well ahead of time and then the trip across the border that I’d planned to mail them got delayed for a few days and I missed the designated mailing date.

To make up for that, I made her this little Christmas Pip using my Thimble Pip Tutorial.

Christmas Pip I made for Sammie
Isn’t it amazing that these photos were taken within seconds of each other of the very same ornament and yet the tree in the background looks completely different!

I used one fabric for each side of the pip.  At the time, I happened to be working on another project where I was fussy cutting and thought to myself that it would be perfect to fussy cut to make the thimble pip/Christmas pip for Sammie.

Sammie received her ornaments on Wednesday so I’m able to share these photos with you without spoiling her surprise.

Oh… you want to see the ornaments that Sammie sent to me?!

The gifts that Sammie sent to me

I had mentioned in one of our emails that I collect angel ornaments and buy a new one each year to hang on our tree.  I now have two new ones for this year!!

They are currently sitting on the sideboard waiting for us to put up our Christmas tree next weekend.

The beautiful handmade card is displayed on a shelf in my office so that I can enjoy it as that’s where I spend most of my time.

Thank you so much Sammie for the sweet angels!  And thank you to Mdm Samm for organizing the swap.

 

12 Comments

  • Linda
    December 12, 2015 6:04 pm

    So cute! I love the star ornament too.
    And I collect angels too … at last count (from putting away last year) I had about 240. I have a separate tree for just angels.

  • Mary
    December 12, 2015 10:35 pm

    That looks like it was a nice swap between the two of you. I just love that pinwheel ornament and have always loved your pips. One of these days…….

  • Susan
    December 13, 2015 3:30 am

    What wonderful ornaments they ALL are. I just love each one of them. What great fun that swap must be.

  • CathieJ
    December 13, 2015 8:21 am

    I adore that prairie point start. I will have to try that soon.

  • Carol
    December 13, 2015 10:31 am

    Very sweet gifts you made…love the star! I still haven’t made one of those pips, but I’m going to. It is adorable as an ornament!

  • Rachel
    December 13, 2015 1:55 pm

    Colour is always tricky to photograph. But what a lovely set of exchanges!

  • Christine M
    December 13, 2015 4:19 pm

    Lovely swap ornaments.

  • Marian
    December 16, 2015 12:34 am

    I love these ornaments, especially the prairie point star… thanks for sharing the tutorials to create them also.

  • Miri
    December 16, 2015 4:48 pm

    Love the prairie point star!

  • sherry
    December 16, 2015 5:04 pm

    Thank you sew very much for sharing your tutorials on making the Prairie Point ornament which I love and your Thimble Pip. This was a really great swap. Merry Christmas Blessings…

  • Mary Anne
    December 16, 2015 7:14 pm

    Every time I see one of your Prairie Point ornaments I want to make them (and I will!!). Your swap looks like it was great fun.

  • Mary W
    December 19, 2015 11:39 am

    Love your ornaments. Had to check out how to make the Thimble Pip, They are the cutest and what a great idea.The prairie pint star is amazing.
    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

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