Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday Stash -- Ornament Exchange

First off, I have to apologize for being a bad blogger.  Well not exactly a bad blogger, but an unprofessional photographer.  I should have had someone recording the names of the the ornament makers, because they are all so beautiful!  (The ornaments, too!)

Last Saturday the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild hosted our holiday get-together and ornament exchange. Sooooo many cute ornaments, too many to share here.  Here are some of my favorites.  OK, I confess, these are the photos that are the best.  Turns out, it's really hard to get a good photo of the ornament and the person holding it!

This clever Angel is made from a toilet paper roll!  She needs a halo -- some suggestions were a gold or silver pipe cleaner, or an Easter egg dipper. She is also a play on words, because the recipient was Angela!

There were several of these adorable lilttle house ornaments.  I love the house numbers and the view through the windows.

I wish I had taken a close-up of this gorgeous banner.  There are dozens and dozens of beads hand-sewn to the flowers.

Friend Mary received this lovely "bookish" ornament:

Look at the hand cross-stiched Santa Peg received!

And she made this gorgeous tatted ornament.  Tatting!  Now there is a skill I do not possess, isn't it lovely?

Amy of Stitchery Dickory Dock made Amy Butler's little turtle.  Hey, I have that pattern!  I should make it for GD1, she loves turtles . . . .

Look at these adorable felted mittens.  The hand entering the photo at left is trying to move the ornaments so you can see all of both of them . . . .

Marta received these two "Lizzy House" ornaments made by Jessica (she has a better photo on her own blog, From Marta with Love):

And for Jessica, Marta made this dear little deer.  I think it would make a darling door-hanger:

Several crafters made these hexagonal balls.  They swear they are easy, but they sure look difficult!

Here's another ornament ball, made from folded fabric.  Again, the maker claims ease.  Not to say they lie, exactly, but maybe misspeak?

Prez Mellie received a lovely hand-embroidered ornament.  And prize for the best photography subject!

Here is the complete collection -- pretty talented bunch, wouldn't you say?  If you're in the neighborhood (Colorado Front Range, from Ft. Collins to  Canon City), come join us on December 15 for our all-sew, all-day gathering.

And remember to go here to take my solid-fabrics survey and enter the giveaway for a fabulous bundle of fat quarters!

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  1. Those are some pretty talented gals!! The ornaments are just wonderful.

  2. Awesome ornaments!! I'd like to learn tatting and crochet one day -so many great crafts to do, so little time!!! Our guild is doing our exchange next weekend and I have been making a few ornemants - can't decide which one to give my secret partner!!!

  3. What a great collection! and its true - those folded fabric ones ARE easy - a lot of pins but easy.


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