Monday, December 12, 2011

Ornament Party Highlights

Happy Monday!  I had a wonderful weekend.  My ornament exchange was a HUGE success!  To my suprise, we had 25 in attendance.  The diversity was amazing...from two weeks old to over 70 years old, newly weds (1 week) to 30+ years married.   We had so much food, and fun. Think everybody enjoyed the games.  Twenty-two ladies made ornaments to exchange.  We even had one gal who sent her ornies from out-of-state! 

A sample of the ornies

Going thru the food line

Some of the Ladies

Some more ladies

I was also suprised with hostess gifts!  My inspired friend brought me some wonderful stitchy accesories.  How thoughtful is she?  I just love her.  BTW, she has some great tutorials on her blog so check them out! 
Hostess gift

My sister invited her friend Oxana (no blog) to join us. Not only did she create some cool ornies within 24 hours of the party but she graciously made my nails beautiful for Christmas.  Such a dear sweet new-found friend. 
Oxana's owl ornaments

My decked out nails

God has truly blessed me this year. I leave you with this thought from our devotional.  In the hustle and bustle of this CHRISTmas season, take the time to enjoy the Christ child, who grew up to become a man.  A man who gave his life for each of us.   

"Then because so many people were coming & going that they did not even have a chance to eat, HE said to them, 'Come with me by yourselves to a quite place & get some rest'   Mark 6:31


  1. Looks like a wonderful time indeed. Great Pictures!

  2. Your ornament party looks fabulous! And I love the nails!

  3. What cute ornaments and I love your devotional. so many people just get caught up in the things and not the real reason for Christmas.

    Mary Louise

  4. You are the best Ornie Party organizer I know! I'm always thrilled to be invited to this party, because I know I'm with ladies who love food, fun, crafts; and know the true meaning of why we celebrate Christmas. Love-n-Hugs, sweet friend! ☺


My Blog List

  • IHSW (International Hermit Stitch Weekend) was the perfect excuse to park it on my couch and STITCH the weekend away. Boy I did just that mostly. I appreci...
    10 hours ago
  • To all my loyal followers and friends.... Barbara and Family
    14 hours ago
  • Good morning! It's time for the Christmas galvanized tiered tray! I am loving it this year! It is sitting in the middle of the kitchen table.. filled wi...
    16 hours ago
    2 weeks ago
  • *::hangs head in disbelief::* I cannot believe I forgot to write about Etegami! Back in June (Yes, June!), I took an Etegami art class taught by the same...
    3 months ago
  • Snowy Christmas Mini Cat pattern free from my blog DMC stranded cotton on linen Little charms stitched on Mill...
    1 year ago
  • The monthly SAL at Joyfulworld by Maja. Released around 9pm and glad we just got home from a party so i was able to start stitching and couldn't stop till ...
    1 year ago
  • One of my projects this year is the PalkoLap SAL. It's in four parts. The first part was sent to us on January 16. I finally finished it!! I was going ...
    1 year ago
  • Well according to some fancy fat rodent named Phil, Spring will arrive early this year. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Winter gives me a good excuse...
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
  • Wow! Half the year is over and I haven't blogged a bit! I have been busy crocheting tine flowers for my daughters' wedding in Sept. I am stressed out on ...
    2 years ago
  • *Another New Release* Introducing the 2nd in a Seasonal Series *Summer Balloons* © SunshineStitches Thank you Christine for stitching my design. You did...
    3 years ago