I was in an ornament exchange with my local stitching group, and Meri had my name… look what she made me! This is one of her original scissors designs, and it’s all stitched over one. The words say “snuggled and wrapped in a warm Christmas quilt”. And I got the sweetest surprise from my friend in Malta, which I admit I had to look up on the atlas when I first met her– it’s an island just south of Italy. Pauline stitched up this mitten ornament for me and tucked it into her Christmas card. Nice!
I finished the Christmas gift for my parents, changing the border completely. It’s a different look than the original design, but suits my mom’s style better, I think. (btw, the design is “I Honor My Parents” by Barrick Samplers) Now I’m just waiting for the frame, which I hope will get here in time.
Also pictured above is my new scissors fob. Well, it’s supposed to be a cell phone charm but I liked it for a fob since it had the little frogs on it. I got this in Japan (in Epcot) which features one of my favorite places to shop: Mitsukoshi. This Japanese department store carries a huge selection of cell phone charms along with all varieties of origami papers, toys, candy and foods, dishes, clothing, and so on… basically everything our American department stores carry only it’s all from Japan! Anyway, this charm was so cute with a mommy frog and baby on her back (on a spinner) that I had to get it to use as a scissors fob. I also bought one to use for a camera strap and a new one for my cell phone.
Here’s the view from our front porch this morning. So far not too bad, but more is expected. I’m almost tempted to shovel the snow now so it won’t be so thick later. Almost.
PS. Anyone sell Avon or know someone who does? I’m in the market for an eRep.