Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Best Friend's birthday presents.....

Today I get to post about my best friend's birthday!  Karen (best friend) and I exchange xmas ornaments for our birthdays since we both have summer birthdays.  It was her idea to do that and I agreed.  That way when Christmas time comes around and we start decorating our trees, we each have a NEW ORNAMENT to enjoy for the entire season that we keep the tree up.  Here is the ornament I did for her this year.  It is Just Nan Holly Knot freebie chart xstitched in premium HDF silks and metallics.  And of course....the lovely beads just add to it as well.

Karen also wanted a special xstitch kit with horses on it that she saw on Amazon.  I was able to get that ordered and shipped to her as well as some new stork scissors.   I think we all need a new pair of scissors on occasion.  Don't you???   I don't have a picture of either of these but the kit was of horses running in water.  I also sent her a new cookbook that the Officer Spouse Club from Luke AFB were selling earlier this year as a fundraiser.  And I included some little notecards.  We all need little notecards for that "last minute gift" that comes around sometimes.  Then to top it off I enclosed a Kohl's gift card for her to go shopping for some new clothes for herself!!! 

Happy Birthday Karen!!   I Miss You!!!


  1. Such a pretty ornament for you best friend!!

  2. What a lovely ornament. Wow, lots of fun birthday gifts.

  3. Hello

    Just found your blog.
    You have some lovely stitching.
    I love your ornament finish - I bet your friend will love it!

  4. Your ornaments are all wonderful! I haven't done any finishing on mines yet, but will have to think about it some time soon.... Really soon!