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2010 Ornament Exchange and other gifts

Every year my family exchanges home-made ornaments for Christmas.  It's so fun each year to see what we all come up with.    Here are the ornaments I made this year for everyone. Of course I also make them for my nephews and niece (except I didn't get a picture of my nieces ornament yet.)  I did all mine with counted cross-stitch except for the Santa - my embroidery machine did that. 

And this is what I received in return.  I'm showing the ornament my husband gave me this year.  He actually has been giving me these collectible ornaments for the last 6 years. 
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And other crafty items received and made are here.
The buffalo watercolor was done my mother-in-law for my husband.  It was from a picture he took on his big adventure earlier this year.  She has always been artistic but usually with oil paints and at 82 decided she wanted to try something new and started taking watercolor lessons this year.  Amazing isn't it?  My niece Claire painted the rose watercolor in January 2010 (by the way she's only 7 years old).  The name on the sewing machine, the flower pins and the towels I showed earlier are gifts I made for others and were shown on previous posts.  The scarfs don't show the white fuzzy on the bottom but my mom made those for me to give to friends (I bought the supplies.)  I (my machine) embroidered these napkins for my mother-in-law and the jewelry wasn't made by any one I know, but the necklace was purchased by my husband on his travels earlier this year and he bought the ring and earrings locally. 

I had a wonderful holiday and still have one more celebration with my step-daughter and her family - just not sure when that will be.  I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends.

Now - back to quilting - just can't figure out where to start. 

Thanks for looking. 


  1. Looks like you had a nice holiday. Jeff did great on the jewelry.(again) Your MIL is very talented too.

  2. What a talented family!!!! I'd love to have this type of Christmas instead of the over commercialized type, but alas, no one else in the family likes to craft DIL is very much into cake decorating of her cheese cakes....yum!

  3. I guess you are the favorite auntie and daughter! I love Claire's picture and Mom didn't get me an ornament. Nice work Jeff on the jewelry! (and in case you are keeping track, we recieved the fabulous ornament you labeled as to Mom and Dad).

  4. Love the idea of the ornament exchange! Glad you had a great holiday.


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