Last week my guild had our annual holiday party and ornament exchange. Of course, I've already shown you the ornament I stitched up for the exchange. The party was lovely and there was lots of good food and companionship. Before we kicked off the exchange, we presented our outgoing President with these Mother of Pearl Sajou scissors. Aren't they pretty?
And in turn, she presented the board members with these Rosewood Manor threadwinders. Aren't they fun? So nice in wood.
But, of course you are all anxious, I'm sure, to see the ornaments! There were lots of beauties this year (just like every year).
This one was one of my favorites... isn't it pretty?
I ended up with this gorgeous ornament, which I am thrilled about. You may have already seen it here, and if you didn't then you really need to add Robert's blog to your reader - he is an amazing stitcher! This is an Irish Samplings pincushion by Nostalgic Needle. Look at those Queen Stitches - lovely!
I think I may just leave that hanging up year round.
And along with my pretty ornament, I also managed to make it home with this...
It was in the package with the ornament Robert stole from me, which he then promptly handed back, which was sweet.
It was good too!
So there you go, another wonderful holiday celebration with the guild. I've been working on some gifts, so I can't show you quite yet. I also pulled out an old WIP and have been unstitching the mistake I made on it (which is why it's still a WIP). But, mostly I've been studying and studying. Over the week of Thanksgiving I studied 6-8 hours a day every day, and then last week I was studying every evening when I got home from work. What was I studying for? My CAPM exam, which was the very last thing I needed to do for school. I took my exam on Friday and passed! Woohoo! So, that's it for me with school. I'm so glad to be done after two and a half years! And now I can relax and enjoy my holidays. Hope you can too!
I am grateful for passing my test!