Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Here for the Party


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).

Ornament Exchange 2010

This one was one of my favorites... isn't it pretty?

Marie's Ornament

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!

Robert's Ornament

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...

Godiva Truffle Bar

It was in the package with the ornament Robert stole from me, which he then promptly handed back, which was sweet.

Godiva Bite

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!


Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Yeah for you on passing the exam, Michelle! I can imagine all the long hours and would not want to have to do that again! Congratulations!!!

The Sajou scissors are very pretty (I was gifted a pair of them a couple of years ago) and the thread winders are fun, too.

Love the ornaments and I would definitely leave the one you received out year round.

Merry Christmas!

Margaret said...

Congratulations again on passing that exam! I love seeing all the ornaments and goodies from the guild party. You got a good one for sure! Robert is so talented! And the chocolate -- yum!

KarenV said...

Congratulations Michelle, I'll bet you're relieved to be done with all that study!

Love the ornament you received, it's beautiful - in fact, everyone's ornaments look fantastic :)

valerie said...

Congrats on passing your exam. That's huge! Looks like the guild party was a lot of fun! Those scissors are gorgeous! And the ornies...beyond stunning. You received a beautiful one!

I'm tempted to go look for gingerbread chocolate now! My waistline would disagree

Peggy Lee said...

I MUST get a pair of those adorable scissors!
The ornaments are absolutely LOVELY and ohhhh...the would go straight to my hips but WHO CARES?!?

staci said...

Sigh...look at all the lovely things!

Catherine said...

Congrats on passing your exam!!

Those scissors are fabulous, as are the thread winders. And those ornaments - wow!!!

SamplerNut said...

Oh Michelle!! At last...At last the wait is over! Congratulations!! Now you will have less to worry about and more time to stitch? Maybe! Gloria

Laurie in Iowa said...

Gorgeous ornaments, especially the one Robert stitched for you.

Natasha said...


Those ornaments are just all so beautiful,stunning scissors. Sounds like the guild party was a ton of fun.

Take care and Happy Holidays!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on passing your exam! I'm sure it's a huge relief to have it all successfully behind you. All those hours and hours of studying paid off! Whoot!

Your guild is obviously full of loads of very talented stitchers!

The Scarlett House said...

I know I've congratulated you already, but CONGRATS again. Good for you! Boy oh boy Michelle, I zoomed right in on your ornament in the group picture. It is fantastic. I selfishly think it would also look lovely on my sampler tree, lol. So happy for you that you were the lucky recipient!

Nicole said...

I LOVE those scissors!! I've drooled over them so many times. What a wonderful gift! I love the ornament you gave and received too!! And the chocolate looks so good - love Godiva!!

A HUGE congrats on passing your exam!!

woolwoman said...

Lots to cheer about in this post Michelle - first a hearty congratuations - I know you are thrilled to be done with school - as long as I've read your blog - you were always busy with school - YGG - and the ornaments shown were exquisite - fun gifts for all - you have a great guild group - hope you are enjoying the season - cheers! Melody

Katrina said...

Huge congrats on passing your exam and woohoo more stitching time :-).

Love the ornaments and gifts and the piece Robert made you is wonderful. I'd definitely leave it up year around.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on passing the exam, Michelle!!

What a wonderful party that must have been. I want to join your guild! ;) Thanks for showing us the ornaments--I am so inspired.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the exam! What a gorgeous show of ornament, and the one you received is stunning!

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on passing that exam girl! Sounds like you worked hard for it.
Those scissors are incredible. I've never seen anything like them.
The display of ornaments 0 wonderful Beautiful stitchers indeed.
That chocolate sounds amazing!

Lisa said...

Those scissors are gorgeous, as are the thread winders.
And what a lovely selection of ornaments, the one you received is beautiful.

Andrea said...

Well done on passing your exam. Gorgeous ornaments.

Have a Happy Christmas!