Friday, December 21, 2018

Holiday Ornament Exchange 2018 Update

Merry Christmas Y'all,

Well my package from Carrie Johnson arrived on Monday as promised and I opened it as soon as I got home from Tuscaloosa, AL on Wednesday. All I can say is OMG!!!! Carrie was so right when she told me that it will be worth the wait.  So without further ado let me show and tell about what Carrie sent.

When I opened the box I was like a small child looking at all the wonderful wrapped packages, so I just reached in a took out a package and unwrapped it. It was a kit for a felted bunny rabbit with the  instructions in Japanese but I can follow the pictures, thank goodness I took a class in needle felting.
Then I opened a package that had the cutest bunny that was beaded in RAW with Swarovski crystals, I squealed so load it scared my Mom she asked what was wrong so I showed her the bunny, she said that it was very pretty, but still did not understand my excitement. Maybe y,all to are wondering why I was so excited about the bunny, I collect rabbits in all mediums I also collect Santas. I then opened a box with a hand painted Hawaiian Santa in a hula skirt, Love it! I then picked a box that said to open last so I set it aside. Ok I wont keep going on about what all was in the box I will let the picture tell the story.

Carrie sent one of her earring kits, beach glass and coral that she collected from a beach in Oahu, some Swarovski crystals, Tibetan trading beads and a turquoise cab, lamp worked beads one of which is a bunny, tea and coffee and chocolate covered Macadamia nuts, and a beautiful Hawaiian Christmas card.

Okay on to the box marked to open last. It contained the exchanged ornament I was absolutely blown away with what I saw when I opened the box. Carrie you truly out did yourself with the ornament. I love, love, love it!!!!!

This is the picture Carrie sent to me it is so beautiful I am still trying to wrap my brain around  how she put this one together. I recognize the stitch Carrie used, it is Cellini spiral. It is also done in my favorite colors.

Here it is on my tree.

Here is the crystal bunny on my tree.

Here is Hula Santa on my tree.

My tree with all my handmade ornaments collected over the years some I made but most are from ornament exchanges I was involved in. Also on the tree are my Santa ornaments that I collected and that were gifted to me. Around the tree are some of my Santas that have been collected over the last ten years and on the fireplace mantle is my prized porcelain Santa in his sleigh and reindeer.  

I wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you once again to Karen Williams for pulling this ornament exchange together. Carrie Johnson Mahalo Nui Loa, for gifting me such a wonderful ornament and all the goodies you sent with it, Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou, my friend. Thank you to all that stop by, please leave a comment I love hearing from y'all. Now go by and see any updates that the others in the Holiday Ornament Exchange may have left on their blog. 

Carrie Johnson and Therese Frank
Jasvanti Patel and Becky Clay
Jane Knaub and Mandi Bugatti
Sherry Eagle and Amy Severino
Judy J Jacobs and Judy Deshaies
Adrienne Hendricks and Francie Broadie
Cyndi Nason and Karen Williams

Happy beading Y'all,


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