Monday, December 31, 2007

gifts...

I am back home from my Christmas in Eau Claire...what a great time I had! It's always such a great feeling to spend time with my family!

I made all of my gifts this year...and now I am able to show some of them! All little ornie type stitchins. The one in the middle bottom is the closest to the correct color. I used primitive linen and 2 threads of DMC floss. The primitive linen is 32 count, which may as well be 100 count for how well I can see to work on it. Had to use the magnifier on my lamp to do these. I stuffed them with either wool snippets or sawdust...they are all small, but vary in size from 1 1/2 inches to 3 1/2 inches wide.




I gave other gifts, and certainly received many wonderful gifts. But, I gotta tell you, one of the most cherished is the table my BFF Janer painted for me. She is so very talented!! She started with a rickety old table that had an UGLY piece of linoleum glued on the top. This is the end result...



Here's the quick lowdown on how she did it. Stripped the linoleum off, glued/sanded/filled the table top, painted the background, decoupaged the print (yup, the sheepie with the checkerboard border is a print), then put 4 coats of polyurethane on it. How beautiful it is...so rich!!! Is that not the most awesome table you've ever seen???

Thank you so very much, Janer!
Jacque.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you again for my handmade gift and yes that table is just absolutely awesome! Janer did GREAT work!! If you had never told me she did it I would have assumed it was done by a professional. Love, Joyce

TamboinMO said...

wow girl! You made a lot! Love the table you received! Aren't we blessed?!

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