Friday, December 28, 2018


Here's a peek at a few interesting gifts I received this year.

Isn't this a unique gift for an embroiderer! I have seen yarn bowls before but never one for a ball of embroidery floss. This particular thread bowl (my name for it) was gifted by a friend who attended last summer's EAC Conference in PEI. The bowl was made by an artist from that province.

Gale, my granddaughter, decided that I needed a real plant for my studio. She chose this one because she liked the bowl the best. I think she did a great job of selecting the perfect combination!
This ornament is the Signal Hill Star. It was created by Darrel Pike, Saltwater Pewter, NL. Each Christmas season, a large star like this one, is hung on Cabot Tower, St. John's. It's light can be seen from all over the city.
My brother, Don Eady, Sandy Point Stained Glass, made these for our tree.I have quite a few of his gorgeous stained glass pieces.
I was entertained by humming birds on my patio, last summer. My daughter found this delightful beaded humming bird for my tree. She usually gives me an ornament on Christmas. Many of them have been from her past travel destinations.
I treated myself to one of Anne Lucas's needle felted Gnomes when I was in Newfoundland in early December. This is a 'cute' one!!

Did you get a chance to check out the links on the previous post? Well, here's more:
  • Interesting felt ornaments HERE (scroll down)
  • Stained Glass Ornaments HERE  
  • Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments HERE 
  • Yarn Bowls HERE 


  1. I love that little thread bowl - wonder if it would be usable for a spool of sewing thread too. You received some lovely gifts! As always, the links are fun to look through. Really like the yarn bowls (not so sure about the one with the yarn coming out the nose

  2. You received such wonderful gifts, Judy. Your Christmas tree must be awesome to see. That felted gnome!!! My son in Alberta loved his Bluenose Shimmer. I am starting a new tradition for him. An NS ornament every year. Happy New Year!