Welcome to the world of Steph's stitching! I am a fanatical needlepointer along with my group of stitching friends. We are the Society of Women Addicted to Needlepoint more commonly known as the Swans. And when we say addicted, we mean it! The above photo is of the 2010 Annual Swan Christmas Party. It is one of the highlights of my year. At the end of the party each year, we draw the name of a fellow Swan. This is done secretly. Over the course of the year you stitch an ornament for your fellow Swan. The fabric on the back of the ornament is monogrammed with the initials of the stitcher and the year.
On the first Wednesday of every December is the party with the giving of the ornaments. All packages are labelled with the recipient only. You open your package and are overwhelmed with the beautiful ornament. The next step is to guess your gift giver by the initials on the back. It is the best party ever. Can you see how happy we all are with our new ornaments?