One of the best things about this swap was meeting Christine and discovering her blog. She is super creative and talented! One of the things that struck me was all of the wonderful photos of her garden she has throughout her blog. So I picked four photos I really liked and printed them on fabric. My idea was that her garden was the "place" of the swap and I was going to sew the picture into a patchwork project bag for her and embellish the fabric photos with embroidery. I really like the idea of having a useful piece that is also pretty and fun with embroidered details.
Here are some pictures I took of the project bag when it was done. Unfortunately, I packed her box up late one night and didn't think to get any photos of some of the extras I sent along. But I had so much fun putting the box together thinking of things Christine might enjoy based on our emails and her blog.
From Christine, I received an amazing little embroidery that I truly adore. She describes her thought process and shares some in progress photos here. Here is a macro picture I took of the piece. It is fantastic, her little stitches are so neat (the hoop is only 3 inches across!). And the fact that it is a ticket really fits into our home here. My husband does a lot of SFX makeup and props for local Maine movies and theater (and I help him sometimes), so this little 'ripped' ticket was just perfect.
She also sent along some beautiful charm squares of Liberty fabric. LOVE!And the cutest card...(I love tea and I love that tea cozy.)I had a great time, I met a great person and I got a wonderful, original piece of embroidered art! Thank you &Stitches team for hosting this swap. I hope there will be more in the future.Thanks for stopping in. Have a great day!