Hey there, Stitchy Peeps! I hope you're prepared for a whole lot of gushing from yours truly today, 'cause that's what this post is all about! As you may recall, I mentioned that Amy from Early Bird Special and I did a swap. Here's what I made her:
There were a few other little goodies in the package...a set of Q-snaps, a skein of Weeks Dye Works floss, a little swatch of fabby with woodland critters on it...I didn't snap pics before I put the package in the mail, so if you're interested, go check out Amy's post about it. And be sure to check out all the cuteness she's got going on! This girl can STITCH. Flawlessly. Beautifully. And now I am the proud owner of a piece that Amy stitched. And she stitched it just for me!!! :-D Check this out:
This is to die for!!! I am so in love with this. I've been saving a spot on the newly-painted bathroom wall...and this is just perfect hanging above the hand towel. PERFECT. :)
Look at how marvelous this stitching is:
Amy knows how much I love french knots....and boy, did she outdo herself on this piece! Look:
(There are over three hundred french knots. Yowsa!!! Amazing.)
Amy loaded my package with goodies. Look at this!
She included this beautiful tea towel, which absolutely no one is allowed to touch. NO ONE.
Here's a handmade zipper pouch, made personally by Amy with the cutest fabric ever.
She also sent me a couple really cool craft books, including a Japanese embroidery book (yyyyyeeeeeeeaaaaaaa!!!!!!).
I also got one of her Early Bird Special pins. I was so happy to find it amongst the goodies, 'cause I had seen them in her Etsy and was secretly hoping she'd send one.
So, I would have to say that my first swap was a success!! I can't believe how much fun swapping is! Thank you so much, Amy, for taking a chance on a newbie like me. :)
That's all for now, stitchy peeps. I have lots more to tell you, but that will have to wait. Until then...