Wednesday, 18 November 2009

I've been involved in a Hand-stitched Embroidery Swap on Flickr this month. I'm not sure what possessed me to do it as my last swap ended in tears as my swap partner disappeared off the face of the earth after receiving my lovely bunch of goodies and I never got to get hers (I am genuinly concerned that something awful did happen to her as she has literally fallen off the end of Flickr with not a word from anyone).

I was invited to join the swap by Kate, my lovely friend on the other side of the world, so I couldn't refuse her. I have to say it was a fantastic experience. This is my first 'making' swap. The others were swapping fabric and I think this made the whole thing such fun. We all posted our progress pics and oohed and ahhed over the ones we hoped we'd be getting. (It was a secret swap - noone knew who was giving to who)

I was very much oohing and ahhing over the progress of Tacha's pics of the embroidery I subsequently received. Even from the first posting she did, I was intrigued and mesmerised. As for the finished article, well, just look at it, it's stunning isn't it?

Tacha had obviously done her homework on me. I mean, would'ya just look at all tha blue and red?? I could not have bought a more perfect embroidery. And I love it's position in my kitchen.
Thank you, Tacha, it is more than perfect.

As for my creation...this is what Kate received from me...

Yes, that's right, Kate ended up being landed with me as a partner! Apparently she loves it...or so she says...

Above all, this was a fantastic experience, meeting lots of talented, wonderful people. Can't wait for the next one!

10 comments:

caralaw said...

I was watching all the progress shots with interest. Almost made me want to get our my embroidery floss, but remembering how bad I am at embroidery stopped me. You both sent and received lovely pieces.

Andi said...

Beautiful gifts .... received and given.
Glad you had a more positive experience.
Andi :-)

Katy said...

of course she loves it - it's beautiful!

And the one you received is gorgeous too!!!!

Nicole said...

Both embroideries are lovely! I'm going to participate in a Embroidery Swap too (another one), very excited about it!

Inty swetha said...

Its beautiful, very beautiful!

Pomona said...

Both of those embroideries are lovely - far better than I could dream of doing! A great swap idea!

Pomona x

One Flew Over said...

Tacha did a great job!

AND OF COURSE I LOVE MINE!!! Looking at it as we 'speak' xx

Kylie said...

I love both of them! You are both blessed with a good eye - what's not to love? :) K

joanne said...

I think they're both very pretty - yours reminds me of a Jane Foster flower - but with more colours. I love it!

Blueberry Park said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments...I guess the consensus is Kate and I are very lucky and it was a good swap all round!