I finished my piece for the stitch swap over at Wild Olive. Just in case the recipient reads my blog (but I don't think she does), I won't share anything about her or her blog just yet. Surprises are more fun, so I'll try to keep it one.
The "pattern" is a mish-mash of flowers from Doodle Stitching: the Motif Collection. I just free handed from sight using the book as a guide. Some of them are direct copies, and some of them are inspired by the flower patterns in the book.
I love the blue bells the most, I think.
Or maybe I like the orange star flowers the best.
It was fun to pick colors as I went, add extra stitches here and there, and practice lots of different kinds of stitching. I always feel extra pressure (in a good way) to push myself when it comes to making something for someone else. This piece is not something I would have made for myself, so I am thankful for the chance to branch out of my normal style.
I can't wait for my recipient to get it and I really hope she loves it!