3/22/12

stitch swap!


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!
 
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14 comments:

  1. Too cute! All your embroidery posts this week were just the kick I needed to get started. It's so much fun! Thanks so much for posting!

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  2. So pretty! I love it! It's so bright and colorful!

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  3. adorable!! Love all the colors.

    PS you always take the BEST photos. Makes your work look extra adorable :)

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  4. So pretty! I love all the colors and designs you chose.

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  5. That is GORGEOUS! You're amazing. Send it to me instead, okay? Thanks.

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  6. BBEEEE-utiful! You put my stitching {if we can even call it that...} to shame!

    -Kendall
    {songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

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  7. it's so pretty! I want to start stitching!!

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for the intro to Wild Olive too!

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  9. This is gorgeous!! Whoever receives this is very lucky!

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  10. It's soooo beautiful ! I hope it's me !!! I love it !

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  11. I found you through the stitch swap album on Flickr, and can I just say, yours is my favorite of the whole group! I absolutely adore this piece!

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  12. Well...what can I say? I´m very lucky that´s for sure. I received all the great "little lovelies" today....and I love it all, it was too much you know....For my first swap I was very lucky to have you like partner, so Thank you so much and thank you to your husband too i didn´t expected to have such a beautiful note in portuguese!!!
    Anderson tem uma esposa fantástica e super talentosa além de linda de morrer....que olhos que ela tem!!! Parabéns tem uma família linda!!! Muito obrigada....Beijinhos do coração....

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    1. Muito Obrigado! Com certeza sei que sou abençoado! Eu casei a mulher dos meus sonhos, e sou o fan número um do blog dela! :) Que bom que você gostou do que ela te enviou e da nota surpresa em Português!

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