Hi everyone! Life's been crazy and whatever extra time I have I literally just sleep or eat or take a shower. I haven't had a single minute to spend stitching, so I have no updates to share. But fear not! Emma (of Emma's Bloglet) and I have had our annual summer exchange, so here I am to reveal all!
This was originally meant to be a Christmas in July exchange, like last year, but as we've just received each other's packages, it's really more like a Christmas in September exchange! This is what I made Emma:
This is the January installment of Hands On Design's A Year in Chalk. I stitched it on a piece of 28-count dark blue evenweave with DMC Blanc for the white and a gorgeous variegated floss I had
called Hydrangea from a South African company, The Cherry Tree. I finished it up as a flat ornament with some festive holiday fabric and twine!
I added a Little House Needleworks snowman chart with a piece of evenweave fabric to stitch it on, lots and lots of floss in Christmassy colors, a camel Christmas ornament, some snowman earrings, and some Arabic coffee.
And this is what she sent me:
A sweet snowy sheep, a Mill Hill Christmas magazine, some gorgeous red linen, metallic DMC floss, lovely red and white Christmas fabric, and an awesome tin of shortbread cookies! I love shortbread, so it's taking all my willpower not to inhale them.
I love it all so much, Emma! Thank you! I can't wait until next year's exchange...
Lots of love,