While I love the baby shirt swaps, I think I've found a new obsession: hoop embroidery! I've participated in two rounds so far, and have received such lovely hoops! In this second round, I received a beautifully sweet and simple poppy. . . .
My partner is an amazing artist. (Please drop by her colorfully delightful blog!) The poppy has a special, private meaning for me, and the colors and design are so just. . . me. I love it!
I love bright colors, but I don't seem to work with them as much as I'd like. (I wonder why?) But I stepped out of my comfort zone, and thoroughly enjoyed stitching this little 4" hoop for her. I used the same split stitch fill that I used on the monarch butterfly. . . .