Friday, March 6, 2015

Mini Sampler Swap

I haven't done a lot of swapping lately but when Linda from A Swap for All Seasons graciously invited me to be part of her Mini Sampler Swap I just couldn't say no. The way the swap works is we'll make and swap a mini sampler stitched piece each month so that at the end of the year we'll have several pieces to make into a beautiful hand stitched garland. Isn't that a great idea? I think so too. My January mini sampler was stitched by Becky and I just love it! Look at all the wonderful details. She sent along a fun tag and nestled the sampler in its own stamped bag. Thank you so much Becky!

My February sampler came from Sally and it's so pretty. I love the vintage images and the sweet spring colors. Sally slipped the sampler in a decorated envelope and also included a lovely handmade card.  Thank you Sally!

Here's my January sampler sent to Joyce in Delaware...

And for the February swap I got to return the favor to Becky and made this piece for her...

This has been so much fun. I love finding bits and pieces of things I have at home and working with them to create something new. Thanks Linda for dreaming up another wonderful swap!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I love the beginning of a new year

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
Natasha Bedingfield