I've mentioned a group I'm in before, International Hand Stitchers, every couple of months we have a swap and the swap for January was to make a heart ornament. My swap partner was Linda and this is what she sent me. I was so excited to receive the heart from Linda, it's done in ribbon embroidery and, as you can see, it's gorgeous. We always add a bit of something extra as a surprise and Linda was really generous with what she included, a beautiful brooch, beeswax thread conditioner and a fabric marker pen. On top of all that there was the beautiful handstitched card. The amount of work Linda put into this swap is really appreciated, it was an exciting package to receive - thanks Linda!!!
Melissa, who has a lovely blog, is having a give-away, why not pop over and leave a comment to have a chance of winning this fab pattern
Looks like it's a very useful sort of pattern, stuffed animals and quilts, perfect for making gifts.
I'm still busy making the project bags with accessories, I want to get a good stock of these made for two reasons, 1) I like making them, 2) they make great gifts, swaps and give-aways. I came up with a pouch that will hold scissors and embroidery floss but I think I still prefer the sewing roll so will make a seperate scissor pouch in future.