I love surprising folks with gifts.
Especially gifts that I make.
It can be nerve racking though.
Will they like it?
Did I do a good job?
I belong to a world-wide embroidery group.
Several of us are participating in a grand swap.
We started with an embroidery on our own towel, table runner or apron.
Some stitchers picked designs that represented where they live - like New Zealand!!
Others choose one design for everyone and then customized it for the recipient.
That's what I did.
I used this pattern that
I found this on doe-c-doe's blog long ago.
Then each of us mailed our towel off to the next on the list.
We embroidered on each piece as it came to us.
Here's how I started my towel.
Looks just like me, yes?
It was supposed to take a couple of months but as you know, crafty folks have stuff to do.
I am one of the guilty ones that held up the round robin of excellent stitchery!
Almost a year later, folks are getting their original works back.
This is the one I did for Pam aka KittyKill.
We share a love of wacky, supposed to be
and all things Tiki and Psych!
This is what I crafted for my pal Lisa who LOVES tea!
This is her towel with others' stitcheries.
The Bigfoot was customized on everyone's towel by Tara.
I'm only giving you a glimpse of this one.
This towel is for our group's founder.
I'm mailing it to her tomorrow.
I haven't looked at any pictures of my towels
as they have been posted.
I love a surprise!
Please check out my friends' blogs that I stealthily linked here.
They write good stuff!