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Given and Received

Last night was pretty much the best night of the month- Quilt Guild night! I love Quilt Guild night. Seriously. Anyway, last night we swapped embroidery hoop projects. I was so not going to participate. I thought I had too many projects going already. I was kind of blah about the whole idea. Then I remembered seeing this on Pinterest.






Yep, absolutely adore it. It reminds me a classic crochet doily. But embroidered. The swap became a good excuse to make my own version.


Embroidered Doily Hoop

Embroidered Doily Hoop

Embroidered Doily Hoop

Doesn't it look so happy there by the craft closet? I am very pleased with how it turned out. I think I like it better than the original but that's probably just because I can say I made it. It was fairly simple to make. I used some grey quilting cotton I had in my stash, drew circles on it using a compass and just made up the embroidery as I went along- using the circles and an embroidery stitch book as a guide. I was very tempted to keep to it. But, I can always make more. And I will be. I'm thinking a set of three to hang either above our bed or in the living room.

I'm glad I did participate because look what is hanging by the craft closet now.


Hoop received in swap

It was make by the lovely Janele. I adore the color scheme. And the fussy cut flower. And the words. And look- it has pockets for stashing sewing supplies in! Don't my favorite scissors look fantastic in there?

Hoop recieved in swap

I am one very happy, crazy crafty lady.

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balloongal said…
Those both look great. What was given and received.

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