Ooh I like it all but I'm really taken with how skillfully the water bottle cover is done! I've been crocheting rocks lately and it's a challenge to get a tight fit but that looks perfect - and I love the rainbow color choice Great job!
While home sick, I got the best package from Ludi today!! We agreed to make 3 items for each other and she knocked the ball out of the park on each count
Firstly, a twinchie for my collection. When kittykill got that ball rolling (lots of ball euphemisms...not sure why), I became quickly obsessed and I knew my life would not be complete without a Ludi-original to add to my collection. We discussed themes, and I told her a lot of mine were following a natural flora/fauna vibe, and I love stumpwork. So she came up with this miniature beauty!!
For reference, that's my pinkie!! It is so tiny and delicate. I'm smitten Even having it up close in person I still can't figure out how she makes such magic with a needle and thread. Also side note: Ludi, the twinchie I've made you could be right in the forest that this guy came from. Very funny - you'll see what I mean when you get your package
Anyway, onto #2, my personal mini plague doctor! A little appropriate with me being sick and all. The stitching on the hat and body are so tiny it hurts my eyes just imagining trying to make it, and the sculpting on the face is perfect! I've just dabbled in sculpting a bit for Ludi's package so I know how challenging it can be! Super impressed.
Lastly, Ludi made me a stitched portrait!!! (sorry, too many exclamation marks? Well deal with it I guess, my excitement cannot be contained!!). I loved her last foxy one and so she asked me what my favorite animals were...of the several ideas I came up with I said salmon...not your typical favorite animal but I find them fascinating and I grew up in the Pacific northwest where learning about them and their lifecycle was standard. It reminds me of home. She she made this piece entitled "the Great Traveler". Very appropriate! The stitching is so beautiful, blending colors and creating this masterpiece...although looking at the portrait as a whole, he is quite a fearsome fellow.
She was also super thoughtful and sent along some delicious chocolate bars, and some whimsies and embroidery floss to add to my stash
Thank you so much Ludi for swapping with me. I hope we may swap again some time in the future though I know I'll have to get back in the long queue of swappers who are waiting to swap with you