WOW! Look at all those wonderful cross stitches!
I love to cross stitich.
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I received from pinkleo on Thursday but when I went to take pics I discovered that my camera battery had died and needed rechargng. She crafted for me and pinupmommy so if this looks a bit like deja vu, that's why. lol
First off, I have to thank pinkleo for her wonderful gifts and express my admiration of her excellent crafting skills. Everything is so beautiful, moreso than the pics show, and very beloved. I knew this was going to be a great swap and I was right. You just can't go wrong with Lord of the Rings.
Here is a "book" that is actually a jewelry box. The design is J.R.R. Tolkien's monogram in Elvish. It's awesome!
Here is the jewelry box open, with a Smaug bookmark. Smaug is the dragon from The Hobbit. In Tolkien's universe, dragons are creatures of Morgoth, imbued with evil spirits.
He doesn't look so mean, does he?
Here is an Eye of Sauron necklace. This is such a great piece. I love the colors. It will go great with everything. Because my mom can't take the pics, she gets to do the modeling.
Here is the necklace and bookmark together.
Here my mom models a Mithril shawl. The stitches look like rings and there is silver thread running through it! It's so warm and cozy. Perfect for when the ac or the evenings get too cool.
I had originally told pinkleo this totebag was my favorite. But after putting all the items through their paces, I can't pick a favorite anymore. It's all amazing!
The colors on this are so vibrant and shiny. It didn't come out in the pic. I was losing my light.
Finally, here is an 'action shot' of the tote and shawl together. They're going to make a great team.
pinkleo is an amazing crafter and generous swapper. I love all my things and I thank you for capturing my LOTR interests so perfectly.