I got out my copy of the Hobbit and found Tolkien's drawing and knew I was right! This is my second patch in the Hobbit theme and so I'm so happy.
A little closer look at Smaug. The beading of his hoard would tempt any dragon ! I love the fabric it is subdued almost like the dragons breath has caused a fog.
The second patch is of a kitten which elderflower crocheted with such tiny thread. Filet crochet is not easy to achieve and her stitches are impressively even. Maybe if I ever get to that part of the world I can meet her and get a lesson.
The kitten is so sweet and the little ribbon a nice touch.
The kit elderflower sent was over the top! Here are some pictures.
She sent some crocheted kittens, purple ribbon and hand dyed threads in lovely purples. I have been wanting some hand dyed threads from South Africa for a long time! Thank you!
She also sent some lovely fabric pieces including a lovely black velvet and some stones. I think they are amazonite and amethyst. Also included was some stuffing and she put it in a plastic case from Air Zimbabwe. I love collecting containers like this, Thank you again for all the thought and work you put into such a lovely swap.