No fair. I received first, sent last and due to my silly schedule she beat me to posting! lol Due to Life I haven't had the chance to comment, just peek in a couple times to see what was going on and I have to say that I absolutely am SO glad I decided to do this swap. Not only do I get to receive some AWESOMELY embroidered tea towels, I was privileged to be able to wring some creativity out of my brain AND I get to have my work posted along side some really great ladies. So, so lucky.
Comment Goodness...I wanted to go through and comment on everyone's beautiful work:
~Glenda - I love the vibrant colors you used! Someone asked about the towels...Colonial Patterns have them in sets of 3, 7 or 50. No singles though. Kind of pricey but I love the weave.
Sonja - Love love love the owls! I've seen those on the Vintage Hoop Group and have been wanting to stitch 'em up. I love the colors you used.
fiberartsy - Love that 50s housewife! Classic!
Beetastic - I always seem to love your stuff so it's no wonder I love the towels you stitched up! I absolutely love the colors you used and the flower pattern and the snowflake thingy..just great.
vmfein - Cute cute cute!
kittykill - Love the retro feel to those..and the ricrac on the orange one? Excellent!
elvissatx - Of course I know what a great partner you are..but you really outdid yourself on those! I love it! (The robot one is my fave!)
jesa - OMG those are adorable! I love the cupcake fishing for the piece of cake! Just so cute!
lalalaurenn - So cute! Chicken and rice..one of my favorite meals! LoL And that sushi one is just great!
Savage Pixie - Absolutely in love with Harley Quinn! Awesome job!!
And now I get to show off my partner's work...AWESOME! I asked for pin ups and my partner was kind enough to do some military pin ups for me (I used to serve). May I introduce you to...Bomb-bomb-bombadierAye-aye Sergeant!
And finally, my favorite...Semper Ferocious!
And my extras...
I swear this girl was stalking me! I had *just* given my good set of needles to my daughter because she wanted to try out doing some embroidery and I keep meaning to make a needlebook.
Ask and ye shall receive!
I almost didn't send George to her. I fell in love with him as I stitched and painted him. I had the hardest time deciding on exactly what to do for these "towels." Now, note that my partner told me beforehand that she would not be using them as "towels" and thus, while they are created on "towels" they are not meant to be used in the kitchen (except maybe as decoration). Two of them were stitched and then watercolors were used to finish them off. The third one used craft felt to make the colored signs, based on a real life sign. If you want to see more pictures, feel free to check out my Flickr.
Thanks so much to my partner and our wonderful organizers!