[This time, posted in the right thread! ]
I had a fun trip to the mailbox today -- when I got there, I had not one, but two super awesome hoops just waiting to be taken home. They are totally different but I absolutely love them both!
First up, ZidishaLuxe sent me a hoop on the theme of Moroccan, Turkish or Middle Eastern textile or tile design. I was totally blown away by this one -- she has an absolutely beautiful stitching technique, and it's just perfectly executed as a design! I love the colors and the pattern on this piece and I even love the framing, which looks like a vintage metal frame.
Second, I have this really sassy arrow themed piece from Lady Pistola -- I love the style of this directional arrow and there is a really nice use of stitch direction (and these stitches are beautifully tiny and even - so awesome!) I think this arrow will make me aspire to a hip-ness I don't possess.
There is such an amazing talent in this swap - it's truly inspirational! Thanks guys for your waaaay awesome hoops!