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« on: May 23, 2012 03:42:43 AM »

I recently took part in my first ever swap, and as my partner has received her parcel thought I'd post them here.  My partner said she loved embroidery hoops so it was pretty easy to decide what sort of thing to make for her, as I have a major hoopla obsession at the moment!


This is a copy of an art print that was in her Etsy favourites.  I fell in love with the print as soon as I saw it.  I drew my version out on paper, cut out all the felt shapes and got sewing! The questionnaire said she loved buttons, so I had to make it into a button moon.  The little stars are french knots.


In the questionairre my partner said she was volunteering at the Olympics this year.  Thought it would be nice to have a sort of reminder of this so came up with this hoop.  Mostly done in some frustratingly small satin stitch, the hoop outline and writing is done in back stitch.  I wrapped the hoop in some bright blue ribbon for a bit more colour.

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As my partner said she loved bright colours and birds I came up with this hoop -


I've used felt for the tree branch and the eggs in the nest, the rest is either back or satin stitch.  Again I wrapped the hoop in ribbon.

To finish them off nicely on the back I covered the reverse side with a piece of felt and added a little card -



Really loved my first swap, and these hoops were so much fun to make Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012 03:54:27 AM »

Wow love all three hoops! Each is so different... You have a very lucky swap partner!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012 04:51:13 AM »

great job, I especially love the moon and mountains hoop, great shades of great on the mountains, and the white buttons on the white moon are brilliant.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012 06:27:42 AM »

I really like the mountains and moon hoop!  The Olympic hoop is going to be a great reminder for your partner.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012 06:33:53 AM »

This was just for your first swap? Wow. You are pretty awesome. Lucky partner.
*moon hoop pinned*
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012 06:56:53 AM »

Love the moon and mountains!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012 09:25:56 AM »

wowza you've got some mad stitchin skills!  i adore the bird silhouette and applaud your tiny satin stitches!  that stitch drives me crazy! 
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012 06:53:19 PM »

the moon hoop is so pretty, i love the button moon!!  i also really like the birds with the yellow background.  awesome first time swapping!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012 09:06:00 PM »

That moon and mountains hoop takes the cake! Buttons for craters is a fantastic idea. You are a super thoughtful swapper.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012 05:40:16 AM »

Wow! All of them are wonderful! Great job on the satin stitch.
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2012 01:13:49 PM »

Wow, you really did a great job on your first swap!  I, like many others, favor the Mountain and Button Moon hoop the most.  It's just an awesome piece of art - the other two are fantastic as well!  What a great partner YOUR partner had!!!   Cheesy  Welcome to the exciting world of swapping!  It's addictive, and there are no known cures for it.  But it's okay, you've got lots of company!! 
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2012 01:17:31 PM »

I'm the lucky swap partner!  Cheesy   Cheesy   Cheesy

These hoops are even more amazing in real life than the pictures show. Only hope I can live up to the high standards she's set me with my return package  Tongue
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