21.4.12

Silly duck! You don't have any thumbs!

So here's the bit of stitching I did for the Wild Olive Stitch Swap. My partner said she likes birds and I figured it was a given that she liked embroidery (she is in a stitch swap after all), so I thought this little duckie pattern that I found on doe-c-doe was a good choice. I hope she likes it.

Stitching Duck is Stitching

Ugh. I am so freaking late sending it though and of course I feel horrible about it. Life happened, as it tends to do, and this was one of the projects that got moved to the back burner. Not that that's a good excuse, mind you. I'm just, you know, sayin'.

The first bit of Life happened when the Mister came home unannounced. In the middle of the night. After being gone for over a year. (Surprise!) This is fantastic, but a little disconcerting as well. We've each had to readjust our schedules and habits and kinda just get used to living together again. He had a few vacations last year but it's not the same as living with someone 24-7.

Stitching Duck is Stitching

And then I was sick. And then we bought a car. And throughout all of these shenanigans I've been job hunting. Oh yeah, and I kept changing my mind about fabrics and stitches for the duckie too. This is actually the fourth freakin' attempt! Mind you, I didn't complete any of the others, but it was still frustrating. (Yeah, I know; whinge, whinge, whinge...)

Anyway, here's what I sent with the hoop - felt and floss in my swapee's favourite colours, plus a skein of fun Glow-in-the-Dark floss! Instead of wrapping it in tissue paper or gift wrap, I just bundled the hoop and floss up in the felt and tied it with the same green ribbon that I wrapped around the hoop.

for the Wild Olive Stitch Swap

Voila! A felty bundle of goodness, which is currently en route to it's new owner in the states.

Holy bad lighting, Batman! Have I ever mentioned that my apartment sucks for taking pictures in? The living room windows face north, so they never get any light, and there's a huge tree blocking the light from the east-facing bedroom windows. Seriously, we have to have the lights on every cloudy day. (Whinge, whinge, whinge...) 

for the Wild Olive Stitch Swap

7 comments:

  1. That turned out great! Also don't worry you aren't theonly one sending out the swap incredibly late, life got in my way too.

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    1. Thanks! Darn life....sooooo inconvenient! lol

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  2. I really like your embroidery. Glad your husband has returned safe and sound. Have a great week.

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  3. Better late than never Leah :) Life sure is a roller coaster ride with it's ups and downs. Take care. Marion x

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  4. I LOVE my embroidery, swap buddy!! It is the cutest thing ever and will hang in my work/crafty nook with all things lovely! And glow in the dark thread? Awesome!! I didn't realize. Thank you so much for my lovely package!!

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    1. Yay! I'm soooooo happy you like it! :D

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