Isn't it pretty? This is the hoop I received in the Wild Olive Stitch Swap, stitched by the lovely Tommie of Ilene Books. Apparently it was the first time she picked up a needle since she was 12! I love the birds (of course!), all the bright colours, and the beads. I'm really liking the look of beads on embroidery lately. Then again, I tend to like everything about embroidery!
Tommie also gave me a handmade note book. I love notebooks almost as much as I love birds. I guess I even sort of collect them because I keep buying them faster than I could possibly use them. There are four on my desk right now actually; two in my purse, one on my bedside table, and one by my favorite chair in the living room. And yes, I use every single one of them!
Thanks again for my gifties, Tommie!