Hello Friends,It's that time of the month when we show what gifts we have been working on or/and what crafty gifts we have received. If you don't know what I'm talking about , check Jo's blog for more info. This is an easy SAL where you have a choice to stitch any designer, color or pattern, just that it should be a gift for someone or gift from someone.
I have a small gift to show you this month . I was finally able to stitch and send a flower for Clare's flower bouqet. Second week of March I found Clare's post where she asked "Could you help me make a bouquet?". I emailed her about the requirements and address.
And then the pandemic started. Mail service was shut down from March to July. When mail service resumed in August, I sent a test mail to UK to see if things were working. Thankfully the mail reached and I started stitching flower for Clare's bouqet.
Pattern from Ultimate CrossStitch Flowers, 2016
I'm glad to report the Clare received the flower .This is Amanda Gregory's pattern taken from Ultimate CrossStitch Flowers, 2016. The magazine was a free gift for I-phone users.
Cross stitching has taken a back seat and I have been participating in snail mail and postcard swaps.
Not cross stitch related but I though I will share with you guys anyways.
In July, I participated in Junk Mail swap. The idea was to use stuff we have in our stash and not buy anything new.
I made a coaster from an old T-shirt , upcycled some packing materials to make postcards and envelopes.I also made these Yo Yos from extra fabric I had from a dress.
In September I participated in Rain postcard swap. I didn't have any printed postcard for the theme, so I decided to draw some.
October was Mini Autumn swap, again I didn't have any printed postcard for the theme, so I decided to draw some. The requirement of the swap was to write a letter, include a bookmark or tag . Thankfully I had a perfect bookmark , which I made in May, for the theme.
Happy to report all the swap packages were well received. I had so much fun making these packages , it pushed me to try my hands at doodling , not to mention take a good look at my stationary stash.
The pandemic situation hasn't improved in my city , however things are opening up for business now.
Hope you guys are safe .