Recently the QB5 group had a challenge where we each sent the others an assortment of things and we could make whatever we liked, we could use everything we were sent, or we could leave a few things out or we could add a couple of our own things to the mix.
Above is the selection I sent each of the girls, Linda, Patty, Nathalie and Margaret. (You'll find their links on the right - just look for QB5)
This is what the girls made...
This is the hoop Linda made for me. it is amazing, Linda has made a wee fabric book with pages containing quirky stitcheries and little pockets with lovely vintage buttons and flowers!
Then the next hoop to delight me was made by Patty. She used an old doily that used to belong to her mother and a beautifully stitched hanky. Very pretty and feminine!
I was so excited to see how everyone had used the package of goodies I sent them. The next to arrive was Margaret's lovely hoop. It has paper collaged round the outside of the hoop, I loved how she combined the paper and the fabric!
And the last hoop to arrive was Nathalie's, and it was well worth the wait!
Lady Peel was very well endowed with buttons and lace and stitching! She even has a lucky charm with her.
Then the last hoop to share is the one I made.
Thank you so much girls for yet another exciting and challenging swap. You have all made such a lovely job of crafting my hoops, they are all different, but with a sameness. I love the textures and I love how they have all "seen" something different from the things I sent them. Now I just need to find somewhere to display them.
What do you think? Aren't I lucky to have such clever girlfriends?