A few of my online friends and I do a Christmas Decoration Swap each year. We are each assigned one person and you can make an ornament or purchase one, to send to your person. A nice simple way of remembering your friends in the festive season.
This year, I decided to try out some needle felting. Having never done it before, I was all thumbs to start, but it didn’t take long before I got the hang of it. I had some wool felt that I used as the background, and needle felted on top of that. My swappee loves purple and paisleys, so I fashioned a couple of paisleys and accented with stitching and beads. I added an “S,” which is the first initial of my swappee. I cut out a back piece, added some stuffing and a ribbon, and blanket stitched around the edge. This is how it turned out.
I did a heart of course, because I am all about hearts. Not to mention how much this person means to me.
And someone knows me well, because look at what I got in return in the post last week!
I am thankful for so many things, especially my dearest friends.