Trying something of a different sort (and you can try too)

I just signed up for a “hoopie swap,” which is totally outside my comfort zone, and that’s one of the main reasons I’m doing it.  Challenging myself creatively keeps me fresh, I think.

I am a member of Bee a {modern} swapper on Flickr, and every other month, we make quilt blocks chosen by that month’s “queen bee.”  (That’s where I received my tree blocks!) In the off months, there is a swap of another sort, open to anyone who wants to play (that means YOU!).  This month, it’s an embroidery hoop swap.  I have done exactly zero (zip, zilch, nada) embroidery in my life. My bee members assure me that not only is embroidery not too difficult, and I can learn the basic stitches on YouTube, but that the hoop doesn’t even have to contain any embroidery.  Hmmm ….

Sounds like a fun challenge, right?  It’s a secret swap, so each participant creates a mosaic of some things she might like for inspiration, and then her partner can draw on that when creating the embroidery hoop.

Here’s my mosaic:

1. the atomic flower hoop, 2. lindas circles, 3. bird a month: may, 4. photo (19), 5. susans flowers, 6. Sampler Tree Embroidery, 7. Hoop for embellishment class, 8. Birdy, 9. scrappy hoop swap, 10. doodlestitch sampler for corinne, 11. Where ever the ride takes me, 12. monarch butterfly, 13. Hoop Up Embroidery for Solidia – Lady Peacock pattern by ReviDevi

You know you want some of this fun to hang in your space!  So, come on over and sign up!  Here’s the discussion thread with the link to the sign-up form.  But hurry, sign ups close at the end of TODAY!  Eeep!  No worries, you’ve got all month to make something, but seriously, go now and sign up!  I hope to see you there.

2 replies
  1. Marla
    Marla says:

    Just joined up to do the Vintage Christmas quilt along. I am also doing your Road trip quilt along and am having so much fun with that that \i decided to do another one.

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