I gathered them together and boxed them up and got them out as quickly as I could -- and that part was joyful, too! We had two groups with 7 stitchers in each group.
Its base was muslin, with a layer of white burlap, vintage heart crochet "lace", and a piece of beautiful French ribbon I've been hoarding for years; over all of it was a layer of pink tulle. And of course a button and some crinkled seam binding.
This beautiful silk fabric/ribbon weave with a felt puffy heart is by Kristi.
French themed, velvet, silk and more...texture galore by Mercedes
These lovely embroidered layers are by Barb...
who told me she had spent some snowy days relaxing with these hearts and happy memories of stitching with her mother.
Beth's beautiful hearts each had a different phrase sewn on.
I love her detail and the mixture of pinks and reds.
Suzanne's came pinned to a crocheted doily.
How adorable is that bouquet in the corner?
Terri made this beautiful creation; each of hers had a different vintage embellishment,
and beautiful gold detail!
It's always such a joy to see how different artists will interpret the same theme!
I received some lovely, lovely gifts from the swappers, too:
this woven purse from Kristi blew me away with its rosette and rows of fabric...
...and look at the quilted piece inside!
This hand made vintage goodness came from Beth:
...and of course you already saw Terri's gift in the last post.
There are more scrumptious heart creations to come: 2nd swap group in the next post!