April was quite a productive month as I rashly signed up for two swaps as well as needing to complete my Four-in-Art quilt. First up was the #veryberryhoopswap on instagram. It was a small swap in more ways than one - small group, and we had to make a mini hoop, maximum size 5cm. I haven't received my own yet but here's the one I made for my partner.
She liked lots of things, including blues and greens and the sea, which I tried to capture with this rustic embroidery. I've got used to doing little pictures for Artist Trading Cards, but the tininess of this was a challenge to me and a sign that I should be wearing my specs more often instead of holding things at arms length like an old lady. You can see how small it is from the pic of it nestling in my sea glass collection. I made a little loop to hang the hoop from and my partner kindly said she liked it.
I also took part in the second Big Stitch Swap - my parcel is on its way to my partner, and hopefully one is winging its way here, so more about that soon!
Then a very loved friend was doing exams so I made her a good luck card. It's about six inches on the longest side - the little birds came from an Aviary selvedge, I think, and are really tiny.
Finally, my geek husband's birthday laptop cover which of course I had to wait till Star Wars day (May the fourth be with you) to show you. We are big Star Wars fans in this house. It's lined with both batting and fleece so his beloved technology should be well-padded and cosy. I managed to get the pattern to line up, I was quite pleased!