Below is the beautiful painting that I received from my partner, Levi Montez. Levi is a talented crafter and artist from Texas, and although he does not have a blog, his wife does.
This little painting is even sweeter in person, and is going to be a welcome addition on the shelves with my glassware in my dining room.
One of the intentions of the gift exchange is that you get to know your partner a bit, and tailor the gift to their tastes. When I first visited Levi's wife's blog, I was thinking of pillows to match the decor in one of their newly decorated rooms. But after doing some reading about them (they have a young daughter) and and Levi mentioning that his wife enjoyed my embroidery, I sent them this ~
Just perfect for a little girl's room, I think!
Have you participated in any gift exchanges or other crafty/ blogging projects? If so, leave me a link in the comments so I can visit and leave you a nice comment.
Next up, I am going to take part in Sew Grateful Week, January 16 - 22, on the blog My Happy Sewing Place. The participants will be joining Debi in using some fabric, a book or pattern received as a gift during the holiday season to make a project and link it up to her blog. This will be my first time participating in something on her blog; I am looking forward to making a new friend or two in the process! And I have a project all picked out from one of the awesome new books that Santa left under my tree. Craft and sewing books make me very, very happy!
What are you working on or looking forward to starting these days? I would love to hear!