The guidelines said to make a 4" hoop suitable for hanging. The recipient of my finished hoop had purple on her list of favorite colors, and owls on her list of favorite motifs, so I came up with this:
Whenever I create an embroidered piece after being away from it for a while, I am reminded of how much I enjoy it. So as soon as the hoop for the swap was complete, I started on another project, this one a tote bag with (yet another!) owl on it. I have a real thing for them these days! I'm thinking that if I keep an embroidery project going that I can work on when I have some free time, it will help me to move into other things. Seeing the creative process at work spurs the creative process, don't you think?
Do you have any special tricks for getting into a creative mindset? Please share, I would love to hear!