Saturday, April 20, 2013

My ATCs arrived!

I took part in the Embroiderers' Association of Canada's annual ATC swap again this year.  I made ATCs with a vengence but was late getting them in, however, the gracious ladies in the Peterborough guild did their best to swap out as many of them as they could.  So, here's a shout out to the makers of the ATCs I received!
 This one is called "Firework" and was greated by Astrid of Nanaimo, BC.  The glitzy bits really pop against the plush velvet of the background.
 Bonnie of Simcoe, Ontario, is a member of Norfolks' Own Needle Arts Guild and she stitched this lovely bouquet.
 Deb of Lakefield, Ontario created this gem and it has a little poem on the back:
"I'd choose to be a daisy
If I might be a flower..."
 "Merrimbla" came all the way from Vicki in Gurley, NSW, Australia!
 Susan in Cambellcroft, Ontario, made these adorable little fish.
 These skates came from Linda - I wish you could see them better in this photo to appreciate the glitzy thread she used with the sequins to add sparkle to the skating scene.
 This one is another from Deb entitled "Great Hearts Think Alike" - isn't it awesome??
 These sparkly bugs - are they fireflies? - came from Mary-Wyn of Simcoe County Embroidery Guild in Ontario.
 This one from Christine of The Tangled Threads arrived with it's button broken in the mail but I will find one just like it to replace the broken one so it keeps it's original design.
 "Remember the Last Penny" came from Carolyn in London, Ontario.  This is so clever!  To appreciate it, you need to know that the penny was discontinued from Canadian currency back at the start of February.  What a great remembrance of a foresaken coin!
 This is another from Linda of the Embroiderers' Guild of Peterborough and is entitled "Cany Wrap Paper".  This is so cool!!  I have to try to do something with candy wrappers now.  Lord knows I eat enough candy! lol
 You won't believe the title of this one:  "First Try:  Ribbon"!  I am guessing that this is the first time Carol of Peterborough, Ontario, has worked with silk ribbon embroidery.  You would never know looking at it, would you?
 Here is another button bonanza from Christine of The Tangled Threads.  She must have a button collection like mine!
 Gorgeous or what?!  "Violet" is the name of this little hardanger angel created by Barbara of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Last one from Linda in Peterborough.  Talk about a field of flowers!  
Thank you to all the people who took part in the annual ATC swap at EAC and especially the ladies who made the ATCs I received.  A special shout out to the wonderful ladies at the Peterborough guild who went to such lengths to swap out as many of my tardy ATCs as they could.  You rock!

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