I was happy to be paired with Rachel because she sent me the most darling ornament in the USEBB Christmas exchange last year (also my *first* exchange ever rec'd!)...so I wanted to do something special for her :) The finishing worked out great...I purchased a fence just like I had when I completed Becky's House and then I saw the coolest little wooden flowers, so I picked up three of those and then I found the wheelbarrow...how can you have a garden themed exchange without a wheelbarrow? So I threw one of those in the cart too! Well these were all unfinished plain wood, so I had to divert to the acrylic paint aisle to pick out paint colors to paint my flowers and wheelbarrow.....got those and came home and started painting. After everything was dry, I glued the flowers to the back of the fence and then attached the wheelbarrow and attached the mounted piece on the fence and viola...it was done! I had a couple of bees left over from Becky's House Exchange so I glued them on in appropriate places and it was finished!
I'm so glad that it was received with joy! I was happy to stitch it for Rachel! Rachel told me that she was having a down day yesterday when she received my little exchange and it brightened her day :) All the better, yes?! Hugs dear friend ~ Thank you for liking my gift as much as I love our friendship :)
**I also want to post that if you've missed my post from yesterday...please travel on down to read it (or just look at the pictures) as I got the most astounding PIF gift from another dear friend Annemarie :) I want to be sure she gets equal exposure to your enthusiastic comments!**
Thanks for the comments ~ I *LOVE* them and your visits! Until next time.... have a great weekend, stitch much, laugh often and love with your whole heart!