A while back (as in October!) I did a personal swap with csjoyeuxnoel on swapbot. It's occurred to me that I never showed you the loot.
She requested a woodland themed piece with dark colors, so I made her this-
I used a Sew Lovely Embroidery pattern on muslin. I tinted it with colored pencils, didn't do so well on the dark color part, but she like it just the same. Phew! The sky is my favorite part! I promise, the border isn't really crooked. It just looks that way with my sloppy photo- whoopsy!
For the trees, I used a few browns. Not sure if it makes a big difference, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
In return, csjoyeuxnoel made me this!!! Awwwww yeah- a great one-liner from one of my favorite movies, Casino. I told her to surprise me and mentioned that movies are kind of my thing. She did great- thanks, Courtney!
Sorry about the edit, I'm trying to keep it clean. You know, for those folks who are reading this at the office when they're supposed to be working....you know who you are. I would hate for you guys to miss out on lovely, crafty distractions on account of my potty mouth. To be honest, I'm surprised I've managed to maintain a profanity free blog for this long. Considering the fact that I cuss like a sailor in real life.
That being said, here's the scene that this awesome stitchy piece is referencing. It is most definitely not safe for work, unless you work someplace pretty cool. Please don't tune in if you dislike cinematic violence, gangsters, blood, Joe Pesci, the F word, and/or tools such as, ice picks and vices. You have been warned, thank you.
Hope everyone is having a great day. Aside from feeding an addiction to Words with Friends, I'm getting a lot done. Some stitching, some painting, some sewing. And a little bit later I'm going to get busy in the kitchen making my famous lasagna.... I love busy days!