Today I received my swap mat from my partner Debra Henkle and I love it. Not only do I adore watching my birds at the feeder but have numerous bird houses hanging throughout my wooded lot for them to nest in. So Debra's choice of hooking me this piece was right on target for me.
Since I forgot to take a picture of the mat I sent Debra just went to Rughookers and see she took a picture and posted it. So...... this is the mat that I sent her.
If you are not a member of http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Rughookers/ you may want to stop by to see about other upcoming challenges or swaps. There is still the fall swap coming up but Jo-Anne has talked about extending the swaps in the event there were late joiners so they could get all the seasons. And Jo-Anne has talked about different kinds of swaps coming up so you may want to join Rughookers and read to see what events are going to happen.
The Sincerely Jane challenge was one great geometric piece I worked on which was based on a quilt make by Jane Stickle in 1863; again this was hosted by Jo-Anne. This is the finished piece I did which was not the original size of Jane Stickle's quilt but blocks I chose to hook using a #8 strip. Other participants could choose which quilt designs to hook and do their own color planning and border.