My dear friend Danielle got married a few weeks ago in France and I spent the preceding month feverishly stitching up these two hoops as a gift. I always forget just how long they take to make and must admit I ended up cutting it rather fine!
I finished just in time to take a few quick pictures in the dwindling light though so that I could show you. For the short time they were on my wall it was almost like having my friends here with me, which is a treat since they now live in France and I get to see them far less often than I would like.
Danielle sent me this picture today of the cameos in their happy new home, pinned to her beautiful old map (which incidentally I really want for my own house!). I am really pleased with how they turned out - it is always a worry when you make a gift for somebody that they will open it and think "what on earth is that monstrosity?!", but I thought it was a gift that I would like to receive myself and they went down very well. If I ever get married can somebody please make some for me?