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Remember the bird swap I mentioned a week or two (or three or something) ago? Well, I received from my partner PinkChick today!

She sent me a t-shirt with this pretty embroidery:

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and some lovely earrings:

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I love them! For more bird goodies, check out the gallery.

Now, on a different matter, I’ll be going out of town on Sunday (no use trying to rob me; the rest of my family still lives here). I’m spending a wonderful two weeks in DC with my lovely boyfriend, during which time my access to internet and my laptop will be somewhat limited. I’ll be doing my best to continue posting what I’m crafting (and perhaps some nice pictures of the city and such), and when I get back, I’ll have a nice big post about my trip. And then back to regularly scheduled posts about things I made. I have a few things to post yet, so that’s two posts I’ll schedule before I leave, but after that, it’ll be more sporadic.

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So I joined a swap on Craftster that was bird themed. Whoo! My partner was PinkChick. Here’s what I sent her:

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An amigurumi peacock! The body is actually teal, but for some reason, my camera has a problem picking up that color. **shrug** There’s a pattern for a crochet peacock on Ravelry, but it wasn’t exact enough for me, so I made it up as I went. I like it. It’s cute. My first attempt looked like a blue turkey, but I think this one is distinctly peacock-like.

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My first embroidery project! I’ve been meaning to take up cross stitch and embroidery as a means of decorating (simply–I don’t have the patience for all those complicated counted cross stitches), so I thought I’d dive in with this bird. I like how it came out! I traced a vague outline but mostly did it free hand. Here’s a close up of the bird:

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My stitching isn’t that even cause I’m new at it, but I suspect it’ll get better with practice. And I do intend to practice.

I also included this card, for which I used a stamp I got in that big batch of supplies from OWS:

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I like this too. I like bird stamps. : )

Stay tuned for the gallery link and what I got from my partner!