I have this huge chocolate brown leather sectional that has been in want of pillows for ages, but I wasn't sure how to start. I told Svetlana some of my favorite colors and she came up with the perfect pillow. Or, should I say PILLOWS! That's right, she sent not one, but TWO beautiful pillows my way!
They look just stunning together on my couch :)
And they have been very well received by my family :) Last But Not Least especially loved the fabric on the back of the smaller pillow with the texty penguins!
Svetlana's work is amazing, her points are all perfectly matched, her quilting straight as an arrow! She is really a very talented lady, and wonderful person, to boot. As you may recall, we had the chance to meet in person this spring when I went to Naperville for a fundraiser walk for SCAD, the type of heart attack my best friend suffered in the fall of 2011. Svetlana brought her entire family along for the walk in support. How amazing is that? I loved walking and chatting with her, and hope to meet up with her again next fall when I plan to return to walk again :)
In exchange for these amazing goodies, I got to work and knit her up a soft and cozy cowl, to help ward off the chill of the Illinois winters. I used the popular honey cowl pattern from Madelinetosh and used one of my favorite wools, Tanis Fiber Arts green label in charcoal.
It can be worn long...
(man, am I ever a dorky model!)
I sent it off along with a few odds and ends, a journal, some Canadian chocolate, things like that. The cowl was a fun knit, and I am glad to say the package has been received and being enjoyed :)
Thanks, Svetlana, for a great swap!!