Swap Time!!

Swap Time!!

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Once or twice a year, there comes a time on Sprite Stitch which is all about swapping!!  We get paired up with another forum member, are sent their interests and favourite games and make something specifically for them!  It’s a mystery who will be making your gift and you never know what you’re going to get!!  This week I’ll share with you what I made for my swap person and next week I’ll share what I got!

My swap person, Katie, works in an office and wanted something for her desk.  She listed a number of favourite games, movies and books.  I wanted to be able to include as much of her favourites and preferences as possible and leave it up to me to make something that was more than a framed cross-stitch.  That just would have been too easy!!  But oye!  Sometimes while I was working on this, I certainly thought I had bit off more than I could chew!

I decided to make her a daily desk calendar.  Five different cross-stitches, all from her favourites, each for a different day of the week!  Here’s what I made below!

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Monday is the magical day of Harry Potter (pattern courtesy of Wee Little Stitches)!  We have a fun Tuesday with Bubble Bobble.  Wednesday, you’re trying to fight to get through the week with World of Warcraft.  We have Hunger Games Thursday and ending the week with a bang with awesome blocks of awesome from Super Mario World!!

Putting it all together actually turned out a lot better than I thought it would.  To avoid using adhesive on the cross-stitches, I stitched them to the black paper and made the calendar stand base with cardboard but all-in-all, it was a lot of fun to try and think a bit outside of the box.

What do you think?  Would you like something like this for your work desk??

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