My friend, Laura, stitched it for my birthday. You don't have to tell me how lucky I am. Laura and I have been stitching for each other's birthdays for close to 20 years! Oh my gosh, I can't believe that. It's hard to believe it's been that long. We haven't missed a single one in all those years.
We have very similar taste in needlework and we've explored and shared a lot of different designers and styles of samplers. So stitching for each other is like stitching for ourselves...except that she's a better stitcher than I am.
If you've followed her blog, For Love of the Needle, you know that one of the reasons she started blogging is to make sure she has a record of the pieces she stitches. Unfortunately, she doesn't have many photos of the pieces she has stitched. So I decided you should see some of the other amazing things she's stitch for me. There are more, but my photography skills have failed me.