Do you have any friends that you've never met? Thanks to the internet and social media, I have several! What a weird and fun world we live in....
I can't really remember how I first came to know Mary. Blog, facebook page, groups and forums... there have been several ways we have interacted. Mary does phenomenal applique work (check out her etsy page Banana Bear Boutique) and we have very similar tastes in designs. She has been digitizing designs and very recently launched her own site, Applique Whimsy!
In the fall she asked me to test stitch an owl design (since she knows I have a thing for owls) and I was happy to oblige! Isn't this so cute?!
Vintage Owl Applique and I stitched it on an apron. Unfortunately I failed to take an overall picture of the apron! I used turquoise in the design for my daughter's school colors, and I'm glad I did because it made a perfect Christmas gift for her teacher this year! :)
So go check out my friend Mary! Here's where you can find her: