The rules are simple. I have been assigned a secret partner, I know her likes/dislikes, and I make something for her, anything, so long as hand stitching makes up a significant portion of the project.
My hand embroidery is not brilliant (I can't see well enough these days!) so I opted for a bit of EPP. I've had this pattern for ages
I picked out a few fabrics I thought my partner would like
Stage 2 Applique
Finals stage today is assembly. It'll be finished then, ready for the posting date in early AUgust, long before the next set of visitors arrive!
There are lots of other beauties appearing in the Big Stitch flickr group, so if you can bear to use flickr, pop over and have a look at some of them.