A little while back I shared the stitchery I made for the Places swap at &Stitches, and today I'm back to share the lovely parcel sent to me by my partner Emily. In addition to her piece, she sent me a really nice long letter telling me all about the place she depicted as well as other areas where she lives. It's really wonderful to hear about a new place from someone to whom it's so important.
She currently lives in Brighton, on the southern coast of England and says: "...but in the end I went with somewhere out of town a bit and more in the countryside: The South Downs, or more specifically the Seven Sisters. The South Downs are a collection of chalk hills which extend all the way to Brighton (I can see them from my house) but depicted in my embroidery are specifically the chalk cliffs on the coast that make up the Seven Sisters. In the foreground also depicted are the coastguards' cottages. I chose this scene in the end not only because of their fame and beauty, but also because I feel a scene depicting nature is more connected to who I am and what I like to draw/embroider."
I looked up some pictures of the Seven Sisters, and it looks like an absolutely gorgeous place to live. How wonderful to have that as a view. No wonder Emily wanted to embroider it and share it with me. I was super impressed with her tiny even stitches and ability to capture the feel of the place.
One final coincidence: I just finished a quilt based on the seven sisters quilt block, so it's especially fun that she embroidered the real Seven Sisters for me!
Thank you so much Emily, you were a great swap partner!