Hello! Just a quick note today with one last reminder that today’s the deadline to sign up for the Secret Valentine Exchange. We’ll stop taking sign-ups tonight, around midnight-ish my time (PST). We have nearly 150 participants!! Ute and I can’t wait to pair everyone up – there are over 20 countries represented, making this the most internationally diverse SVE yet!
I, of course, am planning, planning, planning. Last year, Ute made a stunning constellation mini quilt for Elle (scroll down a bit through all of Ute’s amazing Kollabora projects) and received knitted and sewn loveliness from Monika, and I received gorgeous tea towels and sachets from Mirta of Modern Botanics — much adored and used — and made this. You can see more of the swapped gifts from previous years at our Flickr pool as well (since Flickr isn’t used quite as much, we’ve opted to focus more on IG this year).
I feel remiss without giving Ute major props for being the most generous and kindhearted partner in this annual collaboration we’ve stumbled into — Ute’s idea, naturally. We are very much a simpatico team, and it’s one of my very favorite things to do every year. We hope you’ll join us in this celebration of intercontinental friendships through handmade goods! Sign up here!