Each year our Friday night stitching group likes to work on a project together; the group has been doing it for five or six years now, this was the second time since joining the group that I participated. Last year's project involved some elaborate finishing (see this post from last August) and so this year we did something that was a little bit easier to finish.
We chose to stitch the friendship squares from Little House Needlework's Dear Diary series! During the year, we each stitched six of the squares and added our initials in the top corners. When we got together a couple of weeks ago we swapped squares so that we each had a square stitched by one of the other group members. Then we put our boxes together. I wasn't able to be with the group this year when they did their finishing, and I just got around to finishing my box last night.
As you can probably tell from the pictures, each stitcher chose her own color fabric. We laced the designs to matboard and then sewed them together. What do you think, isn't it cute? I love it!
Here are some photos I took of Joan's, Jill's, and Lori's boxes:
And you can see additional photos on Jill's blog and on Joan's blog.