When msstitcher listed her favorite games, and I saw Dune, I thought for sure that I would make something Dune related. My husband wanted me to do an embroidery of Sting as Feyd. You know, this iconic image:
Then I noticed that one of her other favorite things is Lord of the Rings, and she's been working on a giant map of Middle Earth for a long time. So I decided to stitch something that I've been wanting to stitch for a while, the door to Moria:
She says that my Moria door is proudly displayed in her home. Here is a quote from her blog: "I received the best swap gift last week. I genuinely could not have chosen a better hand made gift for myself." This is very gratifying. It makes the whole swap process worth it. :) Here is a link to her blog, btw.
I also received some lovely complements on the tiny Elvish stitching. That was definitely the most challenging part of this project, but I'm glad I pushed myself to do it. This is one of those projects that looks much better in person than in photos, which is very frustrating. But overall, I think it was successful.