"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, March 30, 2008

My OWN stitching...

...by that, I mean what I've been doing, not what I've been collecting! I have two 60th birthdays coming up in April (actually three including mine, but I'm not going to stitch myself a card, LOL!). Here is the first of the two cards I'm doing for my friends, neither of whom do embroidery, but I know they'll love these cards. I'm hoping to start the second one tomorrow...I'll have to finish it by Thursday as we are leaving for a six day holiday on Friday, and by the time we get back both cards will need to be finished and in the mail.
This is stitched on white 14ct Aida which has silver lurex thread running through it. This is the best I could get with the scanner, but it doesn't show up as pretty as the actual card. I would have preferred to use another card but this silver-grey one was all I had that would accomodate the design.
By the way, for those who are interested, there are some new peacocks here.

5 comments:

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a sweet card! Your friend will love it and keep it forever. I bet you it ends up being framed. You have very lucky friends!
Patricia :o)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

PS: Hope you have a WONDERFUL holiday!

crazyhaberdasher said...

Hi again! thanks for your comment on crazyhaberdasher blog.
...and thankyou for adding me to your favourites list!
I love all of your doilies - I have a collection too - but mine is smaller.
I am very fond of the crinoline lady doilies and the main theme in the collection are these.

The Lone Beader said...

I love handmade cards. Those will be very special gifts!

Chelle said...

Very pretty card! And happy birthday to YOU, too!