Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thank you cards

And my thank you card production continues for all those who have helped me out lately.  This sweet one is a design by L R De Rien.   It was a complete pleasure to stitch.  I stitched it on 32 ct Jobelan over-2 and misjudged its final size since I usually do 36 ct over-2.  The 36 ct fabric is rapidly becoming a thing of the past for me as my eyes are rebelling and I don't want to be bothered with magnifiers and such.  At any rate, I made a larger card and decided to go 'square' just for fun.  Stopped by the post office for special over-size envelope stamps and I was good to go on this one.

Next was a sweet quickie (although not so quick at the rate I've been stitching lately).  This design is Shepherds Bush "Come Home", again on 32 count Jobelan over 2.  Gave me an opportunity to do one more 'rustic' (euphemism for 'a 4-year old could have cut-out a nicer heart shape')  heart window.

And hot off the needles,  I made a modified version of the Heart in Hand, August Joyful Journal.  This was stitched on 32ct Lugana in Summer Khaki.  Love that color because white shows up so well, but it seems like they don't make it anymore.  I found this lone piece on E-bay.

The "One bite" substitution for the original "August" refers to the poem/song, "Melinda Mae and the Whale"  by Shel Silverstein. The theme is tackling large problems one step at a time.  I'm in the midst of tackling large problems and I find the poem inspirational.