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SRE Christmas Cards

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17 December 2010

SRE Christmas Cards

Well, everyone seems to have received their Christmas Cards, so now is the time to show them on the blog.
These are what has been keeping me busy for the last month or so, when I’ve been able to stitch.
Apart from giving cards that are a little special to some friends, they have been projects that are quick to do and relatively easy - just what I needed as I recover from the viral/bacterial bronchitis and gastritis I've had recently (I'm still pretty unwell). I'm burning to get back to my Historical Sampler, but still have several Ribbon Embroidery projects ahead of me, and healthwise, that works out quite well.

Notice the heavy use of Spider Web roses – easy, quick and pretty.
For the professional embroiderers I was sending cards to, I did extra-special ones.
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I’ve still got one to finish – a Waratah. (destination Australia, so I still have some time)
The very last card, in 'clown colours’ was for a 3 year old (her Mum, my friend, received the Red Ribbon Rose at the top.) Caitlin was apparently rapt to get her very own Christmas card, just for her!
Another was most well received because the friend was in hospital at the time, and it ‘gave her a real lift’. What more could you hope to achieve? *smile*
Many Thanks to Rachel of Virturosew Adventures for suggesting that I pad the embroideries – they definitely look more ‘finished’ that way. (I used 0.5mm batting), then double sided tape to tape the 3 fold cards together to hide the embroidery backing. I found two stripes of the tape necessary on each side to hold the embroidery down to it's backing side of the card.

Next post :- I finished Donna’s SRE Christmas rose today, including lacing onto cardboard, and putting on backing. It’s the first time I’ve done this. Lots of photos and where I learnt how to do it….coming up!

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel said...

You did a great job with them, Megan!

Friday, December 17, 2010  
Anonymous meri said...

Good work! The cards look beautiful!

Friday, December 17, 2010  
Blogger Dragonsally said...

Absolutely gorgeous - you talented thing.

Friday, December 17, 2010  
Blogger Machteld said...

Wow, they're beautiful!! Ir must be such nice surprise to receive such a card!

Friday, December 17, 2010  
Blogger Stitching With Kittens said...

Hard to believe you're new to SRE, Megan. These all turned out great.

Saturday, December 18, 2010  
Blogger Laura said...

Just have to say I've been really enjoying the luscious colours--how lovely to see the whole series together!

Saturday, December 18, 2010  
Blogger SilkLover said...

Really pretty cards, Megan! I'm sure all recipients will treasure them.

Monday, December 20, 2010  

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