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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Embriodered cards and a Esty Treasury

I hope you are having a lovely day here in Somerset we have had snow, yep its back, its now raining and its very dark at 2pm I have the light on, the heating on, and more snow forecasted. Last year at this time of year I was getting ready for the last craft fair of the year and it was cancelled at the last minute for snow. I hope it does not happen again this year.
The above tablecloth which I knitted some time ago and has been in my Esty store was featured in Wonderful works by Gillian Holder from Stitches and jewels in a treasury, its the first item from my store that has been in a treasury. I feel really pleased at the moment.

These stitched cards went into my esty store last week and have been sold and are now on their way to the US, but I thought you might like to see them, I was stitching them on holiday, well its easy to take on Holiday just some thread, needle and beads oh and a pair of scissors. I also took my tatting and two balls of wool to make two scarfs.

Anyway back to these cards, these are oak leaves and acorns which I stitched with red/gold thread on the leaves and gold thread on the acorns and a bead in the middle, They are Starform peel offs with glitter center, I was quite pleased with these.

This card had three leaves on a green card, they were stitched with gold thread and had gold and red beads in the centers of the leaves. again they were Starform peel offs with glittered centers in the leaves.

The red beads were in the center of the leaf and the gold beads on the otter middle of the leaves if that makes sense.

This card had a heart with pink stitching and a smaller heart under which I used as a vase with an arrangement of flowers above and going down one side of the card in pink and multi coloured thread with pink beads in the center of the flowers.

I hope you like these cards, I have done some more which I will show you in a few days.

I have been busy today I finally got my case unpacked and most of it washed, its been so hectic since we got home with the funeral and mother in hospital, they send so much washing home, I am sure she only has to make a mark on her clothes and they change her. Its amazing how much washing she has had over the last week, not to mention the amount that I brought home from the first visit when we got back home. She will be in hospital for Christmas, and we wont know if the leg has healed until the next x-ray on the 28th December.

Our Friends are moving today, and Vernon has gone to help them, its been snowing in Shepton Mallet and he will be very wet and cold by the time he gets home later.

I hope to write a piece about our holiday over the next days.
I want to add that I am sorry I have not been around the blogs over the last few weeks, I hope you will understand that I will catch up with you all over the next few days, I have not forgotten you. I am sure you have some wonderful things on show so please accept my apologises for not visiting your blogs.

I hope you are keeping well and getting ready for Christmas, Vernon and I have decided to cancel Christmas with the events over the last month we don't feel in the Christmas mood.

Until we meet again take care




  1. Hi Margaret, those cards are beautiful, the stitching is perfect, love the tablecloth too, so pretty, well done you.....

    Sorry to hear your cancelling Christmas this year, hope you enjoy the peace and quiet of the day anyway...take care.xx

  2. Sorry to hear you are feeling so down Margaret, hope you feel brighter soon, your stitching and cards so are beautiful. Keep warm, hugs Teresa xx

  3. Love the cards and the knitted doily is gorgeous I must also start another one soon! Hope you feel better soon1

  4. Beautiful cards Margaret, I love them all, and the tablecloth is so pretty, sounds like you are still very busy, keep warm

  5. stunning cards margaret,your stitched designs are beautiful and gorgeous tablecloth :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Your cards are always amazing, and this idea of stitching and adding glitter inside the peel-off outlines never would have occurred to me. Now I have new ideas for my big collection of these stickers!

    I certainly understand your lack of holiday spirit this year. I send my condolences for your very sad and tragic loss, and I also realize your mother's situation is quite stressful. You have had a lot to deal with this past year, and yet you still DO keep up with your blog - I was impressed with your 'timed' posts. I can't even manage 'regular' posts.

    Also, your knitted tablecloths are beautiful. Even though I'm an experienced knitter, I would find those intimidating!


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