Hello everyone! I’m very happy to be posting here on Stitching the Night Away! I’ve been cross stitching for many, many years, but when I found this site I found the world of cross stitchers and A LOT of great blogs! I started following the blog hop and found blog after blog about cross stitching! Such a fun world of cross stitching friends.
For my first post, I thought I would use a scrap of Aida. I don’t know about you, but I hate to throw things away and I now have a basket of scraps. During the last year I’ve made a card or two by grabbing a scrap and cross stitching a heart or flower and “Happy Birthday” and gluing it to a card. I think it’s fun to make cards if you have the time!
For this card I thought Winter and Snowflakes. I found some snowflake patterns from an old magazine and started stitching with some nice blues.
I took a white card (which measures about 6 1/2 x 5″ – the kind you buy at a craft store) and used a brush and an ink pad to get the look I wanted. You could also paint your card with watercolors, use color pencils, or ?? lots of options!
I finished my cross stitch –
I planned on sewing the cross stitch to the card using my sewing machine, so I practiced on a scrap first –
I put a little piece of tape under the middle of my cross stitch to keep it in place and sewed –
Looking good so far ..
I didn’t want to back stitch, so I put a dab of glue on each thread on the backside –
I wrote “and eyelashes” inside ..
It wasn’t until I was all done that I realized I had written “and” twice … oh well …
I haven’t decided who I’m sending my card to yet, but I know they will love it! I hope you have fun with all of your scraps and making cards!