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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

I am lucky to have had many remarkable women in my life. My mother has been gone for years, and I am missing my sister this year, but they were both in my thoughts as I stitched these Mother's Day cards for my mother-in-law as well as the other amazing mothers in our family.      

These cards are more whimsical than my typical cards.  I created the designs for light stitching on dish towels.  I liked them so well, I reduced the size and reused the designs for these cards.  I used the same method explained in many of my blogs, so will not dwell on the basics.  The pictures below depict how easy it is to create a simple and charming card.  

Basic design outlines were stitched in black.  While the fabric was still damp from rinsing the stabilizer, I used water color pencils to add just a bit of color to the main objects.  Small hearts cut from fabric were positioned and stitched down with complimentary threads.  Trimmed and stitched to card stock for mounting onto blank greeting cards.

Happy Mother's Day!


I forgot to take a picture of the stitched outline.
This is the simple drawing on my sketch pad

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