A set of six new Christmas bead patterns are available for purchase from the Stitching Cards web site. The prick and stitch patterns feature bead snowflakes, a bead angel, bead bells and holly, a bead candle and holly, bead holly and a bow and a bead Christmas tree.
One of my other web sites is the Stitching Cards forum and gallery. I have been asked by Brigid Ward (in a comment to this blog) how she can add her own pictures to the gallery. It is easy. As long as your card is based on a Stitching Cards pattern you can upload it to the gallery yourself. You just need to complete the simple formality of joining the Stitching Cards forum and then you can post your picture to the gallery…
Way back in the swinging 1960s I was given a string art kit for Christmas. The kit had silver string, black felt for the background, a backing board and lots of nails. The picture was a sailing boat. I had great fun making the picture and it hung proudly in the hall for many years.
My post featuring the 10 best selling individual stitching cards patterns has proved to be popular with visitors so now I present the 10 best selling value packs on the Stitching Cards web site ever. Please keep in mind that the value packs that have been on sale the longest stand a better chance of getting into the top ten.
Mary made the card for her auntie’s 90th birthday. Mary says “I found that I liked poking the little holes in the paper… and so I ended up setting up about 15 cards”. She found that she could easily stack three pieces of card stock and prick them all at the same time.
It was made as a bookmark for her Auntie’s 90th birthday. Mary embroidered it in DMC stranded embroidery floss on a mottled green card stock. After stitching she mounted the green card on larger piece of yellow card stock to hide the stitching on the back and to form an attractive border.
My Form-A-Lines forum has a number of enthusiastic greetings card stitchers among its members. I can recommend a visit to the new cards section of the gallery this week as it contains several beautiful stitching cards.
“Strawberry” by Eileen Scott is a gorgeous combination of stitching, decoupage and cutting.