My friend Karen had a birthday recently so I stitched her a last minute card. A pretty patchwork style initial which stitched up in an afternoon. In fact it took almost as long to decide on how to add her ‘present IOU’ and mount it!
I needed it to be a quick project as I only began it on the Saturday and her birthday was the next day – I had intended to get it done well before, but got side-tracked somehow, that seems to be happening quite a bit recently.
Anyway, I am absolutely certain that I have a lovely ‘pull out’ chart from a magazine I bought a while ago, which is for a floral alphabet. So the plan was to find this and stitch the K for my friend Karen. Only, I couldn’t and, in fact, still can’t find the chart anywhere and this is in my newly organised sewing stash, so what hope is there really?
So, first plan scuppered before I begin, onto Plan B – look through magazines, I’m one of those people who keeps them as they’re bound to be useful later, and I came up with a pretty patchwork style alphabet instead. In truth this probably stitched up quicker than the floral one would have done so maybe it’s for the best.
When it came to mounting the card I also realised that my store of aperture cards is somewhat depleted, so I had to ‘surface mount’ the stitching. So now I also need to order some aperture cards and probably some threads and as I’ve had another think about good old “King Tut” probably some other items too, it’s such a chore being a stitcher, all those websites to wander through, spending my money – oh the hardship!
I’d already decided that I was going to take her out for coffee and a bun for a birthday treat, so I added a “IOU” onto the card – all we need to do now is arrange a date and time; easier said than done I might add as she has a hectic social life!
Just need to plan for Karen 2 and Fatima’s birthdays now – anyone seen a floral alphabet chart laying around?…