I'm a Christian, married to my wonderful husband, Adrian, since 1978 (where has the time gone?). We have two children, Michael and Elizabeth who are just the best children we could have wished for, we're so blessed, and proud of them. Michael and Aisling,our daughter in law, have a daughter Bronwyne Ann. Elizabeth is married to Martyn. I use my crafting to raise funds for various charities. The charity that I'm currently sponsoring is Save The Children
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Towards the end of 2015 a friend asked me to make a card/picture for a priest who was celebrating his 50th anniversary of induction to the priesthood. I combined the card or picture by making an A4 size card, approx US letter size.
The cross-stitch pattern was from www.ursulamichael.com and was really nice to stitch. I used Anchor threads and 14ct Aida fabric. The A4 card was single fold without an aperture so I put an A4 size sheet of paper over the top of the finished stitching and, using my fingers, pressed it around the outside edge. This gave me a sort of template by drawing about 3mm around the outside of the creases. I cut out the paper from the middle and then placed the A4 sheet over the stitching so that I could see if I needed to make any adjustment. When I was satisfied with it I turned it over and placed it on the inside of the front of the card and drew around the aperture. I then cut it out from the card. I used a strong dsst to attach the fabric to the inside of the card. To conceal the back of the fabric I stuck another A4 card to the back of it . I must say that I was pretty pleased with the way it fitted around the design. To finish it off I used peeloff borders around the aperture.