Friendship is precious,
not only in the shade,
but in the sunshine of life,
and thanks to a benevolent arrangement
the greater part of life is sunshine.
~ Thomas Jefferson
On the road again.
After DD1's August wedding to DS2, I completed the cross stitch project I'd been working on since late 2012. (Will reveal the completed sweetness upon my return to Manila.) So, my idle, bored hands were put to work on these simple greeting cards.
In a variety of fonts, I typed out a sentiment
and traced it from the laptop screen onto paper.
Using graphite paper in a shade that shows well on the cardstock,
I traced the sentiment.
Using a sharp needle, I evenly spaced the holes,
pushing the needle through each hole
and pulling it out at the back.
For backstitch, I used three strands artiste 100% Egyptian cotton embroidery floss in Stoneridge's variegated greens and aquas.
To begin, anchor the backstitches.
A simple project enjoyed on the road.
No idle, bored hands.
The back of each card was embellished by my John Hancock.
With pretty grosgrain ribbon I found in Hobby Lobby's clearance bin, I bundled a set of eight "Thanks" cards and envelopes as my contribution to Mother's church's fall festival auction.