Saturday, January 15, 2011


My most recent swap on Swap-Bot is for an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that features chain stitch embroidery.

As frequently happens with me, it took me almost until the deadline to figure out what I wanted to do, and then that idea didn't pan out. So late last night, I started over. At midnight, I felt I had a good start on it, and I knew I was meeting my daughter and four granddaughters for a day of crafting today, so no worries--I'd finish the ATC first, and mail it before I came home.

HAH! I worked on the thing All Day. Couldn't believe it took so long, but I'm really happy with it. In fact, I kind of don't want to part with it! But that wouldn't be right, lol, so I'm showing them off here.

If you click on the pictures they'll come up full-size, and you can see that not only is the envelope chain-stitched, the lettered disks are chain-stitched together. It was a fun project!

(Mom, if you're reading this, I used a piece of that paper I won at the Parker Ladies' Night Out to make the envelope!)


storybeader said...

cute play on words! I can see why it took so long - that's a lot of chain stitching! {:-D

MOLLYE said...

Hi Sweetie Pie, THAT is the sweetest and cutest ATC I've ever seen in my life and I've got hundreds of them! luv you, Mollye

tamdoll said...

That chain letter was pretty clever. - love the stitching and the hanging threads at the end.

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