I was in need of a couple of cards earlier this month, and my little stash of shop-bought cards was looking very meagre so what to do? Rifle through pages of past issues of cross stitch magazines in search of something quick and fun to stitch! I found what I needed in the March 2012 issue of “Cross Stitcher” magazine. Designs by Jane Prutton.
Magazine info said each design would take approximately 6 hours to stitch. I reckoned I could find the time, and I did. First one stitched was this cute tortoise for a neighbour’s birthday on 10th February. She has two tortoise, so this design was perfect. I made mine slightly brighter than the magazine version, fringed my aida and stuck to a green chequered card with 4 pretty flowers to finish it off.
Then I set to work on a second design, again, choosing my own colours.
Stitching this wise little owl and finishing on a stripey blue card with some blue rick rack, and getting it in the post in time for my sister’s birthday on 20th.
Both were well-received, and I realise I ought to find time in my crafting week to get ahead with a few more cards . . . because there are more birthdays in the family next month!