Thursday, 30 June 2022

Christmas 2022 - Burst of Berries

 This is my first stitched card attempted since my operation.  I just wanted to see if I could manage with a fine needle and thread - and I couldn't be more pleased.

My last stitched card was managed about a year ago.  Towards the end of the year and up until just now stitching had been impossible.

I chose a Christmas stitch pattern from here and re pricked the already done holes to make them easier for the needle and thread.  Unusually, I did the stitching before I chose a focal image, and this made it difficult to choose one to match the theme and threads.  I have a whole box full of ready made 3D die cut images to choose from and couldn't find one I liked.  Instead I went to my album of already cut Christmas die-cuts and chose the Carnation Craft 'Burst of Berries' which I trimmed into a bouquet and added a bow.

I haven't tried getting out the die-cutting machine and plates yet to see if I can manage the weight and actions needed - but this is now high up on my to do list.  

All I need now is for the operation on my left wrist to be done and crafting life will be back to normal.

Carol xx


  1. It's great Carol! And I was right the die cut is from Carnation LOL!

  2. Stunning work! I cannot believe you can stitch now, go Carol go! xoxo


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