In the lack of expecting any expression of romanticism concerning St. Valentine´s Day, I decided to treat myself to a session of nostalgia and sorted through a battered suitcase storing a lifetime´s assortment of greeting cards, letters, invitations and postcards, Nothing better to lift one´s spirits than to wistfully reminisce about the passage of time - sigh. I decided to make a holder for some special treasured letters.
I had unexpectedly found a needlework shop nearby that stocked a few Zweigart linens AND Coton a Broder threads, amazing. So I happily bought two different linens and a few threads and couldn´t wait to get home and start working on my letter holder.
I didn´t follow any design, just embroidered a few rows of different stitches with DMC floss, added a touch of lace and a couple of drawn thread patterns using my new coton a broder thread, which I found just perfect. So pleased I found a shop here that stocks lots of colours.
A little pocket inside to hold the romantic nostalgia. I trimmed the holder with some lace from my stash but didn´t have any that I really liked, all too wide, but anyway, what I used will suffice.
I do hope everyone spends a very happy romantic day tomorrow and don´t forget to save those cards and letters as they will be so happily looked upon one day in the future.
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Until next week.