Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Letters and cards

Hello Blogger friends and visitors,

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.


Linking to Supermom-no-cape stitchery link party.

Until next week.

  Sheryl

26 comments:

  1. Very pretty. What a great way to store cards.

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  2. Yes this is a lovely idea for keeping letters and other treasures, nice decoration to.
    Julie.C x

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  3. Sheryl, this is such a romantic, frilly, beautifully pink special memento holder. I love the lace you used to trim it, I think it works perfectly. I'm more than impressed you didn't have a pattern and designed it from scratch. You are incredibly talented! I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day. Mary

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  4. What a wonderful idea! I need to figure out something like that for some of my favourite letters too.

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  5. Now that is so very pretty and personal. You did a great job Sheryl, it's stunning.

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  6. Beautiful finish Sheryl, you are so talented to stitch this without a pattern! It's so pretty and perfect for romantic letters.

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  7. Lovely finish.
    So many wonderful stitches.

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  8. A beautiful letter holder Sheryl,I absolutely love the colours and stitches you have chosen.

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  9. An exquisitely romantic and perfectly designed cover which is in itself a celebration of love in the broad sense and in a more restricted sense the love of creating beautiful things. Anyone who sees your creations receives a little bit of this love in some way and is grateful to you for the inspiration and dream you offer.

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  10. Hi Sheryl,wow what a beautiful holder ,i love the work you have done on it,happy Valentines day my friend xx

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  11. This is gorgeous! What a great idea!

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  12. Oh, that is just such a lovely, lovely piece you've made, Sheryl. Not only beautiful, but useful. I love reading old cards and letters. Alas, with the advent of email, true letter writing seems to be a thing of the past...

    Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥

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  13. Hi Sheryl,
    The small bag looks especially beautiful, so enchanting stitches, all under it, but the whole looks perfect.
    Hugs Martina

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  14. Oh, how beautiful your embroidered holder of all things romantic and reminiscent is. Each row of exquisite embroidery is a delight to the eyes, Sheryl.

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  15. Absolutely charming - well done!

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  16. What a wonderful idea for making a case for keeping the treasures of cards and letters.

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  17. What a beautiful way to care for your special treasures. So many good ideas on that one and I love the delicate, romantic color scheme. I've never heard of coton a broder. I wonder if they even sell it in the US. I looked on Google and didn't see much in the way of vendors. How lucky to find a supplier in your area!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. Simply beautiful, my friend! It's perfect for holding sweet treasures.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you. Hugs!

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  19. Sheryl your work is so amazing. Each of those stitches are so perfectly done and your folder is gorgeous! I absolutely love it. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous Sheryl! And lucky you finding a coton a broder stockist - I tend to bulk buy white then add some to any dyeing I am doing. Hope you are keeping warm - cooler than usual here in Almeria but still sunnier and warmer than being at home. xx

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  21. Your letter holder is very beautiful:)Great idea! I like how you work neatly with laces. I was also thinking of making a small envelope kind of thing instead of turning one of my embroidery into a card. I hope I have sufficient fabric, more than that, I need courage and time to cut around the embroidered piece.

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  22. how lovely! Just like everything that you make, it's beautiful

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  23. Gorgeous stitching Sheryl!
    Well done!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  24. Such a beautiful way to store treasured letters and photos x

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