Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Last Night...

...of Hanukkah. I don't celebrate but my sister, Carol, does. Every year I try to send her a little something, if only a greeting card. This year I decided to stitch her a card. It took some doing to find a design! I searched like mad and came up with this one. I had to change the colors since I didn't like the charted colors. It used 333 ~ purple? For Hanukkah? Really? Besides, my sister really likes blue and white, especially for Hanukkah. I also adjusted the design, adding in two more branches on the Menorah to make it a proper Chanukiah and changed the border design a bit. Carol seemed suitably pleased with her gift.


Design ~ Hanukkah
Designer ~ Maria Diaz
(From the book "Cross Stitch Greeting Cards)
Fabric ~ 32 count white Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC

When I finish greeting cards like this I add a tiny bit of fiberfill behind the design to make it a little puffy. I also iron on interfacing to the back side so the color from the card stock doesn't show through spoil the pretty. It has been a LONG time since I made a greeting card. This was fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

46 comments:

Sweet Sue said...

Lovely and thoughtful, your Sis will adore it! I only recently started experimenting with iron-on interfacing, I quite like it. Happy Hanukkah to you Sharon, have enjoyed following you in 2011, wishing you many blissful stitches in 2012.

blue star stitcher said...

Purple is a weird color choice for this, it turned out very pretty with the blue (so much more traditional)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I think it's perfect. And very thoughtful. Happy Hanukkah.

Shirlee said...

Beautiful card! Never would've thought to add some fiberfill & the iron-on interfacing! Blessings, Shirlee

Lynn said...

What a thoughtful gift for your sister! You've done a wonderful job on it.

TxEm said...

This is really beautiful!

Becky K in OK said...

It's been a long time since I did a greeting card too. Like the idea of putting a little fiberfill to make it puffy.

TheDailyMel said...

What a beautiful Hanukkah card! Happy Holidays, Sharon. :)

Astrid's dragon said...

Looks great! I'm with you, blue is much better than purple.

Berit said...

ohmigosh this is gorgeous!! Makes me want to stitch it! :D

I think purple, blue, and silver are fine colors for the holiday, but as I am not Jewish in any way all that means is that the combo seems familiar, and I feel it looks good.

Beth Pearce said...

What a nice thing to do for your sister. It is beautiful too!

Emily said...

Great job on the card!! I'm glad your sister liked it!!

Patty said...

I like that card! The post for my final ort report is up on my blog. I can't believe I stuck with it all year!

Claudette497 said...

That came out beautifully - what a nice sister you are!

Wendy said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I am sure your sister will love it!

April said...

Great Card. I have never stitch anything to make into a card.. May try it...

Kaisievic said...

What a lovely gift for your sister.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Sue said...

Sharon, it is really striking. I'm sure your sister will love it.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Oh that is so nice.

"To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident, it is to have a soul mate for life."

Michelle said...

Its a lovely card well done. I don't tend to make many cards now either especially since I learnt to use my sewing machine!

Hazel said...

It's Beautiful!! X

Lesleyanne said...

Great card for your sister.

diamondc said...

Very nice.
Catherine

Annette said...

What a beautifull card you made!!

Peggy Lee said...

How thoughtful of you!
Very nice card. I like the colors and design.

Siobhan said...

Great job on the card! It's a very pretty design.

Mouse said...

oooo it looks lovely and the iron interfacing is it the light stuff you use ??? I've got some but when used don't like it ... think it may be too heavy... love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

What a beautiful card, I'm sure your sister loved it

Vickie Niggemann said...

What a great job you've done for your sister. It turned out great! I have never made a card before actually.

Kate said...

Great card. I like fibrefill & interfacing behind the designs too.

Jennifer said...

It is so hard to find Hanukkah designs that are pretty! I wish more designers would make some so that I have something else to decorate my Christmas tree with. (DH is Christian and I'm Jewish.....we celebrate both.) After all, those Christopher Radko Hanukkah ornaments are so expensive!

Rita E in AZ said...

The card and your stitching is beautiful. What a lovely gift.

geeky Heather said...

Looks great!! Good tips on finishing a greeting card...I would have probably just whacked the thing in the cardstock! =)

staci said...

Your sister's card turned out very pretty!

Mad about Craft said...

When I did a lot of cross stitch I used to make a lot of greetings cards, I miss making them, I tend to use papercraft to make them now.

cucki said...

so sweet xx

Blu Stitcher said...

It's always hard to find Jewish Designs. I love this one. I have a few to do this year.

Dee said...

It turned out GREAT!

Jackie said...

I love it. It turned out beautiful. I think your sis will love it too.

Susan said...

Beautiful and yes, the blue is a better pick.

Rachel S-H said...

Nice! Will remember that if I ever make a greeting card.

Jo said...

Beautiful card, my mum would love this one.

Julie said...

Super card for your sister. I too like the puffed look when i make a card.

Ziggyeor said...

very lovely! I'm glad she enjoyed her card.

Anne said...

What a lovely card for your sister! Glad you made the colour changes cause it's looks perfect!!

Pumpkin said...

Great idea Sharon. No wonder your sister loved it :o)