Hello Sweet Friends,
I hope you are all staying warm and healthy wherever you are. It has been very cold here in New Mexico, in the 20's with lots of wind making it even colder. Brrrrr!! Not much snow where I am, but lots of snow on the mountain.
That means I stay INSIDE and I get to sit at my embroidery machine as I get a chance.
The Irish Blessing is a design from Michelle at Needle Little Embroidery. I stitched it onto glittered felt. I brought the felt in an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I don't remember which. After stitching it out, I cut the felt to about 1/8 inch of the design and then used fabri-tac to glue it onto a piece of folded cardstock.
When embroidering on the glittered felt, I hooped a piece of medium weight cut-away stabilizer and floated the felt on top.
I also added a piece of sheer ribbon. There are 2 small 1/8" holes punched in the cardstock at the top of the card. The ribbon just gets looped through those two little holes and then cut at an angle. It lays flatter this way rather than tying into a bow.
I'm not Irish, I've got English and German blood in me, but I still wish you all this beautiful Irish blessing.
"May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that growWith warm blessings,
and may trouble avoid you wherever you go."
ps. I hope you will add me to your prayer list as tomorrow I am having much needed and long overdue hernia surgery. Thank you.
disclaimer: I received this design for free. The opinions of the designs and Needle Little Embroidery are my own.