|May your days be merry and bright|
Once again this year, I have sent out a couple dozen machine-stitched Christmas cards of my own design.
I painted silver ink onto hand-dyed cotton, using a commercial stencil that I masked with a triangular shape. Machine-stitching with silver metallic thread followed. A red paint marker was used to decorate the tree. The three layers of hand-dye, batting and muslin were backed with watercolour paper and the edge was finished with a narrow zigzag of silver rayon thread.
I get a kick out of sending these through the mail wearing only a stamp, no envelope or protective sleeve.
And, if you're still reading, I hope that your holiday is filled with days both merry and bright!