Thursday, February 12, 2009

St.Patrick's Day exchange - Postcard Pizzazz

Ink Circles has a series of small celtic knots that I really like. I took their April 2006/2007 knot and simplified it by doing tapestry stitch instead of cross stitch and 2 colors instead of 4. I also stitched it on 14 ct Aida instead of 28ct linen.
The square is machine sewn to the back fabric and the outside edges of the Aida were then fringed. The fabric is one of my fat quarters and has a marbely type finish to it.
I had signed up to make 4 cards and the whole time I was thinking about my paternal grandfather who was called ...... Patrick.
I also gave some thought to one of my maternal ancestors George McGechie (ggg grandfather) who was born in Ireland in 1795. He settled, married and had family in Glasgow, Scotland.

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