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Fathers’ day forever friends cross stitch card

15 Jun

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I love doing cross stitch while travelling by air (including the transfer and queuing) as it’s nice to feel the time has been productive and its less annoying to have to pause than reading a book!

This was dad’s fathers day card :-) gave it to him with a CD from one of his favourite bands (Rush) and some liquorice all sorts which he was happy with :-)

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Cross-stitch: Father’s Day card

11 Jun

(Late post, it’s been a bit of a hectic weekend making arrangements for the new job!)

I wanted to cross-stitch my dad a nice Father’s day card, but I couldn’t find any that were both appropriate and would arrive in time for the weekend just gone. I might keep a eye out for a tatty teddy or something one next year. I chose this fairly simple one with a pretty border around some writing:

Free Father's Day chart from You Sew Should

Free Father’s Day chart from You Sew Should

It really didn’t take very long at all, probably about 5-6 hours in all – I like projects which can be done in a day :)

His favourite colours are red, white, and blue, making thread selection easy!

The border done :)

The border done :)

I couldn’t find a card with a 3×4″ hole in it, in which I wanted to display the finished piece. Instead I got a 4×5″ plain card from Paperchase and did some not-very-straight cutting out to make a window, and taped it in:

The card all ready to be put in the envelope, nice and simple :)

The card all ready to be put in the envelope, nice and simple :)

The back of my cross-stitch  - I want to show off how neat it is!

The back of my cross-stitch – I want to show off how neat it is!

Are you giving your dad something handmade this Father’s Day?