I've been stamping for years, but wanted a couple really special cards this year. Quite a while ago I bought an old lace table cloth. It had a few holes in it, but I could see so much potential in it. I wanted to try embroidering on it, but wasn't sure it would work because of the density (or lack thereof) of the fabric. I didn't have any cut away stabilizer, but did have a pretty good medium weight tear away, so used it. I just hooped the lace on the stabilizer, and when done (an hour later) U just cut the stabilizer to fit cardstock and mounted them all on a card. The design said it was less than 5x7, but actually didn't fit on a 5x7 card, so I had to make one slightly larger. If I do this again, I will decrease the size before embroidering. Though I have many, I still need more shades of green and red for shading, but I guess it turned out okay. I did have some problems with threads breaking, but I'm sure this was unrelated to the fabric and more that I needed to change the needle.
I am wife to David for 40 years, a Mom to 3 grown kids, a daughter who recently returned from South Africa after ten years, a son in Washington and another daughter in Florida. Eleven beautiful grandchildren, 6 handsome boys and 5 beautiful girls, and now one great grandson. My husband and I are property managers for Common Wealth Real Estate Services. He loves to do paintball games and I love my card making, stamping and machine embroidery. I also enjoy gardening and anything to do with flowers, whether it's planting, tending or photographing. We adopted a beautiful little Shih-tzu puppy in the spring of '11 who brings us joy every day.