May 4, 2011

Just In Time!

I've been experiencing some major anxiety as to whether or not I was going to be able to pull this off. Envelope and card are finished and ready to be put in the mail tomorrow... hopefully to arrive on my Mom's doorstep in time for Mother's Day.

I'm thrilled with how it turned out *big grins and happy dancin'*.


Designs from book "A Cross Stitcher's Oriental Odyssey" by Joan Elliott
Fabric: 18ct Antique White Aida
Fibers: DMC
Embellishments: Pink fabric lining, Asian coin, and snaps

(Click on photo to Enlarge)

In case you're wondering about the writing above the snap, it says "Happy Mother's Day Mom" in Japanese. I free-hand embroidered it using Google language translator.

No envelope would be complete without a card, right? Right! Sooo... I made a card, too. Not as impressive as the envelope, but I think Mom will like it.



Until next time,

60 comments:

Shelleen said...

Your mom is going to love her card!!

Anonymous said...

It look fabulous Meari! Yes, you must record that conversation when you explain it to your dad…hahahah!

Christine

Julie M said...

What a lovely card and envelope for your mom! They both turned out great and I'm sure your mom is going to cherish them both!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Meari! Your mom will love it!!!

Karin in CA

Sunshine said...

Oh it's Beautiful Meari!!!
Great Job!!!!

Sue said...

Meari, it is stunning! You did a fabulous job on both and mom is going to treasure this always!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing :)

Lisa

Ruth said...

That is just fabalous, your Mom is going to love it. Well done on a terrific finish.

Anonymous said...

Just checked out your blog! This is beautiful.
...and oh my goodness the luck you have to win that Pine Mountain stash.
I stitched up 4 different ones of them this past weekend - LOVE PMD's!!
They make great quick little gifts.

Becky

Berly said...

It's beautiful!! You are my idol!

Linda said...

Your mother will be amazed at the wonderful and gorgeous cards. They are beautiful, the card and the envelope.You are a great daughter!!!
Lynn in TX

Kate said...

It's beautiful Meari, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is beautiful Meari. Your mom will be so thrilled, I'm sure! And you have done a great job on the card too!

Hugs,
Lynette

socialsue said...

What a wonderful idea! I think gifts like that are the best! Congratulations, Meari! I love the Koi fishes!

socialsue

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Your Mother should be absolutely blown away by the beauty of this.
Congratulations.

Marion
on Long Island, NY

htimcj said...

Great mail art! Your mom is sure to love it!
Heidi-ILCS

Vicky said...

That is amazing, your mum is going to love it :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic - you are so creative - absolutely gorgeous

Dottie K

Mary said...

I think both the envelope and the card are beautiful. You are very talented!

Kathy said...

OMGosh! She's going to LOVE THIS!! What a neat idea!

Barbara said...

Love your card & envelope and I'm sure your mom is gonna love it too. Very nice work, Meari!
Hugs,
Barb in TX

Nancy in IL said...

Meari, it's all just wonderful!!! Your mom will just love every bit of it all! What a sweet daughter she has. You're the best!

Kay said...

So beautiful! Your mom will love it all, I hope it gets to her in time for mothers day.

Kristin said...

Oh wow...that is simply stunning.

Gabi said...

What a gorgeous Mothers Day gift. Your mum will be thrilled. It's simply gorgeous. Congrats

Maureen said...

that is so thoughtful for your mum, i am sure she will treasure it. I love the design you chose, very simple but effective

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Its beautiful and so thoughtful. I am sure it will delight you mum.

Denise
In Sunny UK

Carol said...

I know your mother will be absolutely thrilled when she sees your mail art piece waiting in her mailbox, Meari. I'm so glad you were able to finish it in time--it is really lovely :)

Mary Ivancicts said...

She will love it....beautiful!

Emily in NC said...

Fantastic, almost too beautiful to put in the mail.

Carolyn NC said...

Woohoo, I love it, I love it! It's just awesome - wonderful gift!

Anonymous said...

Luv it, luv it, luv it - great card!

Tara

Mary said...

They are both so beautiful Meari. I know your mom will love it.

Donna said...

Your mother is one lucky mom to have a daughter like you. The envelope and card are beautiful. I am sure she will cherish it!

Anonymous said...

Your finish is gorgeous. I think your mom will love it.

Tina

Debra said...

Very nice envelope and card.

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful! I hope the mail treats it gently.

Jackie in PA

Kathy said...

The Mother's Day card is just beautiful. And I love your mail art. It is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Great job Meari! Your mom's going to love it!

Nikki D

Nancy M said...

She'll be thrilled! It's a wonderful gift.

Anonymous said...

I know your Mom will love the envelope and card.

Marl

Shelley said...

Your mailart is gorgeous!! Like the card too ;)

Anonymous said...

The card and envelope are beautiful. I’m sure your Mother will love them.

Tobie in So. Cal.

Claudette497 said...

They're both beautiful - your mom is so lucky to have you. I'd be afraid to let the mailman touch this!

DUSTY said...

great Mail Art -- your mom will be thrilled and surprised.

Anonymous said...

it is wonderful !

Patti

Ranae said...

I can place a bet that your moms going to be over the moon she gets the mail. Beautifully finished

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Meari! I'm sure your Mom will be thrilled.

Laura :)

Akila said...

Your mother is really lucky to be the recipient of this :) Lovely selection of designs. Love the card too.

Anonymous said...

Looks just wonderful, great work ( and really nice idea )

Tinna

Rachel S said...

Very pretty! What a lovely, special gift!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job on both, Meari!

Betty W.

Katrien said...

It's beautiful, your mom will LOVE it.

Anonymous said...

Love your mail art and great job on the fabric dying!

Hugs,
Mare

EvalinaMaria said...

You did a great job Meari! Did it arrive on time?

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice Meari. You'll have to fill us in on her reaction.

Pennyb

Binky's Blog said...

Very pretty!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Meari, I'm sure your mom will be surprised & thrilled.

Christine

Anonymous said...

WOW Meari....it is awesome!!!!

Nan

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Meari! Congrats on the finish!

Katie