"M" is for Margaret, MailArt, Mother
Wendy's Checkbook Holder
Margaret wanted a pink theme so I chose pink roses as focal point and her initial. Instead of plain envelope, I thought I'll finish the MA into one of my sewing purse finishing technique. It has an attached needlebook and scissors case, while on the flap are 3 thread rings. It closes with an attached ties. Margaret, I bought shell/pearl thread rings before but couldn't find them when I was finishing your MA. I hope you don't mind the plastic rings.:-s
As for Wendy's, I didn't noticed the theme she wanted till I updated the database that the MA's were already sent. The finishing technique I used for Wendy's is similar to my checkbook holder. The size is perfect for checkbook of course. The design is more of a traditional sampler-style with little ladies (that I hope depicts me and Wendy... lol) a tiny house, band motif, trees and flowers. I also stitched coordinating motifs on the inside pockets. It closes with a button and bow method.
Both MA's were fully lined, unpadded but stiffened with skirtex, 100% hand-finished and stitched on 28 count lavender quaker linen. These pieces were made from the heart for special friends.:)
Be safe everybody!