This is the first in this series of postcards. As I was cutting out the hearts for the ATC, I wondered what it would be like to use the lace with the heart cut out. This postcard was the opportunity to try it.
I cut out the heart, then attached the lace to the silk. I then couched the satin cord around the outline of the heart using one strand of black DMC stranded cotton. I then did a row of small running stitching around the outer edge of the cord. I am already planning the next one which will use the second lace that was used for my wedding dress. Meanwhile, this card is on it's way to the USA.
DS2 was taking some interest as this was coming together. Looking at the lace, he thought it reminded him of wedding dresses, so I told him where it came from. Then he looked at the silk. He was surprised about the texture of the silk, he thought it should be smooth like satin. It is the texture of silk that I like so much. I may not have got my little girl, but he is the next best thing. It is lovely to have someone to talk to that is interested in textures and what can be achieved with different textiles. I hope he doesn't grow out of it any time soon.