My friend Eleanor says every woman needs nice panties and good stationery.

Well, I’m going to skip discussing underwear here, but I will confess that I’m in need of some good stationery. Those who got a package from me last month had the joy of finding a thank you note from me.  Underneath the printed “thank you,” I clumsily scribbled “for excusing my lack of cute stationery.”  Or something like that. Yes, those were leftover wedding… and then baby shower… thank you notes.

This need to up my stationery game was especially true after I got this notecard from Rachel at Stitched in Color.


It came with my camper gift for the Penny Sampler, and I was floored with how such a simple bit of fabric on a card really made the package.  I knew I had to try.

So I did. I mentioned yesterday that the experiment was a failure. That was only because I set an iron on top of the stack of cards to put pressure on them for a little while.  I never put water in my iron.  I used someone else’s iron. It leaked. Failure.


Nevertheless, they’re still sort of pretty, and I’ve been struggling to start (I won’t even mention finish) a project around here. So, I’m blogging about these simple, still-wet, raw-edged appliquéd notecards.


Here’s hoping I get some momentum back in my sewing life despite this little setback!  Maybe I’d have better luck with underwear…



  1. Rachel at Stitched in Color

    Oh, no, oh, no! Well, you can rescue the patchwork and apply to new notecards. That’s. just. not. fair! Yours are so pretty. For mine I just keep pieced scrap remnants in a special place to become cards someday. Make ’em as I go!

  2. Erin

    Ach! Super annoying. But wait til they dry, give ’em an iron and use them anyway. People will be so fascinated by the pretty they won’t notice slightly wonky paper.
    E xx

  3. Joanne S

    Hi, your “failure” looks awfully pretty to me. Is it possible to just re-iron the cards? Just found your blog and love your work. -Joanne

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