Friday, May 18, 2007

Postcards in the works

Remember how much fun it used to be waiting to see what the mailman would bring?? Well, I have been receiving the most beautiful postcards from all over the US, Australia, Scotland and Germany. If anyone is thinking about doing an exchange, JUMP IN!! It is great fun and I have been working diligently to get my cards done. Here is a picture of two cards I made last weekend. I actually made ten of these, all a little different. I did some sun printing with cheesecloth last summer and cut it up postcard size. I then used fabric paint and a stamp to put the fish on, then added some beads and stitched eyelash yarn on and around the edge.













I am also deep into my Art for Quilters class. This class has been great! Here is my homework from Lesson 2.


Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. My DH brought me breakfast in bed and cut tulips from the garden. I spent the day in my sewing room and I watched my beloved Red Sox win a game in the 9th inning!! My son was in Vermont working but I received a great phone call from him. He is due in tonight so I am off to the store to stock the refrigerator.

This weekend I am teaching Saturday morning at the LQS and then headed off to Rhode Island for a concert with my DH.

10 comments:

Screen Door said...

Newsflash--- Walmart has started carrying the Peltex for postcards for $4.67/yard. I keep meaning to post this but keep forgetting. Normally, I've been paying over twice that much.... Have fun with the cards...

Dawn said...

Oh they are wonderful! I've always wanted to try one but have been too chicken!

I may have to check out that walmart peltex!

Libby said...

I wanna play, too *s* The postcards are great and your homework is awesome also. Enjoy the concert.

Shelina said...

Both the postcards and the mountain scene are wonderful. I'm going to have to make a fish stamp. It looks great!

anne bebbington said...

Like Dawn - I've been too chicken to have a go at a postcard - I also feel sure I'd have to put them into an envelope to post them although most people don't - I guess if I got started down the postcard route I'd get hooked and never do any other stitching - but they do look so much fun - check out Kate's blog - http://katesquilting.blogspot.com/ - she does absolutely loads

QuiltingFitzy said...

You get an A+ on your homework and make me wish I was in your postcard swap!

diva of quilts said...

they're beautiful! makes me want to get out my fabrics and play.

Finn said...

Hi Annie, your ATC's are wonderful! Anyone who gets one is a lucky gal..*VBS* I see you've been busy, busy, busy with both life and quilting. So nice to know you are finding your niche in blogland. Self expression in and through our quilting efforts is just the best! Big hugs for an old friend, Finn

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Sorry to hear you are so busy, I love those postcards, keep making those! Tracey

Samantha said...

Love those fishy cards!