Monday, November 12, 2007

Fiber, Fiber postcards

I spent much of Saturday and Sunday trying to come up with an idea for my Fiber postcards. I don't usually have a problem generating ideas. Usually I have a hard time deciding from a dozen or so ideas. This one was tough for me. I finally decided on using my felting machine and came up with these two lovelies. The sunflower has a hand dyed background and the flower is made of wool roving and some yarn and beads. The flower trio is on a wool felt background. The flower heads are wool roving and yarns and the stems are wool felt. I blanket stitched around the stems to add some interest. In the process of making two, yes only two, postcards, I ransacked my sewing room. I wish I had taken a picture, the place was a wreck!! It took me a half hour just to put everything away.

But these cards are on their way to Australia and Holland.

I have pulled my fabrics for my Guild's Super Secret Challenge which is due December 12th. There are only six members doing it. Mine is, as I often say, "done in my head" so that's half the battle. The size restriction is that it can only be 24 inches wide but it can be as long as you like. There is a theme but it's a secret. Just like last year's challenge, which you can see here. I really loved making last year's challenge so I was the first to shoot my hand up in the air for this year's challenge. You don't know what it is until AFTER you sign up! The gal that comes up with the challenge has not disappointed. It's a good one!!

Seww, that's the next project on my plate. I also have Pay it Forward gifts that I would like to get out by year's end and 4 months of journal pages.

My back has been really acting up the past few days. So much that I wasn't able to go to my Journal class on Saturday, the driving was too far for me to sit in one position and then sit in class for another two hours. But I am sticking with the exercises and will return to physical therapy. I have to hope and pray that it will provide some relief. I really don't want to go to the next step - epidural injections.!!! Yikes!!

Well, tonight is our guild meeting and the Parade of Pigs! I'll have some pictures tomorrow.


Libby said...

Those postcards are fantastic . . . I bought roving several months back, but haven't found the courage to mess up the lovely display in the box *S* You are quite daring to accept a challenge before you know what you are getting into *yikes* Do we get to see progress or must we wait too?

Finn said...

Hi my Annie *VBS* what you decided to do with your fiber postcards. Very creative and for sure!
Good for you for going for the challenge again, especially with your back bothering. I've a similar problem down about the 3rd verbr...big owie! Standing makes my legs numbs, so the trick is to do thing in 'sections'. A few minutes of this, and then sit, get up and do a few more minutes, etc. Seems to work. Luckily, I'm retired...LOL
Thinking of you often as these fall days drift into winter, Hugs, Finn

Kay said...

I particularly like the sunflower. Beautiful texture. I laughed at how you wrecked your sewing room making two postcards; it's so familiar.

Good luck on your back. Exercises can work wonders.

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