In December I received a couple of gift items in the mail from a fellow blogger. They were a total surprise and very generous too! I loved all of them. So to thank her for her generous gifts (an awesome seam ripper, a Kindness Matters banner and a Smile Seed from Seeds of Happiness), I sent her this postcard. All the gifts have been dispersed around the house …
It is Dupioni Silk background embellished with embroidery, fancy machine stitches (metallic and variegated thread), beads and sequins and couched rattail cording. These were so much fun to make.
Then in January, anther blogger friend, Wanda, (blogs here) did a post about using up some of her batik scraps. I marveled at it, and she sent me an envelope of her scraps of batik. So to thank her I made this postcard with some of my scraps and hers too.
I used the full assortment of scraps in another project, but I can’t share that yet. I joined an online “Yahoo” Challenge Group … and the first theme is ‘New, New, New’. NEW technique, NEW tool, NEW toy, anything NEW to you! Wanda's envelope arrived just in time! Reveal date is February 28… so we’ll all have to wait.
In the mean time I have started another NEW for me… but more about that later. It involves fabric and thread and so much more!!!
On Wednesday last week, (1/28) a late birthday gift arrived. So I spent the weekend putting it together. I found the frame… (a little large, but I wanted a white frame, so it was this or one too small). Originally I was going to put the vinyl on the wall in the stairwell, but since we are planning to paint in the next year or so… I decided to put it in a frame, so I could take it with me! I think I will ask (my sister) for a couple of flourishes to help dress it up a little more… but I can add those any time.
I still plan to hang this in the stairwell, on the way up to the sewing space!!! I had to crop the picture closely, because the sewing space closely resembles the meaning this week!
More Later!!! Beth