Some of my postcards...
Here are some of the post cards that I have been playing around with. I've made about 45-50 different ones over the past week or so. Some have my hand-dyed fabrics- my favorite, but I have also been playing with more traditional fabrics and even been working on some Xmas-themed ones. Just noodling, as my Aunt Isabel would say. She asked what I do with the post cards- I told her, I mail them! Actually, I am hoping to sell a few at the local luminara in November. There is a big parade with Santa and such and then a craft show. Just local folks with their little projects. My DS, Jacob, makes beaded earrings and bracelets and usually does quite well at the show. So I thought we'd get a table- only 10 bucks- and see if we can sell a few things for some extra Xmas money. I think I'll keep the postcards that I have and just make some duplicates of ones that I like or think that others will like.
I actually did some quilting, tonight after work. I haven't been able to use the machine in over a month and it was a lot of fun to get in there and burn up the thread. My Sis-in-law has been doing some quilting. She lives somewhere else during the school year and is only home in the summer, so she uses the machine then. That's kinda like an forced sabatical for me. She had quilted the center of a quilt (using the circle-ease) and needed help with the borders. I McTavished and had it done in no time. Now that is fun. How easy and yet satisfying.
I have some company coming this weekend. So, housecleaning will have to be done. I'll be glad to get it taken care of. Sometimes ya need a little shove to tackle those annoying jobs that ya keep procrastinating on. No "embracing the mess," this week. The company involves 5 beautiful girls, so I am sure to have plenty of help from my five young men! I even caught them straightening their rooms before bed without a word of "encouragement" from me. Hmmmm.... I think I may need to invite these girls on a monthly basis.