Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Happiness is...

30 postcards done before the kids get up! I had already stitched the "tops" of these postcards, so they just needed mounted and bound. But still, it took me a couple hours! The goofy Halloween print I won as a door prize at a quilt show. Not my thing, but kinda cute. In a very remote kinda way. I sure didn't want it in my stash for another year. I just fussy cut them, appliqued them down, sewed on some fiber frames. We have a lot of college kids here at church and I figure they might like getting a little something in the mail. I know I did when I was in college. The homespun stuff... well, what do you do with a fat quarter of fabric with barns and pumpkins and scarecrows on it? I admit to being puzzled. I teamed it up with some homespun that I had left from a project I worked on last week. With the black and the red framing... I kinda like 'em. The African-esque cards I love! I found some of these fabrics on clearence at a LQS. I remember a friend of mine- who used to live in Africa- had a lot of copper in their tourist art, so that's what I did and I really like the effect. Out of all the metalic threads I have used, the copper seems to be the least tempermental. I used a whole spool on 10 cards. You can't really see it in the pictures, but it is a nice change from the gold.

Well, I have bunch of productive things to do- rather than just playing in the quilting room! My Mom and Dad are coming for a visit, Sunday. It has been a long time since they have been here and I need to get my spring cleaning done. Better late than never! Maybe I'm just early. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

17 comments:

Harriett said...

Ok - I have to find out how to make fabric postcards. You do wonderful work on these! And 30 before lunch? Wow.

Sarah said...

I love the african postcards! Too cute! You are so talented.

Give your parents a hug for me.

Love you! Sarah

Beth said...

I love your post cards. I want to learn how to make them so bad! I ordered a how-to book from Connecting Threads, maybe I'll learn yet!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE those postcards!! I just finished writing about quilted postcards over on my blog. I'm going to make a few, first time ever, and send them to some friends.

Yours are just way too cute.
Have a great day!

McIrish Annie said...

I'm with Harriet!! i need to learn how to make me some of those!! super way to use fabric that is in your stash and you don't know HOW IT GOT THERE!lol

HAVE A GREAT VISIT WITH THE FOLKS!! Don't worry about cleaning, they are coming to see all of you, not how clean the house is.

Dawn said...

Oh they are tooo cute! I still am too chicken to try them!

Angie said...

Those are all adorable!!! Especially the Autumn themed ones...love them!!

Carol said...

I love your wonderful postcards! I have received about 4 of them in the mail over the last couple of months. They are sooooo fun to receive in the mail! Whoever gets yours will love them! I've had fun making some, but then I see what other folks make, and mine seems so boring and amateurish. I feel a little intimidated.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

They are wonderful! Your copper/Africa story made me smile - years ago I worked for a company with remote offices in Africa - and we had to communicate via satellite because the phone lines were always being stolen - for the copper - to make braclets and such!

Great use of your fabrics!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Peni said...

Stick to any story you like...I like ALL your stories. Don't stress over housekeeping...you know I don't see nearly as well as I used to. LOL

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO We're excited!!!! Mom

Darcie said...

How fun that your Mom and Dad are coming for a visit! Do you think your Mom and you will take some time to make a flurry of postcards...together?!

I just love those African-esque ones. The colors are brilliant! What a great way to use some fabrics that otherwise might...just sit there!

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Ok I'm back and I have a couple questions...

Do the postcards have to be 4 x 6, no larger? I'm having a hard time making 'em that little LOL

How do you bind them? Just like a quilt? Or is there a different way to do it?

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Thanks SO much for answering all my questions, you have really helped me out a lot.

I worked on one today, and decided I'm going to have to make them much simpler, because this one took me a little over an hour to complete. But I wasn't in a big hurry, either. I'm having so much fun with these!

I just love yours.

Have a good night!

Anonymous said...

Hey there...I just tried to post a comment, but blogger ate it. Grrr...

Anyway, thanks SO much for answering all my questions, you've really helped me out a lot!

I'm having so much fun making these...I have decided though to not do "so much" on the others I make, because this first one I did took a little over an hour. LOL But I don't mind, I wasn't in a huge hurry.

Thanks again!

Have a good night.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

I think your postcards are super!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my - those African postcards caught my eye immediately. Making postcards is definitely on my list of things to learn - it looks like you've had a lot of fun making these.

Norma said...

I love your postcards! Stunning! The college students will be thrilled to receive them.