Monday, February 28, 2011

Winnie the Pooh

I received both of these postcards from Postcrossing members. The Winne the Pooh came from a girl in Finland, the valentine postcard came from Belarus. The beauty of Postcrossing it that you never know what corner of the world you will get a postcard from or what will be on it. always a pleasurable delight in the mail box.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Travelling South

Since I was the happy recipient of a card this week, I wanted to send another one out.  This one from the poster of the 2008 Calgary Stampede will be travelling south to Missouri to a young postcrossing member.

A similar themed  postcard of a tribal member from Oklahoma has been posted at A Postcard A Day.

Friday, February 25, 2011

From Russia With Love

I don't really know if this one was sent with Love, but it is lovely.  It looks likethe image of  a paper cut or of a one that was painted with black  on the back side of a piece of glass.

This was sent via postcrossing from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Puerto Vallarta Mexico

My friend at work just spent two weeks in a condo a few hours south of Puerto Vallarta.
I stepped away from desk and came back and there was some souvenirs and these postcards on my desk.
I hung them up on my file cabinet walls with all the other postcards.
Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful place. I have been there two times to visit my Aunt and Uncle that live there. But I have never brought or sent myself a postcard so now I have some. recognize all the places on the cards and they bring back good memories for me.

Kids are such Fun

This will be going off to a young friend at some point today.  My dog really gets into this kind of stuff.  He even has his own facebook page.  He's planning to have so many followers that he'll knock a current pop idol from Stratford off his pedestal.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fabric Postcards - Back to Winter

After that all too brief glimpse into the promise of spring, we are back to snow and winter temperatures.  Time to look at that 'silver lining', this time in the form of postcards.
 Photo Transfer and Machine Embroidery
Mary Ann
Ontario, Canada


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lake Louise Banff National Park

On Friday I was surprised to find a Valentine Postcard from Postcrossing. I hadn't sent a postcrossing card since 2010 so didn't know why I received it, but was happy anyway. So I figured I should send one back to some anonymous postcrossing member out there in the world. I was sent a young girl in Russia to send a postcard too. So I picked this postcard of Lake Louise. This is one of the most beautiful places in Banff National Park. The Lake is such a lovely blue/green and the hikes up to the tea houses result in a spectacular view of the surrounding area. Sitting at the tea house with a pot of tea and a snack or sandwich is so satisfying after the long hour plus straight walk up the mountain. A must see in any ones life.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fabric Postcards from my mom

My mother sent me these two fabric postcards recently. The first one was for my birthday and the second one for valentines day. she sends them to the office and all the ladies and few of the men think they are very cool.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Into the Mailbox They Go

 This is one of my favourite postcards to send overseas.  There is a large Mennonite population in this area and it attracts a lot of tourism.  These are very respectful photographs, no faces are fully visible.  Yes, there really are buggies on our roads.  We see them most every day.

This one will be on its way to Belarus.
I made this postcard a little while back.  It is made with one inch squares a fabrics that are fused onto a stiff backing.  I then used black thread and various machine stitches to fasten them down.  I will use a Sharpie marker to write my sister's address on the back along with a message.  For postage I will add one of the stick on stamps and then touch it lightly with a hot iron to help it really adher.  At the post office I will request that it be handstamped just incase the stamp does fall off in the process.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Year of Tiger

I bought this postcard with a friend in mind. I worked in Japan about 10 years ago with a man from Hawaii named Connors. His name translated into Japanese was Tiger. So when I saw this at the post office I thought it was perfect to send to him and his family.

By the way my name translated into South Sea. Connors never called me Nancy but always called me South. I miss hearing that.

I am sure this card and my note will put a smile on his face.

PS Happy Valentines DAY!!!

Post Cards Received

As much fun as it is to send out postcards, it is always a thrill to receive one in return.  This past week was super special, as I received three in my mailbox.
 From Peter in Amsterdam

 From Finland

From Paige in the United States

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fabric Postcards - Valentine's Day Treats with no Calories

Valtentine's Day is widely accepted as the day of chocolate and long stemmed red roses.  For me, it actually starts on the 13th with my sister Nancy's Birthday.  The next day pales in comparison.  Happy Birthday Nancy!!!
  My mother enjoys sending cards to us and they have changed in nature over the years.  They used to be those cute ones that you purchase for your kids to give to their classmates, now they are beautiful fabric cards.

 Made by my mother Elaine and sent to my son.

 Made by my mother Elaine and sent to my hubby and myself.

Made by my mother Elaine and sent to my daughter.

Made by me and sent to my hubby.

Do you send postcards for Valentine's Day?  Send me a link to your Valentine's Postcard and I'll add it below.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snail Mail

Well we have all heard the term snail mail right? Well I received a postcard just this week that was mailed from Playa Del Carmen Mexico in November, yes November that is about 3 months to get here by airmail none the less. Now if that isn't the epitome of snail mail then nothing is.

My friend went to Mexico in November and stayed at the hotel where the restaurant blew up. She arrived back in Canada on the Wednesday and the mysterious blowing up happened the following Sunday. So glad she was safely home.

This is the postcard she sent.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fabric Postcards - White does not always mean Snow

For several years, my mother has belonged to an online group that make and then swap fabric postcards.  Each month there is a theme and you can chose to join in the fun. You make four postcards: one for yourself, and three to mail to the other participants.

While my mother was visiting last week, I borrowed some of her cards and took photos of them.  She has dozens and dozens of these wonderful pieces of art.  Over the next few months I will be sharing some of them with you in a Sunday morning post.

The theme this week is 'White' in honour of all that snowy stuff that has been flying around outside.


 Idaho, USA

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Friday, February 4, 2011


I thought since my sister and I started this weekly postcard send that I should send one to her.

We both LOVE chocolate very much I couldn't send the real thing so this will have to do lol.

Makes me want to go to IKEA and and buy something other than furniture.

I challenge whoever is reading this to send your own sister a postcard and then let me know :)

Postcards Received

 It was a pleasure to find postcards in my mailbox this week. 

They are both from Postcrossing participants.  The first is from Ulm, Germany.  Great winter scene.
 Yesterday I received this unique card from Poland.  I believe it is the first one where my address was written on the front of the card.  The next picture will show the reverse.  Great idea.

This card brought forth memories of the letters my grandmother used to receive from relatives in Poland.  The stamps on those cards were always so beautiful.  Mostly they were gold with red, and occasionally they were not your typical square or rectangular shapes, but triangles.