Friday, July 20, 2012

Hot Men

Okey, well maybe he isn't a hot man, guess it will depend on how long he sits in the mailbox before my friend rescues him.

He is going across the pond to a friend who said to send him some beefcake.

Join Beth from The Best Hearts are Crunchy for her Postcard FriendShip Friday.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cauliflower for Brains

Zombies really aren't all that bright.  They are easily confused; must have something to do with being the re-animated dead.  Horrible things happened once they spied that field of cauliflower.  Sending this along to my godmother's husband.  He has a wicked sense of humor.

Friday, July 13, 2012

How does your Farmyard Fair

A friend of mine has a small farm.  And on her farm she has a pig.  Actually she has several pigs.  I don't imagine she really goes out in the farm yard dressed as such, but it brings a smile to my face to imagine it.  Card is from The Art of Pixar: 100 Collectible Postcards
She is not prolific in her blogging, though I have asked her for some pictures of the new piglets.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Prejudice about Penguins

Why are the ninjas fighting with the character from Pride, Prejudice and Zombies?  First I thought they were on the zombies' side, but know I am wondering if perhaps they are teaching the ladies how to fight better so they can defeat the zombies.  Can anyone help me out with a possible explanation.

I have sent this card to my sister in hopes that she has an interpretation.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Talking Cars

My dad has been feeling down for a while now.  Thought I would surprise him with the Cars postcard.

From The Art of Pixar: 100 Collectible Postcards

Friday, July 6, 2012

Owls are Friendly

One of the ladies in my local quilt guild really likes owls.  I thought I would surprise her with this fellow.  He doesn't have far to go, and should have arrived there by now.

This card is from a Halloween Postcard Book from Darling & Company.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Blast from the Past

My nephew is in the Canadian Reserves. I thought he might find this postcard amusing.

Aircraft Recognition is still in print, with a recent 2006 edition.  It was originally printed in 1941 and must have been handy in Britain.  Follow the link for further information about this book.

From Postcards from Penguin postcard box.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Vacation Time

My family and I are heading out on vacation.  I  have schedualled several posts for the next few weeks.  I am mailing the postcards before I leave, but I don't have any idea when they will be delivered.
We don't  look like this, it looks more like my cousin's family.  She has three younger children and does go to the cottage every summer.  I decided to send this along to her.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sunflowers Make me Smile

I can't resist sending this giant sunflower card to my friend Patricia. 
 For years, her mother had a painting of sunflowers hanging in her kitchen. 
By a tangled route, that picture is now hanging in my house. Thank-you, I still love it.

Postcards are such fun to receive and even more fun to send.  For more postcard fun, be sure to visit Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for her Postcard FriendShip Friday post.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Flowers for my Grandmother

Sending these gorgeous flowers to my grandmother.

My godfather's mother-in-law has moved to the same retirement home as my grandmother, 
 of course I am sending her a card as well.

Both cards are from the Mrs. Delany's Flowers postcard book.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Calgary Stampede 2012

The Calgary Stampede ( celebrates it's 100 the anniversary this July. It is going to be quite the party. Each year the Stampede makes a beautiful cowboy or cowgirl stampede poster. The postcard is a sample of one from a couple of years back.
I look forward each year to seeing the newest design.
I sent this card to my parental unit in Ontario. They have always wanted to come out to Calgary for the event but have not made it yet.
I am looking forward to the 10 days of pretending to be a cowgirl. The city becomes decorated with hale bales and paintings of cowboy life on windows. Everyone I mean almost everyone dresses up in cowboy attire. We head out to bars/saloons for beers and barbeque's. There are pancake breakfasts everywhere.The main event is at the Stampede grounds where the Chuckwagon races and rodeo take place every night.It is a fun event.
If you haven't been you should put it on your list of things to do.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jane Austen visits Japan

It's been far too long since I sent out a postcard.  I have selected the winner of a post card from the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Postcard Book.  This should arrive in Helen's mailbox in about two weeks.

Jane as a zombie.  It's an image that I'll have to muse on.  Her colour is much too pale for current fashions.

On my other blog, Books and Quilts, I have been writing about a different re-incarnation of Jane.  In tomorrow's  post she goes dress shopping and is getting ready to fly to Halifax for Quilt Canada.  You can read last week's post where she joins me for fabric shopping.

This postcard book is from Chronicle Books.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Send Max a Card

I'm sending this card along to Max Bygraves in Australia. 
 Learn why by reading this post that Petty Witter wrote on her blog earlier this weeks.

For more postcard fun, visit with Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for PostCard Friendship Friday.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pixar Characters on the Loose

 I hosted a contest on my other blog, and prizes were postcards from The Pixar Postcard Collection. I you missed my review, click on the title and you will be wisked to that site.  This film image from Geri's Game will be flying off to Virginia, USA.  Want to view some lovely quilts, visit Bejeweled Quilts by Barb.

The Korean film poster for The Invincibles will be travelling to the UK.  The winner hosts a wonderful blog that focuses on translated literature.  Visit Stu at Winston's Dads Blog and see what he's been reading lately.

This concept art card of Woody is travelling to California, USA.  And if you are looking for your next great read, then visit Matha at Hey I Want to Read That.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Egg Time

This is the best of Easter Cards.  Such gorgeous eggs.  When I buy my eggs from a friend who keeps several flocks of fowl, this is sort of what my assortment looks like.  Okey, I admit, that she doesn't give me ostrich size eggs, though some of the duck eggs are large enough for two people.  I haven't had any of her goose eggs, though she admitted that one egg is large enough to make an omelet for four people.

Thanks to my sister for sending these wonderful eggs.   On the back of the card "Ok, I know they aren't chocolate, but these eggs could be used to make wonderful chocolate cakes + imagine the eggs benedict."

How well my sister knows me.

Card is from a photo by Tessa Traeger 1991, Distributed by Chapter and Verse.

For more postcard fun, be sure to visit Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for her Postcard FriendShip Friday.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Zombie Hunting

Sending this along to a life long friend, not that we'll be going zombie hunting any time soon, but you should be prepared for all situations no matter how unlikely.

To learn more about this collection from Chronicle Books, check the post I wrote on my other blog, and learn how to win one of the postcards from the book.

Friday, March 30, 2012

the Basilica of Saint Sernin, Toulouse

The Basilica of Saint Sernin, Toulouse, France
This is the largest Romanesque church in Europe.
For further details, visit Sacred Destinations and read the interesting post.

thanks to Sheila from A Postcard a Day for sending this card.

I have posted a review of: Mrs. Delany's Flowers 18-th Century Paper Mosaics: A book of Postcards on my other blog. Click the title to read that post and then leave a comment there to be entered to win a postcard from that collection.

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy.  For more postcard fun, be sure to visit.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bad Bicycle

A friend of mine wiped out on his bicycle recently and was banged up pretty bad.  
I sent him this card with the hopes that it would give him a smile.

From: The Art of Pixar: 100 Collectible Postcards.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Oh Please, take me away to Hawaii

Arrived a few days ago from one of the Hawaiian Islands. 
 It was the first card that a new Postcrosser sent. I few privileged.

It features the Waimea Canyon.
A must see on Kaua'i.  Waimea Canyon is the largest canyon in the Pacific. 
 It is over ten miles long, one mile wide and 3500 feet deep.  
(from the back of the card).


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Northern Scandinavia

Received from a Postcrosser in Finland.  The card says that the the area shown is Northern Scandinavia, though the sender corrects to say that Finland is actually located in Fennoscandia.

The postage stamp is printed on the back of the card.  The image reminds me of the petroglyphs (rock carvings) that some of the Canadian First Nations do.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One for the Birds

For the Birds
Concept art by Ralph Eggleston

I am sending this card along to a friend of mine who is an avid bird watcher.  
I am wondering if he has seen such a bird before.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Coffee anyone?

The Coffee Pot - Davidson, Saskatchewan  This is a 7.3 metre tall sculpture.  When I asked Postcrossing for a new address to send a postcard, I read that the recipient likes coffee.  Could think of a better card to send.  It's off to Poland.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Munchen - Home of the Original Oktoberfest

This wonderful card arrived from Munchen, Germany this past week.  It shows views of : Karlsplatz (Stachus) mit Karlstor und Turme der Frauenkirche, Justizpalast am Karlsplatz. Wittelsbacher Brunnen, Karlstor (westliches Stadttor der historischen Altstadt von Munchen).

Karlsplatz - Charles Square

Oktoberfest is also celebrated in Kitchener/Waterloo, which are the next towns from where I live.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Great Photos in History

Did I mention that my son is studying photography at college.  As part of the course, he has to prepare several presentations on successful photographers.  One person that he has learned about is Yousuf Karsh.

My son told me a story about the central image of Winston Churchill.  He related that the photo shoot had been going on for a lot longer than Mr. Churchill expected.  He lit a cigar and was smoking it.  Mr. Karsh walked over to him, took the cigar and threw it out.  That is why Mr. Churchill has such an expression on his face.  True or not, a good story.

For more postal fun, be sure to visit The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Books and Postcards MIxed Box

Along with being a member of Postcrossing, I am also a long time member of Bookcrossing. A few members in Calgary offered to send a box of books to be shared by Bookcrossers in the Kitchener/Waterloo area.  They have arrived and what a terrific selection.  In return, we are sending them a box of books.  Along with the books, I have included the following postcards, with the request that they mail them out to book lovers that they know.

If you are a member of Bookcrossing and would like to receive one of these cool book cover postcards in the mail, leave me a comment and I'd be happy to send out a few, but in exchange you will have to agree to send out a postcard to someone else.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giant Easter Eggs invade Canadian Town

This is an interpretation of the giant Ukrainian egg in Vegreville, Alberta.   It is made in the style of Ukrainian Pysanka.  Here's and image of the actual egg.

This card is being sent as a surprise to a collector in South Africa 

The winner of the Black History Month postcard is: Sheila.  
I have sent her a private email.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Mailbox

I received these two postcards in the mail . The Gandhi one was not from India which I would have guessed but actually from Finland from a young lady from Postcrossing .
the other postcard came from the Netherlands. I have loved Winnie the Pooh since I was a little girl and first saw this ginormous (might not have been as big as I thought being a little toddler things are not always as big as they appear lol) Winnie the Pooh in the Kids clothing section at our local Sears store. So I was quite happy to receive this from another Postcrossing member.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Town Image Postcard

My most recent request from Postcrossing was to send a card showing images from my town.  Well, my town is too tiny to have a post office or postcards of it's own, so I went to the next town.  It has a very lively tourist trade, thus it was easy to find a card to send to Belgium.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Year of the Dragon

This wonderful Year of the Dragon card is on it's way to a lucky Postcrossing member in Taiwan.