Tuesday, February 28, 2012
In between my bigger sewing projects I have been working on a few fabric postcards. They are all made with trimming from when I was cutting pieces for my quilt. I plan to send these to authors whose books I particularly enjoyed reading.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Last week while cruising the net, I visited one of my usual places and she was hosting a 'Pay it Forward' contest. I did enter, but I also decided that I would pay the kindness forward. I went to Postcrossing and requested two addresses.
When the mood strikes, how do you 'Pay it Forward'?
When the mood strikes, how do you 'Pay it Forward'?
Sunday, February 19, 2012
My sister Heather who shares this blog made me this postcard special for me as you can see that she added Best SISTER Friends! It was a treat to find in my mailbox.
Both my mom and sister are very creative when it comes to making things.
It made me smile to find this in my mail box and to put by my computer. Just the phrase "WHATEVER" seemed appropriate at this time in my life.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I hosted a contest on my other blog, Books and Quilts, and am sending these cards off to the winners.
Marc's Piece by Jane Dunnewold 1991, from her book
Complex Cloth: A Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design
Assent by Erika Carter from
Personal Imagery in Art Quilts
The Rose Tree by Joan Colvin from \
The Nature of Design
Happy Valentines Day to everyone. I sincerely hope your day and your lives are filled with lots of love.
I am lucky I have many many people that love me. I received these valentines from some of my family members. My mother embroidered the first two cards for me. One was for valentines day and the other for my birthday which happens to fall on February 13th. My parents never put the two together there was always birthday cake and then when valentines came there was a heart card and some chocolate. No different this year.
The second vintage postcard valentine is from my sister Heather whom I share the blog with. She has been sending out vintage valentines this year to whomever she thought suited each card. My niece picked this one for me and I quote "A ginger just like Nancy, is how Shannon put it" I have the curly red hair in the family. All the cards came just at my birthday and valentines as if the postmaster kept them to deliver on the exact right day.
I feel lots of love from my family. They are wonderful.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Wouldn't it be great to have a tree such as this in your garden. It would prompt me outside every sunny day to gaze at it. It will be winging it's way to a dear friend that I have known since the third grade.
From the Valentine Postcard Book by Darling & Company. Image shown with their permission. Artist unknown.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I found these cards on a table one day on my walk to the library so I picked up a few. They are advertising for something, but they are also cute and were perfect to send this week. So there are a few on there way to some people I love. I hope they "FEEL the LOVE" when they open their mailboxes.
Somehow daughter decided that this messanger boy looks just like my brother when he was little. How daughter would know that, I have no idea. She has only seen a few photos of my brother when he was young. Of course, that meant that I had to sent this one along to him and his wife.
From the Valentine Postcard Book from Darling & Company. Image displayed with their permission. The artist is identified by the WF in the bottom right corner.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
On Monday I received the invitation for my cousin's wedding. I thought that this card would be perfect for the engaged couple. Hearts forged together.
This card is from the Valentine Postcard Book from Darling & Company. Image shown with permission of Darling & Company. Unknown artist.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Since my sister dared me to "make a mailbox happy", I decided to double dare her to send a second card. This time, Postcrossing chose to have me send my card along to Hawaii. This is a classic view of the CN Tower and the Roger's Dome in Toronto.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The quilt featured on this postcard is titled: Reign of the Sun by quilter Diana Swim Wessel. It is from her out of print book Inspiration Odyssey: A Journey of Self-Expression in Quilts. Postcrossing gave me the address of a teacher in Russia. I thought this would be perfect for her. When I looked at it, it made me think of making paper quilts with her students.
Friday, February 3, 2012
This postcard of Belle from Beauty and the Beast (click here to watch the clip of this scene on youtube) is on it's way to my friend Etsuko in Japan. she likes Hello Kitty but I didn't have any of those to send so I am sure she will like this one of Belle. Beauty and the Beast if my favourite Disney Cartoon, I have probably seen it 30 times and love it each time :) I saw it for the first time on the Champs-Elysees in Paris France when I lived there as an Au Pair girl. The Beauty and Beast 3D is in theatres right now.
I dared my sister who double dared me to send two postcards to postcrossing, www.postcrossing.com but I have done her one better I have sent one everyday for the last 5 days. I have two more too go till I meet my allowed quota of cards travelling at one time. It is nice to know I will make 7 people's mailboxes happy in the next week or so. this card with the flower is off to a young lady in the Ukraine.