Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday report


Several (fabric) postcards arrived in the mailbox this week: Catherine in Swan Hill;Anieta in Canberra; Becky Fischer in California.
The themes were Cats(Catherine knows me very well)
Seasons.......Autumn in Canberra (my favourite season)
and Abstract

I am involved with the swapping of fabric/fibre postcards on several sites;all with similar themes.
My main gripe is that the senders do not specify WHICH group they are sending from(bad grammar I know,but you get my drift!)
Surely,somewhere on the card can be included the legend: "Postmark'dArt Seasons swap" or whatever is relevent to the swap.;or Fabrications Fabrications
or fiberart postcards
You would not believe the sleuthing involved to work out who "regards,XXXX" and a postmark actually IS, not to mention the time involved in sleuthing.

You see, my problem is that I like to acknowledge receipt of a card,and let the sender KNOW that their card arrived at its destination...........bit difficult when you have no idea WHO sent it!

Maybe I'm weird for such a mindset,but,that's ME!

The good news is.....tomorrow my new camera should be here,and up and running!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Fractured seasons.......Postcards

As I mentioned yesterday My latest Postcard swap involved the theme "Seasons";I felt that my stitch enhanced photo PCs were a bit blah,so I decided to employ a CQ method and use colours/fabrics indicative of the seasons as I see them where I live.

Nothing startling........I'm getting used to machine work after many years of hand work.(So my edges aren't the best........sorry)
I also find that it is not a good idea to make cards too thick with embellishing,or be too lavish withthreads,laces,braids that run the danger of snagging and being wrecked by postal machinery,or a surcharge for being over width.
Because of this factor I tend to frequently place the stamped and hand cancelled PC in a cellophane envelope before handing the PC back to postal officials for the card to begin its travels!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Fractured seasons

And this is a fractured (read crazy piecing) of the previous posting:
Low tide,Summer,Moreton Island. Posted by Picasa

Still no camera.............


Hopefully,by Saturday I'll be acquainting myself with a new camera......
HOPEFULLY! (and fingers crossed.)
In the meantime,it's scanned pics or nada!
The last two days I've been working on yet more fabric & fibre postcards:the theme being "Seasons"
Initially I did a "cheat" and printed out photos of favourite ocean based sites....Inskip Point and Moreton Island.
When I made a couple of booboos with my new printer,and printed "too small" I went back to my original plan of (slightly) Crazy piecing;
This pic was a 6x4 inch (nearly) Posted by Picasa