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)
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!
Friday, July 14, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
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!
Posted by Maureen at 5:29 pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
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 Maureen at 9:09 pm