When I asked you, my followers, to help feed my addiction to making and mailing fabric postcards, you were more than willing to be enablers! I chuckled then feeling so happy to have new recipients for my cards. And I chuckle now from the sheer joy it brings me to create these cards for you. So, to you, I say ...
The first two cards I offered to share brought back some wonderful responses in regard to why you would have liked to receive that particular card. One response triggered some thoughts for me that I wanted to design a card specifically for her based on what she had said in her comment and afterwards in our short correspondence.
This postcard was made for Marlene of stitchinbythelake. I so enjoyed creating this one and I miss having this card around to look at.
There are a couple of other responders requiring special cards that I haven't gotten to yet. Some provoke an idea a lot quicker than others.
And a couple of followers have consented to swap/trade with me. One being Leah of quilteddelights . I got trapped in a bluebird stage and this bluebird flew to Leah's house.
The postcard Leah made for me is this beautifully designed and stitched scene that I call By the Sea. I just want to unfold my beach chair and umbrella and sit a while here. Thanks so much, Leah!
I found Penny of Zuni Mountains Quilter on flickr admiring my Always Look Your Blooming Best postcard. After a bit of correspondence with Penny, this is the postcard I made specifically for her.
The immediate meaning was how short on time so many of us live with. But as I was creating the card, the amount of "time" involved within our lives began to play into the design more and more. I titled it, "Have Time?" But now I think it should have been "The Time of Our Life". I'm pretty sure Penny will connect with every meaning this card presents...and then some.
I'm working on a quilt that is taking some time and I really want to get back totally involved with it, but postcards keep invading my mind making my fingers itch to bring them to life. I just can't help but stitch them up. I maybe need a 12-Step Program here!
In a few days my sweet cousin is having a birthday.
I'm really having fun with my swirls!
And now, here's one that came to mind without a specific recipient in mind. Which means that it's up for grabs by you. Does this one appeal to you?
Names that I've come up with for this one are rather morbid...like, My Days Are Numbered and Life Is Short. Pretty sad, and I'm really stumped, so what name would you give it? (You don't have to name it to be chosen to receive it)
I so love you all, my followers...my enablers. (smiles from me!)