Monday, November 26, 2007

Fiber Postcard for Lynne

This is the postcard I made for Lynne's Birthday. I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mel's Swan

Mel's Swan
Originally uploaded by redthreads
This is was I made from the "ugly" FQ for Mel.
Her daughter just went wild, so I'll be making another one for her...with lots of glitter...LOL!

Mel's ugly FQ for Swan Swap

Mel's ugly FQ
Originally uploaded by redthreads
This is what Mel sent to me.
I saw many possibilities for this card. Also, I didn't think it was "ugly" at all, which made the challenge harder!

Swan swap from Mel

Swan swap from Mel
Originally uploaded by redthreads
Mel did a great job turning my "ugly" into a "swan". She cut out the triangles, & made them into a clever. She filled the vase with applique flowers, embellished with butterflies. It also has a layer of tulle, & the edges are glitter yarn. Just beautiful!

"The Swan Swap"

"Ugly Duck" FQ sent to Mel
Originally uploaded by redthreads
We had a challenge on our postcard group. Everyone would pick out an "ugly" FQ, & send it to their partner. The partner would take the ugly, & turn it into a "swan", & send it back. You were allowed to add something from your own stash to transform the "ugly."
This is the FQ that I sent to Mel, for transformation. Looks hard, right?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Summer Picnic Fabric Postcard

Summer Picnic0001
Originally uploaded by redthreads
Lynne sent me this wonderful card. This ant is sooo cute!

Happy Birthday Jackie!

Jackie 2007
Originally uploaded by redthreads
This is the fiber postcard that I made for Jackie's Birthday!
I hope she enjoys this card!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Artist Trading Cards: Unconventional Fibers

Here is a link to see the "Sky's the Limit" ATC swap cards that I received. They are all so unique & wonderful. I love them all. Thanks to everyone who participated, & gave me some great ideas for incorporating such different things together.                   art quilt challenges        quilted postcards & ATC's               quilters charity projects
Sonja Nelson

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lorchen's Lighthouse Postcard

I made this for my friend Hannelore, who lives in the UK. She is just crazy about lighthouses! This is for her birthday.

April Postcard Partner Swap

This postcard was made by Doni, a member of my quilted postcard group. I just love these colors, & I would never had thought of putting this combination of fabrics together.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Batik Beauty Flower Series 1 & 2 of 12

These cards were sent to Doni, & Alison, for the spring swap.

Kid's Swap

My 14 year old designed this card. This is where she is planning on going to college.
Go Longhorns!

Kid's swap

My 12 year old designed I made these postcards herself. This was her 1st attempt. I think she did great!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Kid's postcard swap

These are the cards that my girls rec'vd from the Crowley girls in the group kid swap. Aren't they great. Seems we have another generation of cardmakers coming up!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Postcard for Mel's Birthday

I just finished my newest postcard creation. It's called Red Hat Birthday. Mel's B/D is this month, & she's a red-hatter. She's a member of my postcard group, so it's for the group swap.
This is also my entry for the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge it's a 2fer. This month's challenge was to use materials that you had never worked with before, & create an art piece. Since I'm such a newbie, & that list is way long...I decided to sew on beads (instead of gluing) & add fun fur to the edge. I've never couched fiber, or sewn beads, so I met the to practice. At least I'm over being afraid to try it now. Hope she likes her card!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Valentine Postcard Swap

More for my collection! I haven't figured out how to load the pic, write about it, & load another pic, so the top card was made by Mel, the 2nd by Sharon, & the 3rd by Kathyoz.
They are all so wonderful!

Valentine swap from DJ

This card was made by DJ. Look at all the detail...just gorgeous!

Lucky Charms Postcard Swap

For the month of March, our postcard group did a postcard lotto. We were to pick a theme based on something that had brought us luck, in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
The postcard, "Motherhood" was my entry. This is a whole-cloth postcard, with machine stiching embellishments, handwork with floss, & other fibers, & paints to bring out the details.
The winner of the "lotto" was Lynne. I hope she enjoys this card, as it has very personal meaning to me.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Valentine Postcard from Barb

This card was sent to me from Barb C., for our group swap. I love the way she grouped the hearts. They are machine appliqued with a blind stitch, & they have hot-fix crystals on them. Don't you just love the fun fur on the edges?

Valentine Postcard from Agnes

I received this on our group postcard swap from Aggie. She lives in France. It is made from cardstock. My middle daughter is in her second year of French, so she had to translate part of the card for me. Isn't it great?

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Postcard Swap Spring 2007

Welcome Spring!
Well spring isn't here just yet, but it was the theme for a postcard swap that a member of the stashbuster list just hosted. This card was made by Lynne, who is also a member of my postcard group. Don't you just love these dafodils? She put some glitter on some of the centers, but the pic doesn't show it well. Thanks again Lynne!

Another Birthday Postcard

Here is another quilted postcard that I received for my birthday!
This one is from Lynne. She is another member of my postcard group. Isn't my "SPRING Pig" so cute??? Now how are they finding out about my pig collection? Someone must be spilling the beans......I just love him! Thanks again Lynne!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Birthday Postcards

Another Birthday!
Just when I thought I'd be depressed about turning another year OLDER, I open these wonderful quilted postcards from my group. These ladies are getting so good at making me smile, & aren't these the cutest cards?

On another note, I'm falling way behind on all of my projects, postings, e-mails, due to some changes at work, so please be patient if you are trying to contact me.
Love to all from the birthday girl!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Valentines Day

This is a valentine postcard for one of my postcard swaps. I made a series of frogs. I think this one is 8/8. Isn't the frog so cute? I need to gather up all of the cards that I received from the swap & take a pic to post. They were all so different & very nice!
Now to make some ATC's for valentines day.....

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

January Mystery Postcard

This is the quilted postcard I made for the groups Jan. Mystery game. I was given the theme of "stained glass windows", & it was my 1st attempt at using thin fusible bias tape. What a pain BTW!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New Year 2007

Hope everyone had a great holiday season!

Now is the time to start thinking about the NEW YEAR!

What are your plans for 2007???
Spread your wings!