Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A Quilterly Day

I promised to be a little more quilterly today. I worked on making a skirt & was thinking how happy I am with the way I have my ironing board up next to my craft table. It works so well when ironing a large cut of fabric.
Below are several Quards I made this weekend for birthdays (some of which are already past). I'm really terrible about getting birthday cards sent out on time. Frequently I buy or make them a month ahead, & then never get them sent out. Maybe that should be my next New Year resolution.



These 2 are actually pins on the card fronts, to be removed & used.

8 comments:

Dorothy said...

I lopve your cards - that wolf one is breathtaking! I'd like to say that I a have a great routine that gets cards out on time, but I don't. My Mom does, though. She makes hand embroidered paper cards, they're gorgeous, and she makes enough for at least a month ahead, then writes and addresses them, writing the date they're due where the stamp goes on the envelope. Every Sunday on her way to church, she grabs the cards due that week, slaps on the stamps and drops them in the mailbox.

I guess for that to work for me, I'd need to start going to church. or something like that. ;o)

diva of quilts said...

the cards are wonderful and that's a great idea about putting a pin back on for wearing, although they would also be great to just hang on the wall.

Rian said...

Great cards! Love the one of the wolves and Northern Lights! And I especially appreciate that idea about putting the ironing board next to the cutting table--I never thought to do that!

I buy my cards at the drugstore. I go by astrological sign. Just yesterday I picked cards for all my Virgo friends.

Carol said...

I am glad I am not the only one who is bad at actually sending the cards, They are all lovely, especially like the ones with the Pins

Deb H said...

It's funny to get the comments on the howling dogs card. That was the simpelist of them all. The dogs are a picture from the local newspaper, & it's all just cut & fused on the card.I added a little embossing powder for snow, & that was it!

MargaretR said...

What a good idea Deb. The people who get these are very lucky.

Allison said...

This is such a great concept. I don't know why I never thought of it! Thanks for the inspiration...

My Brain on Quilts said...

I love the Quards. The embroidered sailboat is fabulous! And where did you get those fabulous red beads?