Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Back to school, back to work
Here's what came in the post today - two postcards, one a belated Tree card from Angela - definitely worth the wait, as it's a great card. Frankly, with all the effort Angela puts into her cards, I'm not surprised she was unable to catch up quickly when life happened and she got behind in swaps. That's a compliment, really, in case you all missed that. :)
And the other card is from Jeanette, I for Imagine (the song) - great idea, and a fun card. Which reminds me, I should start thinking about what J might be for...
With most of the kids at school today, I did have a bit of time to myself, so of course I sewed. Alex had a picnic - or rather, there was a picnic for nursery and reception students - in the park at lunch time, but this morning after dealing with the uniform shop (chaos, horrors - first day of school - yikes!) I came home and finished the stripes cards (they were mostly done, as I mentioned yesterday). Now they are completely done (except the writing on them, which I will not waste valuable sewing time doing!). I think they came out well, and they were fun to do. The yellow stripe is a flange (i.e. loose flap) which is kind of quirky...
Then I also worked on this piece - finished quilting it with a flame pattern - and at the same time, quilted all the sunset postcards, as I was also using flames on them, and the same colour thread. Two birds and all that. Photos of them when they are finished - perhaps tomorrow, perhaps later. They aren't due out yet, so I might put them aside for a while.
Not sure whether this piece is finished yet or not (obviously the edges aren't finished) - might want something else around the faces. Will let it rest for a few days and tell me what it wants. On the whole, though, I like it. If I still like it when it's done, I might put it on etsy.