Thursday, January 24, 2008
So here's what I've been working on - started these a few days ago - they are for the something starting with N swap - "Night". I'm quite happy with these cards, which is good as I seem to have signed up for two groups instead of one, so I need to do four more of them. Luckily, I did them early for once so I have plenty of time to get some more done before they are supposed to be in the post on the 15th of Feb.
And working my way through my to-do list, I am up to the end of January - these cards, which are for a Valentine's Swap - the theme was open, as long as it included the words "be mine", which, as you can see, they do.
They aren't quite finished yet - I need to back and edge them, but otherwise, nearly done. Five of them are for the swap, the sixth is going off to a suprise home (I won't mention where, as, well, it's a suprise...)
And it was one of those postcardy days in other ways, too - a postbag full of pc's - a Be Mine of my very own, from Leah and a yummy Muffin (for M) from Kim. And another M - or two, more precisely - Moon over Mountains, from Beth. Unfortunately you can't see the texture of the background fabric very well on this one - it's lovely - it looks a little nubbly in the photo, actually, but it's even better in real life.
And even more goodies in the post:
The latest issue of QA. I like QA ,but I'm thinking about not renewing as I have far too many magazines and not really enough time to read it thoroughly. We'll see what decision I make... I also got this - Dijanne Cevaal's book 72 ways not to stipple or meander. I thought as I'd be doing more quilting on my machine, I ought to get some more ideas for quilting patterns. I ordered this back before Christmas and it never came - I thought it was just delayed in the holiday post, but it did apparently go walkies. Dijanne kindly sent another copy, which zipped its way around the globe in a mere week. Oh well, perhaps some day the other will arrive, too, and make a nice giftie for someone.