Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One Flower Wednesday and some mail to share


One little flower again this week , too busy with other things but last evening I sat down and made this little chocolate colored flower ,odd I know but I love this little print so I created a new variety of flower ;-)I have a plan now for my flowers but when I will get around to actually doing it is another thing entirely but I think I will do at least one block soon to see if my plan will work , I will keep you informed . I have decided that sewing all those hexies together into a Grandmothers Flower garden is not going to happen, I love those quilts but it just won't happen so I must be realistic and come up with a faster plan and I think what is swirling around in my head since a while will be great or I hope it will . To see more flowers and growing  gardens be sure to head on over to visit with Karen of Journey of a Quilter who is our lovely hostess .

Yesterday as I was heading out the driveway to go quilting at the church I thought I would check the mailbox to see if there was any mail and to my surprise and delight these two postcards were in the box. You see I had signed up for a postcard exchange on a yahoo group and the theme was My Happy Place . The card on the left is of course a door and Heather says her happy place is behind this door , her home ,isn't it sweet . Then the card on the right I am sure you can already guess is the prairies , the Canadian praires ,Saskatchewan to be exact and Monika made this fantastic landscape of the wheat and canola fields of her area that she so loves and I am not sure you can see clearly but she has embroidered little flowers in the foreground to depict the wild flowers growing along the road side , she also did some threadpainting of the grasses and I have to say I was doing a happy dance when I seen this card , it is simply gorgeous . I have one more card to arrive so will be watching my mailbox closely and promise to share it when it arrives . One last call for the postcard exchange , if you are interested please email me and send your address and I will give you a partner and away you go , now you can see what fabulous mail you can receive how can you resist , come on I know you want to do this , it isn't hard honest . Oh here is a picture of the back of the postcard to show you that it goes through the mail with the stamp on the back and note how she has printed the word postcard , apparently the postoffice wants that on there ,it is so neat that they do arrive just fine , I was a little intimidated the first time putting it straight in the mail without an envelope and the person at the postoffice had never seen a fabric postcard before so was also surprised but thought they were rather neat .
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I am off to work on my little project I shared a couple of days ago I do have a time frame to get that done so best not waste any more . Have a terrific day and may the sunshine on you today .Thanks for stopping by it is always a pleasure to have you . hugs Sheila

17 comments:

  1. I love your chocolate hexie flower and those postcards are great. I think the front door is a great idea - very clever and the other is just plain beautiful.

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  2. Pretty chocolate flower. I love it. Great postcards. The door one is a great idea. Hugs,

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  3. Too bad we can't have a chocolate garden ;) Love your chocolate flower! Wonderful postcards. I look forward to see what you will be doing with your flowers.

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  4. Sheila your flower looks great! I failed to produce one *again*. Big sighs.

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  5. One is better than none, specially if it is such a beautiful flower.

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  6. That brown flower came out beautifully. I'm anxious to see what project you'll use it for.

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  7. Oh, chocolate flowers, I like the sounds of that! Now you have me wondering what will become of your flowers, if not a garden. So many possibilities. And, wonderful postcards!

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  8. Love your chocalte hexie and I am also interested as to what you will make out of them.
    The postcards are just gorgeous.

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  9. Post cards are a beautiful surprise!!!

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  10. Nice hexie flower, have a nice evening.

    Gr Annemieke.

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  11. I love the brown, I might have to go and check out my browns and add more to my quilt.

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  12. I love your post. :) Your chocolate flower is so cute, and the postcard idea so neat. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, come back by anytime. I love making new friends. :) xo,Kelli

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  13. HI Sheila! I was looking at my blog stats and noticed I get traffic from you blog. I didn't know I was on your sidebar with posts. So... thank you so much! Your blog is lovely!! I am adding yours to mine as well : )
    Also, please feel free to link up every Wednesday to http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com It's specifically for Canadians and serves as a creative blog meeting place.
    long story short: I'm so glad my happy place card made you happy dance. ; ) Yours is so lovely! Isn't swapping the best!!?? : )

    take care,
    Monika
    Sewing in Saskatoon

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  14. I love your chocolate hexie flower. Your postcards are just amazing. I've seen a few lately and they are just gorgeous. Such a fabulous idea.

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  15. These postcards do look delightful. Beautiful work.
    I am interested to see what plan you have for your hexie flowers.

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  16. Can't wait to see the plan you have come up with for your flowers. I know it will be great.

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  17. I'm sure they have tried breeding chocolate coloured flowers - now wouldn't a chocolate scented one be great! Your flower is very cute, you're right that is a lovely print. I will be interested to see what your hexies become :-) Interesting to post the fabric postcards - the two you have received are lovely.

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