Saturday, February 22, 2014

A few small finishes

Can you believe the sun came out today and the temperatures rose all the way to +7 , it felt like spring !! I was too busy enjoying the sunshine to even take a picture to prove we didn't have snow today ;-)

 My Mom has some friends in England and she asked me if I would make a couple of postcards so she could mail them off for Easter . Easter is still a ways off but since I have to mail them to my Mom and then she has to mail them overseas I decided it was time to make that request a reality . Here is what I made for her...
This is the first one I made , I think this is so cute , the basket is purple although in the photo it really doesn`t look like it. Well I will tell you a funny story , my mom asked for one postcard for her friend and when I told her I had it made and it was in the envelope to mail off she said oh Sheila I really need two as she has a sister and I can`t very well send one to one without one for the other`` so being the good daughter that I am I said ok I will make another so here it is ..

Simple but kind of cute so they are now both mailed off and my Mom should have them by Tuesday or Wednesday , hope she likes them . Since I was on a roll I also made this spring postcard , oh wait maybe I shouldn't share this , one of you might just receive this but what the heck I don`t think you would mind a preview .
Some spring tulips ,one of the first signs of spring in most gardens  .
I also finished off a small UFO , I can`t believe how long this sat on my window sill just waiting to be stitched together , kind of sad but it must be at least six months .
A bookmark , the embroidery had been done ,I just had to stitch around the applique and sew it together and voila a finish , 
Today as I was waiting for my hubby to come home I decided to start something new , ok I know I just started something new a couple of days ago and I know I also have oodles of things on the go but I just had to do this and I don`t have a picture to share just yet but I am loving it so far , it is a new pillow for my sofa , a spring pillow , oh so pretty I can`t wait to share it with you  but for now I will just say I think you will love it too . Off I go now to do some applique on said pillow . Enjoy your day or evening and thanks for stopping by .
 hugs Sheila 

15 comments:

  1. Sheila, your post is like a breath of fresh air! Love seeing your postcards and your bookmark. You are the best daughter, for sure! Glad the sun finally came out!

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  2. oh Sheila such beautiful work ,well done and you are a good daughter.xx

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  3. your are a good daughter to make those beautiful postcards.
    love your spring one too.
    pretty bookmark.
    look forward to seeing your new pillow! enjoy your sewing.

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  5. Beautiful postcards. Love them. Love the bookmark. Hugs, xx

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  6. We had a lovely day today here too! Unfortunately it's supposed to get frigid again this week. Oh well...spring's only a few weeks away now! :0)

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  7. Such pretty postcards and the bookmark is lovely too. Your new header photo is amazing! I look forward to seeing your pillow too. xx

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  8. Such pretty Postcards and Bookmark.
    The Tulips are my favourites, could have something to do with my Dutch heritage....

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  9. I agree with Lesley - what a wonderful breath of fresh air! Love all your spring/Easter quilts, and that bookmark is just too darn cute!!!!!

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  10. The postcards are really cute!

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  11. Your postcards are wonderful, as is the sweet bookmark. We are in springlike weather too, but only for a bit of time.

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  12. Sheila your postcards are always adorable!

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  13. Your postcards are making me wish for spring. They're lovely and whoever is on the receiving end is going to love them.

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  14. Lovely postcards ... Your mum will love them ... And a happy spring one just for your balmy weather!!! It's very hard to resist new projects!!!
    Hugz

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