Saturday, January 19, 2008
Luvlie Buzzie - my first ATC
I have a couple of exciting projects I really want to get into, but more mundane things keep getting in the way, like housework, cooking, sleeping, eating.... you know, LOL. So I've tried to be really virtuous this week, then reward myself with a little "playtime" for me. Tonight I put on the TV in the sewing room, watched the last Parkinson show with lots of special guests, and finished a little Artist Trading Card. I joined the online SCQuilters group a while ago, and in May there will be a Retreat in Perth, Western Australia. There are over 2000 Southern Cross Quilters, and as we can't all go to Perth it was decided that some of us might need cheering up. So the Cheer Me Up swap of ATC is happening and as a warm up for some of us who have never made them, we are doing a small one-on-one swap this month. This is my first card, made with some leftovers from my first Blanket of Love made a few years ago. The print had bees and butterflies on it, and I had a packet of bee buttons, so I have made a little "flight of the bumble bee" in couched goldwork thread (Jacobean I think, for the goldworkers). The stiffening is Timtex (great stuff!) and the label on the back was made on iron-on Vilene which I put through the printer and then fused. The edging is satin stitch, stitched around twice. I'm fairly pleased with it, hope my partner Fran C. will like it.