Wednesday, July 31, 2013

mail in.......... mail out......

I joined in a postcard swap hosted by Sheila

and this is the delicate card I received from Pauline who is from the UK


.. and then I also won this lovely arty piece from Michelle and her bunnies


Michelle as the pattern available free... just follow the links from this post

...  I sent mail out last week ....

This is the Winter Mini I sent out to Illene 

a little wool applique penquin with backstitch writing and feather quilting...

..... and stripey binding...


I thought if I just went with 'just chillin'' it could be used any time of the year...


 Michelle had her 60th birthday yesterday..... and I wanted to make her something a bit out of the ordinary...

happy happy birthday Michelle... I know this has arrived so I can show it off here...

this is an old doily (a bit of mending needed) and put on some nice linen


lots of detailed minute quilting and beads in the gaps


can be used as a table top or hanger..
I loved making this little mini.... and I think I will do more of this type of work ....
(this work is inspired by Cindy Needham... go to her blog if you want to see some really amazing quilting work)

Righto, Gotto Go... still more things to finish off.... 





33 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous postcards. I'm in love with Mr Chilly he is so cute. Michelle's gift from you is just beautiful. Hugs,xx

Jennifer said...

Great postcards! Oh my, your secret project has turned out beautifully.....you should be very proud.

Melody said...

Gorgeous gifts in and what you made is delightful. I bet Michelle was trilled with her wonderful gift.

Mistea said...

Lots of loveliness in the comings and goings.
That doily piece is amazing, sometimes the simplest things together create the best effect. Lucky Michelle.
Love the chilly mini you created.
That spring postcard is beautiful.
Enjoy your stitches.

retdairyqueen said...

It Has arrived I have just emailed you
Oh He is so cute Maybe she is a she I will call her Bubz
Thankyou Love her
The gift for Michelle is beautiful The beading makes it
Hugs

Susan said...

Absolutely love your work with the doily, what a great idea. Love squishy hand made mail!

Michelle Ridgway said...

I absolutely adore my gift.. So special and to think I was drooling over it during it's making and it has come to live with me..big hugs and thank you lovely friend. Love all your other stitchings too.
Hugs xx

Sheila said...

I love the postcard from Pauline , so very creative . Michelle's postcard is sweet too and wow the gift you made for Michelle is wonderful what a beautiful job you did ! Hugs Sheila

debbie said...

The penguin is super cute but the doily is absolutely stunning. You always amaze me with your talents! xx debbie

Annette Schultz said...

love your post cards...I think the dandelion fluff is perfect..... and that mini is great too
in stitches

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh Michelle's gift is perfect. So much work and love in it. hugs

Maria said...

both postcards are beautiful..
Love the "Winter Mini" you sent Illene. Great quilting.
WOW!!! the little lace wall hanging for Michelle is fabulous. that was the tiny quilting you were doing!!!!

Christine M said...

Your mini is so cute Fiona. Your gift to Michelle is beautiful too.

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Some wonderful Masterpieces here. A great post.

Have a Happy Day.

Bev.

Susan said...

Oh your penguin is so darned cute....Your doily is stunning - Michelle will adore it.

Dee said...

Love the doily idea. It would be a great way to save a family heirloom.
If only I could master machine quilting (aside from cross hatching).
Paulines post card would have to be the nicest I have seen.

Jane Galley said...

Oh, Fiona, it's amazing. I really love what you've done, and I'm sure your friend will treasure it. Stunning

Anonymous said...

lovely postcards and boy love your winter mini,its so cute Fiona and boy the project you made Michelle is gorgeous,well done.xx

Sue SA said...

Wow, cute, really cute and wowzers! Great work by you and your friends.

Sue SA said...

Wow, cute, really cute and wowzers! Great work by you and your friends.

marina said...

wow!!! what beautiful craftiness on your post today. Your postcards are gorgeous and mr penguin is too.
Your doilie artwork is just amazing!
You have done a superb job.
clever, clever you.x

Cardygirl said...

What lovely work...love the renewed doily!

Teresa said...

Wow, Wow, Wow... your doily gift you made for Michelle is just BEAUTIFUL... OMG it is exquisite... she would have been over the moon to receive it. You are one clever chooky xx Loved the postcards you received too and that little penguin is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Beautiful quilting you have done there around him. Well done... gorgeous post Fiona xx

KaHolly said...

Firstly, that doily birthday gift is absolutely the most gorgeous. WOW! Love all your projects. That penguin is too cute! I joined Sheila's swap, too. My postcard has been rec'd and I'm just waiting for mine. What fun!

Lin said...

A lovely collection Fiona. I especially love the seed head postcard and the doily gift is gorgeous - Michelle must love it!

Heather said...

Lovey gift for Michelle and a wonderful way to use an old doily. Love all the other projects as well.

Barb said...

What you made for Michelle is just lovely....

Wendy B said...

just gorgeous gift for Michelle!!!! You are one clever gal!!! Love your just chilling hanger.....so cute!
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :o)

Cheryl said...

Lots of gorgeous sewing Fiona. Loved your winter mini and the most gorgeous present for Michelle and all that beautiful quilting

Charlie and Wendy said...

Oh wow Fiona, everything you have made is gorgeous. Michelle's gift is amazingly beautiful!! Hugs Wendy

Nicky said...

Amazing postcards! Your doily quilting is incredible, I've been looking forward to seeing the final result, and it is stunning.

Wendy said...

love the penguin and that table topper is just stunning. Wow, I can't imagine how much work that was!

Karen said...

Such wonderful projects! The postcards are great and I do love the chilly mini!
Your work on the doiley is beautiful! That's a lovely gift!

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