Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Postcards

It's Christmas postcard time again and as usual I had no idea what I was going to do until I got started. This year I started with a quick sketch and then threw some fabric around trying to decide what to use. I ended up using a piece of antique  textured silk for the background and a textured red silk from an old blouse for the 'package'. Here is my sketch and first sample.

I decided I liked it and started my assembly line with all the parts cut and ready to go.

The red free hand cut square was fused to the green background which was fused to the timtex, then  hand stitching added for the 'ribbon'. Then fused another piece to the back and took them to the machine and zig zagged around the edge.

A few of the finished cards ready to mail.

Last week I spent some time with two different groups of friends and I made a small paper pieced tree ornament for each of them. The finished size is 1 1/2" square and fused to felt.

The Weekly Leaf
This week I used one of the extra's that I made earlier in the year, October to be exact. I used Solarfast from Jacquard and a leaf from one of my favorite trees.

Week #50

Daily Stitching updates

Line Dance #343-#349

The Daily Paper #271-#277

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. Gosh, I'm feeling like I've been lazy after reading your post. Everything is wonderful as always!

  2. I agree with Mary. Love the postcards!

  3. We love our postcard. :)And we love you, too!

  4. Fun postcards and beautiful new leaves with wonderful stitching.

  5. Everything is beautiful - and you are quite productive!

  6. I absolutely love the antique textured green silk you used for the background. Love the leaves and lines too! What is your weekly challenge for 2015?