While away the postman had left me these three great cards, the first one is from Cindy and is part of the Orphan Block swap on Surface Design. I love the way Cindy has decorated the 4 block orphans she looks as though she's had fun with them. The next two cards are from the Paint and Stitch swap on Surface Design. Ansley has created a wonderful flower with paint, think its a Pansy but don't hold me to it, then free motion stitched the piece. I love the colours and the way it seems to speak to you.
Teresa on the other hand challenged herself to create a landscape with one continuous line of stitching and added a few areas of paint. She's done a really good job of it and I'm impressed. Both cards are very different from each other and from the one I sent. I'm always surprised the way we interpret the same theme differently.
Whilst I'm not as tired today as yesterday I needed something simple to make. Something that didn't involve too much thinking. I also needed some luggage labels and these designs from AnitaGoodesign's JP collection took my fancy. While they were easy to make they took longer to do than I anticipated. I made four in all (two blue ones, one red and one yellow) so that Keith and I could have one each for our main cases and another one for any carry-on luggage we may take on our next trip abroad. All there is left to do now is put in the name tag and add a ring to the end - think that might be Keith's job.
Two of my godchildren have become parents in the last week a little boy Oliver 6lbs 6ozs and Isabella weighing in at 9lbs 11ozs. Both sets of parents have chosen 'floormats' rather than quilts and I'm going to use a Linda Edwards pattern for them. They will have to wait however until I get back from Warwick next Thursday. We leave on Saturday for a 5 day tour of the houses and gardens in Warwickshire, Although I'm not very well up on flowers I really enjoy looking at what other people have done and who know I might remember their names one day.