Friday, May 22, 2015
Banner Play May...
This is the banner I created in the month of May. Then I mailed it to Jan of Jan's Arty Junk in England. I really enjoy this swap by Linda of A Swap For All Seasons. Each month we elect to participate or not. Each time we create and send to one person and then receive from another person. It really is quite fun. The size is very doable at only 4" x 6"...the size of a standard postcard. Jan has received this and reportedly liked it very much. Thank you Jan.
The back of my banner. I always try to make it pretty too. These banners are all sewn...either by machine or by hand. Very easy to do. No paper or glue on these little gems.
Now this is what I received in May from Sally of Sally Annie Magundy blog. I feel very Regal and Queenly with this lovely package of handmade treasures. Thank you very much Sally.
Sally created this using my favorite colors of blue. Then she also did some amazing "Blackwork" embroidery to enhance the Queen's Crown. Just click on the photos to enlarge them and see all the beautiful details.
Now I am signed up for June and I am ready to get my Banner Play game on.
Mr. C and I are still working on the downstairs reno. Yesterday we painted baseboards surrounding the new porcelain tile floors. I never knew how tedious this job is and how hard it is to be on the floor painting and scooching along for a couple of hours and then try to get up and walk! Mr. C says I am whining to all my friends...well maybe so but the baseboards look fresh and beautiful now that Mr. C has completed them! Photos soon I promise.
We still have had no rain however there was slight moisture on the deck this morning. Not even enough to wet the BBQ cover but at least heavy dew on the railings. I am still hopeful for full on rain soon. Many of you are deluged and sick of rain and certainly Texas is drowning in floods so I pray for safety for all. Here in California we are being warned daily of how to be prepared for fires.
Joyful and Creative Bliss to each of you...