Monday, August 29, 2016
Lovely Gifts Received...
I have recently received two gifts of the most amazing and beautiful hand crafted works of HeArt!
This CQ (Crazy Quilting) Postcard is from Mary Anne of Magpie's Mumblings. If you do not follow Mary Anne you may be missing out on not only beautiful hand crafting she does but also some very fun and informative links she shares. There is also a daily quote. I was so surprised to receive this.
Purple is such a Regal color. The stitching on this is beautiful. I was leaving on a long road trip...yes again! So I wanted to enjoy it and took it along with me to relish in all the different stitches and techniques she has used. I am taking my CQ online class from Kathy Shaw and need to study. I am desperately behind in my CQ class but I am not giving up. More on this later...
Lovely Mary Anne also included some "Ciggy's" for my future CQ projects. I am so grateful. Thank you very much Mary Anne for gifting me your gorgeous CQ Postcard and Ciggy's. I shall treasure them and all the time and work you put into creating this CQ Postcard.
This is a BLUEtiful hand crafted book that my friend and birthday twin Suz of Suztats gifted me. Suz knows how much I love the color blue...every shade of blue...and she created this amazing work of HeArt. Tags and Gelli printing and fabrics of velvet and brocade and a blue shoe charm! Swoon!!
This is the inside and the white lace creates a pocket. I believe Suz hand dyes her pieces she uses. She also tats, knits, and gardens along with her amazing water color paintings. I am in awe!
A lovely stenciled bird resides in this lace pocket on the back of the book. There is also a tag with a lovely reference to blue. It has hand dyed ribbon with bead ends.
This is the front of the BLUEtiful book and it has beaded fringe and another blue referenced quote. Thank you so very much Suz. I am feeling very special and spoiled.
Now I better lie down for I feel the vapors coming on just from these enchanting pieces of true labors of love and talent.
I will tell more about our latest long road trip on my next post. Right now I am enjoying the last of August and Summer. Someone very cleverly said that Summer is going too fast and should get a Speeding Ticket. I agree! Fall is in the air. I must keep busy preparing for my September Sister's Swarm (one of my blog friends used this phrase and I really like it...thank you dear). Mr. C has arranged to house-sit for a friend of his during this time. This way he will be able to get some sleep.
Enjoy every day and Embrace Creative Bliss...