Saturday, July 21, 2007

Show and Tell

I have gotten way behind in showing you all the lovely items I have received from friends. So today is show and tell day. Starting off is a fabric page for a swap I'm in. This particular page is from Francoise. She and I were swap partners in June. The page she made for me is from hand dyed fabrics and also a rust dyed fabric. It has a wonderful organic feeling to it and fits in beautifully with the nature theme of my fabric book. Thanks so much Francoise.

fabric quilt page
The next photo is the fabric page from my July swap partner, Sue. Now if any of you know Sue, she is not really keen on doing lots of hand stitching. Well on this page she went way above and beyond and hand stitched her heart out. She added a dragonfly charm and a small round charm that says "wish". I love this piece Sue! Thanks!

fabric quilt page
Below are three postcards I've received. The top one is from Lynda...she was on a roll one day and made a bunch of cards and so generously offered to swap with anyone interested...well of course I was! The bottom left card is from Angela. This card is a replacement of one I was supposed to get and never showed up....darned card, where are you? Angela knows I'm a kitty lover. And the bottom right card is from SuZ. This one is from her "color study in texture" series, and there is lots of texture here. The colors are wonderful. Thank you Lynda, Angela, and SuZ, these are going up on my display wall.

fabric postcard
The next photo shows a surprise package I received in the mail on Friday. I opened the package and found this lovely wrapping. I gotta know what that white tissue paper is. It has airy spots in it and shows the color of the tissue paper below it.

Well I couldn't wait any longer and carefully opened up the package to find this. It a wrapfolio by Sue. It could be used as a notebook, a sketchpad, or whatever. Zoey is liking this wrapfolio too.

wrapfolio notepad sketchbook fabric
And here's a look inside. Sue created signatures from paper and she also incorporated some of the fabrics and painted papers to really jazz this up. She has also sprinkled a few quotes throughout. Thank you Sue, I'm really loving this.

wrapfolio paper signatures
Well as I said before, it has been a while since I shared the treasures I've received from some great creative friends. I do hope I haven't forgotten any.