…by these new postcards ….
and find more postcards for inspiration in each artist’s page:
Again inspiring postcards from three rounds made by these artists. The postcards are also shown in their galleries together with their previous postcards:
Hopefully you’ll enjoy these postcards and will look at more postcards in the theme pages.
Right now the air is full of butterflies and dragonflies. If not in your garden you can find them here in Kay’s and Shiela’s delightful creations.
Please visit their gallery pages by clicking on their names.
The postcards will be shown on their members gallery page in addition to their previous, amazing postcards.
We recently had a conversation about the tools that we can’t possibly do without. As always, the comments were wide-ranging and interesting:
Kay Laboda said she can’t live without a seam ripper. “I use it for lots of tasks. Like when I need to hold down the fabric in front of the foot on the machine, or pulling the thread through from the back of the quilt, or when I thread the needle and have to pull the loop, and dozens of other small things. It’s truly my best friend. That’s why I have a dozen of them.”
“Misty Fuse is my favorite tool,” says Vivian Helena Aumond-Capone. “I love the Goddess Sheets because I can be sure my iron will remain clean. And I couldn’t be without Quilting Arts Magazine and all the gals connected with it.”
From Diana Mains Welte, “I cannot live without my ruler. It is a 6”x13” Easy Rule by Sharon Hulton from EZ Quilting. I have had it forEVER. I rely upon it to accurately cut a 4 x 6 postcard — I would be lost without it.”
“I’m going to admit that I can’t manage without my Squeezers!” says Myfanwy Hart. “Scissors that you squeeze closed, fit perfectly in the hand and have curved cutting edges to fit under the sewing machine needle for trimming threads as close as you can go!”
“My essential tool is an extension table.” says Lauren. “I have one for each of my sewing machines. My favorite is the Sew Steady. I use it on my sewing machine even when making postcards. The only time I take it off is for piecing 1/4-inch seams.”
Sara Kelly chimed in, “My favorite tools are my hands. They are the happiest part of me most days if I’ve been able to sew, knit, etc., especially when arthritis reminds me to treasure their flexibility each day I have it.”
Maureen Curlewis admits that she would be LOST without her collection of hand sewing/embroidery needles. “And,” she adds, “at last we have wet weather in south-east Queensland, making conditions perfect for stitching!”
“I cannot imagine life without my computer,” says Franki Kohler. “I’ve made so many wonderful connections with other artists around the world. It also connects me with incredible teachers and more inspiration than I could use in a lifetime!”
What is your favorite tool?
P.S. None of the above comments are paid endorsements of products.
The letters S, T, U, V and W inspired the following postcards:
S is for Singer by Sarah Ann Smith
The letters N, O, P, Q, and R inspired the following postcards:
N is for Nasturtium by Kay Laboda
O is for Orange Oval by Lynn Chinnis
The letters K, L and M inspired the following postcards during our Alphabet trades:
K is for Kite by Sherry Boram
K is for Kite by Karin McElvein
L is for Leopard by Kay Laboda