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Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park

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Friday, 9 December 2011

Pretty as Paper

I finished all the stitching on the 'Scrappy Postcards'.  They are VERY scrappy and abstract, but I just love them.  They are all woven strips of very bright and high contrasting colors.  Aren't they festive!?

: )  Off to the mailbox now.  Aren't they pretty?  The remind me of a mash of post-holiday wrapping paper.  I actually made ten of them.  haha.  Those little scraps are really fun to use up!  I think this is the last of my sewing for 2011.  Carpal tunnel surgery is Monday.  I'm feeling better about it - though I'll most likely panic when the time comes.  They call it "Carpal Tunnel Release" now, and when I heard that, I had a good solid exhale (out with the bad).  It seriously can't be any worse than public speaking!  haha. ; )  kidding.  Bernie - a quilter and an E/R nurse - has assured me that it will take five minutes.  I can do that.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Linking to A Prairie Sunrise.


Margaret said...


These are delightful! I have done strip weaving, but with Jude Hill, in softer pieces (you can see her work at Spirit Cloth). I'm going to have to try some cards. I'll bet they're addictive!

Best wishes for comfort and peace during your surgery. "All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well." (Julian of Norwich)

Ellie said...

I really like your cards they are very pretty.
I wanted to wish you good luck with your surgery on monday - think of all the painfree stitching you will be able to do :))

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are so cute. I make fabric postcards, one a month, for the first year any time I have a new grandchild.

Annette said...

who knew that scraps could look sew good.... great job
all the best on Monday ...speedy recovery

Sharon said...

Love the postcards! So creative! Good luck with your surgery, hope the recovery goes quickly. :)

Linda said...

Just popping in from Amanda's Finish it up Friday, The postcards are great! Love looking round at other people's blogs for inspiration:) Good luck with the surgery.

Kim Jamieson-Hirst said...

Cute cards, Monika. I missed the eclipse here in Calgary, so thanks for the photo.
Good luck with the surgery - I'm sure it will be fine and you'll be better than new soon.
Love your embroidery work - such an inspiration!

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