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Monday, 28 July 2014

Postcards Workshop

Anytime I head to another town or city, I like to put a call out to run a class in order to help pay my way.  This weekend I headed to Regina / Rouleau and Jeannette from Jenny Penny Poppy hosted a postcards class with some of the Regina Stitch Guild (I hope I got that title correct).  The class was held in White City which is a small town just 5 minutes east of Regina.  Jeannette happens to be an amazing artist / embroidery.  Please check out her beautiful blog!

I'm taking a picture of Jeanette taking a picture of me.  (Her art on the wall behind her.)

Jeanette and six of her stitching friends gathered in Jeanette's creative space.  I brought all my postcards for a show & tell, all my card making stash, and picked the theme: Near & Dear to My Heart.  Away they went...

I always adore her hand stitching.

Pictured above is Jeanette's card.  She loves her garden!  Her sewing room has a walkout to a beautiful green space.  It began raining but I managed to quickly snap this pic from the doorway.  ; )

hollyhocks by her door

I often get distracted by pretty things once I have my big red camera out.  Look at this paper-folded book that one of the participants created in a recent workshop!

Super-lovely.  I love interesting books.

Here are the terrific postcards that the group made - photographed 'Canadian Style' on top of a camping cooler. : )  I was going to crop that out but I decided that the women's hands were to sweet, so I left them in.

Each card has something near and dear to the maker's heart.  During the show and tell, I asked each person to tell us what that was.  That's always my favourite part of class.  Aren't the cards spectacular?  Not all are completed yet.  Some still need borders put on.  There are so many techniques - lots of layering, different applique methods, hand stitching, couching some nice chunky yarns, and look at those elephant ears!  : )  Very 3D.

Thank you ladies for having me!  Thank you Jeanette for opening your home.  I had a really nice time.

p.s. As promised, your 'Dog River' Postcards are on their way : ).


Lin said...

Oh how lovely that you and Jeannette got to meet! She is an amazing lady and I love her work. Beautiful postcards produced. Am just so jealous. xx

Kit Lang said...

Completely unrelated: but I noticed that on your watermark you have my sweet prairie.ca so I thought I'd check out your website. But when I go there, it says "this webpage unavailable". :(

Monika Kinner-Whalen said...

Try again Kit? That's my blog address...

no spaces.

Monika : )

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

what beautiful postcard! Very talented bunch of ladies there!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Thanks for the great post about the super time we all had. Definitely glad that you contacted me and feel free in the future to do so again!

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