|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 : ).