Tuesday, January 09, 2007

"You got Mail"

This year, as part of FiberArtFriends, I'll be exploring different techniques. This month is combining fabric and paper. I haven't taken the time to explore much yet but I've enjoyed seeing what others in the group are creating. (Here's some examples:
Purple Missus ; Creatilfun ; Quilts & ATCs ; Stegart ; Sue Bleiweiss ; Textile Tales - Carol has lots of example!)

This week I finished two additional projects that a subset of the group is working on - a monthly page swap and birthday postcard swap. I put these in the mail:


Terri's Irises


This piece is 9x9 inches. I was so hard or me to slip it into an envelop and mail it to Terri (StegArt) because I didn't finish the edges!!!! It's the "job" of the receiver to finish the edges and bind it into a journal. (I also felt like a "cheated Terri a little bit because I worked on irises in December and didn't do anything original for her.





Fran├žoise's Birthday

Francoise's birthday (Creatilfun) is in January so I sent her a White Carnation, the flower for the month. I'm also working on a Journal Quilt this month which will "feature" white carnations so I was able to practice the flower.





I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered I received mail from Acey.
This is the first page I've received as part of the Fabric Art Journals group. The front of the page is based on my theme - The Eye of the Soul. The piece is wonderful! I've seen it online but the touching/holding tactile experience makes it more delicious! Thanks Acey!!!


Here's the back including a few extra (possible embellishments for future artwork!?!) -













I've also noticed a few blogfriends working on Friday Collages (well sort of... ) including:
Acey - She did a wonderful weekly collage a la Friday: here.
Debby - Her little-not-exactly-sorta-friday-collage is so sweet and she had fun! quiltnbee

...and I've heard rumors that Jen, Kay, Jeri, and Deborah may be thinking about it.

I told someone recently that creating something every week keeps my inspirational "antennae" on alert. It's my favorite drug... then caffeine! (maybe chocolate.)

hmmm

13 comments:

diva of quilts said...

they're all wonderful!
laura

MargaretR said...

Hi Kim. Beautiful work. I would not care what time of the year I received those irises myself, in fact sending them at this time of the year makes them even more welcome.

Sue B said...

Kim I love those Irises, Terri will be thrilled I'm sure and they fit perfectly with her theme. And that card - beautiful!

Dianne said...

Kim - both of your finished pieces are beautiful!! Love the irises and the white carnation! Both ladies will be delighted to receive these. Acey has done a great job with her page too - it looks fantastic.

Helen in the UK said...

Love these pieces. Great intrepretation of the carnation :)

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing so much of your work - I like all of it! Love the carnation card.

Gunnels blog said...

Lovely pieces! Thanks for your comment on my buttonhole stitch!

StegArt said...

Oh Kim, it's lovely. I soooooo can't wait to see it in person. The postcard is beautiful too. Is that a yo-yo?

Purple Missus said...

Your page & postcard are both lovely work Kim. Looking forward to swapping with you later in the year.

quiltnbee said...

So lovely, Kim! Those backgrounds are so cool...who would think to use a yoyo for a carnation? So creative...And, of course, I love irises. ...Hey, thanks for linking to my page, too! =-)

The Carolina Quilter said...

Oh, I so wanted to see the whole thing but the pix won't load on my screen to full size! Last week I kept trying to comment and couldn't--must be a haint around. The two full pix that did load look stunningly gorgeous.

Micki said...

Everything is wonderful, Kim. I love the irises and your carnation for Francoise is beautiful.

Granny Fran said...

Lovely flowers! We so need flowers this time of the year.