this first one was a birthday card. i used a bit of an old tattered hand embroidered towel (both the embroidery and the lace edge) and a piece of my own hand dyed orange fabric. the sun has been reverse appliqued by me and i did add a few more embroidered stems and flowers.
last year i did a similar card for the same person using old linen bits (an embroidered handkerchief) and a hand dyed fabric. i think i'll make this theme a tradition for her birthday cards as she seems to really love them.
this second card was made for a friend who has been going through cancer treatments. she will be finding out very soon the results of all of that . . . keep her in your thoughts and prayers please.
i found that skep and bee fabric years ago and because it was on sale (and i loved it) i bought a few yards. now i wish i'd bought the whole bolt~!!~
i want to thank every visitor who has returned to my blog and especially those that have left a comment. i feel such joy being back within this friendly blog world.
this morning i discovered that Somerset Studio's has a new blog. i'm a huge fan of many of their publications (and secretly dream of someday being within those pages).
are there other Somerset Studio's fans out there?
it's early yet, but today's gifts already include:
- the joy felt when i see that other bloggers out there haven't forgotten me and the sweetness of their recent thoughts and prayers
- my morning mug of hot chai tea (with it's overtones of coconut) with milk and honey added
- waking up to a newly mucked out pantry ~ organized and tidy