Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another Postcard Trade.

This postcard was done with a fall theme in mind. I chose pumpkins and corn stooks for my subject.
It is done with wool rovings and my embellisher machine. The pumpkins and the corn stooks were outlined with hand embroidery.

Postcard Celebration

I am a member of International Friendship Quilters. It is a fun place where all kinds of things go on. Be sure to take a look.

It is the 4th anniversary and to mark this birthday we were asked to send a postcard to the gal that has been at the helm all this time. Nice going James....You have done a wonderful job.

I might add James was in France at the time so we all sent our cards to her there....

Here's the one I sent. I did it on my embroidery machine...

Post Card Trade

I was involved in a postcard trade in my Stitchin Fingers postcard Group.

I received this one from Patsy Morris in CO, USA.

Isn't it pretty!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Well here we are happily married September 11, 1954..........................and 54 years later we are still happily married.Never thought 9/11 would have another meaning !!!Oh My..... we look so young.... and we were.....DH was 21 and I was 19..I was trying to find some more pictures of us as the years progressed ........Here we are helping our dear friends whom we have kept in touch with since school days celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.We have had a wonderful life, and we are thankful.

African Wrap Dolls

These are a couple of my African Wrap dolls I made. They are really fun to do and allows the creativity to flow. The story of these dolls goes way back to slavery times. Pieces of wire or wood were wrapped with bits of wool or cloth to make dolls for the children.Each doll wears a small mirror. African folklore tells this story.....If evil sees itself in a mirror it will run away.... so the mirror is like a protector or a good luck piece.
I apologize for my poor photography and the shadows in the picture!!!