Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I got this colorful and Zetti-like fabric postcard from my friend Bea from . Isn't it great? I love all the stitching details like the grass surrounding the stream and the floral vines coming up from the grass. And I love the way the black printed peaks play against all this color. This is a picture of the Zetti Peaks Trail by the way which she recently hiked. LOL! And yes, it came in the mail just like this. Thank you Bea. Love it.

This next quilted art piece came from my friend Lynn. I actually won this on her blog at I've broken this quilt into three separate shots so you can see all the details. This is the first section. I enjoyed looking at all the various touches throughout like the stitched rose, swirls and tulip. I keep finding new images each time I look at it!

Here's the center section. Lynn stitched a flower pot with a stem growing out of it and it found it's way to the flower head in the dark green section of fabric. You can click on each picture to get closer views.

This is the third panel. I love the way Lynn incorporated interesting scraps from the fabric edge that mostly gets tossed out. I've always loved finding those color bubbles (that's what I call them!) that you can sometimes find on the selvage part of fabric. I never thought to save them and put them to use like this! I'll definitely be looking for "color bubbles" from now on when I go fabric hunting! And I like the way she stitched swirls. And look, there's a name that was probably from the fabric line!

Now you can see the whole piece laid out. I just love everything about this. The soft colors with the dark splashes here and there, the stitching, todo! Todo means everything in Spanish. Did I write that once before in another post? LOL! Thank you so much, Lynn. I have this hanging in my art room along with Bea's colorful Zetti Post Card.

This is my "M" ATC that I received from the ABC group. Mim is the artist who sent this to me. I love this guy with his razor sharp teeth! Thanks, Mim!

This is my "N" card from Marianne. It's a Nautical theme, of course! Great curves, wouldn't you say? Love it! Thanks, Marianne!

I do have a lot to be thankful for. This month of August brings not only a 30 year wedding anniversary for me and my hubby, but 24 years ago I gave birth to an almost 9 lb baby girl who had the nerve to be breached! LOL! She grew up to be a little thing who's finally gotten a taste of the real world. Well, she still lives at home so maybe she's half way there. LOL!
Thanks to my art friends who have sent me pieces of "joy" in the mail. I appreciate each and every one of you. I've been so fortunate to meet some of the nicest people here in blog land and in various groups that I once belonged to. Some of the groups have gone bye-bye but the friendships have lasted. For that, I am extremely thankful.


Bea said...

OOOOOOh there's my postcard ~~~~~~~~ I'm so glad you like it.
What a beautiful little quilted piece from Lynn. So much texture I can see why you wanted to touch it and look at it closely. I enlarged the picture so I could see the details. LOVELY.
WOW, you guys sure do some neat ATC work. I love Mim's Monkfish. I'm trying to remember if I've ever eaten a Monkfish. Great detail.
And that's a beautiful nautical card from Marrianne.
It's so soft looking and detailed.
Thirty years, huh? Takes a lot of laughter, compromise and kissyface, good job you guys.

Teri C said...

Wow, thanks for the close-ups to see all the gorgeousness on all of these. FAB! You are indeed lucky.
I totally agree about great friends made in Blogland.

Lynn said...

What a kick to see my art displayed and talked about in such detail here. I had no memory of that flower pot at all...not even when I sent it to you. Thanks for pointing it out.
Too funny.

And of course the work of the others is terrific to see as well. Love the post card, fish, and shell.

And love your gratitudes too. Happy happy Anniversary!

soulbrush said...

what lovely pieces, specially lynn's quilts, they are always fabadabdoo...aaaw happy annie and happy b day little daughter.

Stampmaiden said...

Bea, I can see you appreciate details and texture like I do! Thanks for the compliment on being married so long. LOL!
Teri, it's interesting to see how many details show up here and there. Keep looking; you'll be surprised!
Lynn, keep visiting to see what other things pop up that you forgot about! LOL!! You may even regret giving it away. Look at all the responses it's getting!
Soul, you should see these pieces in person. Knock out WOW!