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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday I think!

It's so hard to keep track of the days of the week when we're in Florida. Back home on Wed. I pick up the grand kids from school so that keeps me on track as to what day it is! If I've picked the kids up (& I remember!) then I know it's Thursday thru Sat.! Otherwise, I know it's Sun. thru Tues. Just the way my mind works..so back to Florida..I think it's Wed. and it's beautiful out and has been for the past few days. It's suppose to get in the 80's but there's been a breeze every day so it doesn't feel that way. Thanks goodness as I don't like hot weather! Or humid weather.
Check out our 'neighborhood' hawk. It's hard to see him but he's always on this rock or in the tree behind our house. I'll try to get a better picture of him. You can also see how brown the grass is. The entire neighborhood is this way due to the cold 'winter' they've had here. It's always so green and beautiful while we're here so this is certainly different from the past four years we've been here. I hope it will green up before we leave and the azalea's will be in bloom.
I'm going to post some more of the fiber cards I made for Valentine's Day. I love making these little cards (approximately 4" x 6" up to 5" x 7"). I made nine post cards this year for Valentine's Day but I also have several 'on hand' to send out as birthday cards, etc.
This one I machine appliqued the hearts onto hand dyed fabric. The heart on the right has dimensional hearts (I know they don't look like hearts!) on the inside along with some glued crystals. I painted over the large heart with some paint as well. I like the way this turned out. This heart was made by making 'fabric paper' which is a process where you lay tissue paper, fibers, etc. on to a fabric then use textile medium ontop, then paint or color with dye. This one has machine appliqued hearts, leaves, some fibers sewn in and an embellishment from a scrapbook store. I like the way this one turned out as well. Guess I just like 'my' fiber cards! I'm looking forward to getting my Fiber Valentine's card from the Valentine's exchange the fiber group I belong to is participating in again this year. It's always fun to receive them in the mail.

2 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

Your "days of the week" issues made me giggle. Sometimes I wish I had that problem ;)
Those cards are just gorgeous. You do such lovely work!

Anonymous said...

Hey Robbie,
Love your valentine cards. It was 62 degrees here yesterday. Just a taste of spring.
I've started a blog, but I'm not as good as you. See what you think. It's on my website.
Enjoy Florida,
Deb Baldwin
http://www.debbaldwindesigns.com