Posted by: maureenc | May 13, 2013

Butterflies are free

 It’s a mad dash to complete my current postcard swaps before Thursday, when I’m scheduled for cataract surgery.

Sure, there’s no real need to work so quickly, but I prefer to have the cards ready before time, just in case there are post-op problems.

I had already planned HOW I was going to work the cards, until………..!
I visited my local quilt supply shop for some overlocker needles, and there on the counter was this dusky pink fabric featuring butterflies and stamps!

What else could I do, but purchase a 15 centimetre strip and change my plans!

On cards number ONE and Three, I appliqued a digitised embroidered butterfly, whilst Card #2 had a dragonfly appliqued to it.
Card #1 also had a butterfly constracted of faux cabochon gem stones, whilst cards #2 and 3 had gemstone butteflies laid under tulle as there were no holes they could be stitched through to the background.

These will be sent to PostCard Mail Art members.

With these three done, I need complete some CQ themed cards and some with an African landscape theme.

Time to STOP reading and start stitching I guess.

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  1. good luck with your surgery!

  2. Thank Meta! I’m looking forward to seeing colours brighter and clearer!

  3. I love those! But that’s what I think every time you show new postcards. 😉

    • Thank you! A mutual admiration society (smile) Send me your postal addie and I will mail you a postcard.;-)

  4. How sweet of you to offer, but I live in the U.S. and I really don’t want you to have to go to the expense and trouble. Thank you so much for thinking of me though.

    • I regularly mail Postcards to USA as well as other countries. No problem!

      • Okay then, Thank you! I would love one of your beautiful postcards. I’ll send you my address.

  5. It’s in the mail!

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