Posted by: maureenc | July 28, 2015

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Hummingbird House Postcards

I really am not brave enough to check how long it is since I last blogged, but as I have excused myself “several” times before the urge to stitch and create has abandoned me for nearly a year.

Late in June I heard of a Craft and Gift Fair being arranged by Quota International of Redcliffe Inc to assist in raising funds for Hummingbird House, the first Hospice in Queensland to be purpose designed for children

“Hummingbird House is a joint initiative of Queensland Kids and Wesley Mission Brisbane with the vision of creating an innovative and sustainable respite and hospice facility addressing a significant gap in Queensland’s paediatric landscape. Establishing Hummingbird House will deliver a supportive home away from home for families impacted by a child’s life-limiting illness.”

And because the Probus group I belong to recently had Paul Quilliam (CEO of Hummingbird House) as a guest speaker, I was keen to help, so I decided to sell my fabric postcards and donate all proceeds to the fund.As luck would have it, I “found “some hummingbird fabrics available on the internet and purchased some ten FQs to use for cards.

Hummingbird House Postcards

Hummingbird House Postcards


Anyway, after a week of burning the midnight oil and making my loyal Janome work overtime. I had about 25 Hummingbird themed cards for sale, as well as 75 “general” themed postcards.

I hasten to add that most of the general themed cards were from a stash that built up over the year as I made cards for various on-line swaps. I learned yesterday that over 500 people visited the show on July 4. Unfortunately, I didn’t sell as many cards as I hoped, but I was still able to donate $150 as result of sales.



  1. Such beautiful animal-themed cards, Maureen. I really like the giraffe one. Bright orange and cheery. So nice of you to participate in the charity initiative and give up your time for it 🙂

  2. Thanks for leaving comment Mabel. The giraffe was one of a set I did using the WWF (for nature) theme : Hands off my parts; my way of making comment against the vile practice of slaughtering animals for”medicine” and tourist souvenirs.

  3. What a lovely idea, Maureen. It’s a shame the cards didn’t sell as well as you’d hoped, but $150 will buy something that will make their lives a little easier.

  4. Well done, Maureen. It’s a grand total. Such a kind gesture. I’m sure your Janome loved the attention. I still can’t sit at mine for long enough to do anything worthwhile. I stand in the kitchen – but that is not good for a bad back either! No apologies needed for not blogging….. It happens 😉

  5. They’re beautiful!

  6. Love the Dragon Flies and the Hummimg Birds are so delicate and beautiful 🙂

  7. Thanx for visiting. I checked your blog out also 😉

  8. Well it’s taken me three visits to make up my mind which postcard is my favourite but I’ve finally managed to choose one … {drumroll} … and my winner is … the dragonflies. Ohhh but such a diffcult decision. They’re all really beautiful.

    Congratulations on raising the $150. A worthy amount, and all raised with a beautiful, kind and warm hearted effort on your part. Well Done!
    ~Cobs. x

  9. Thank you Cobs.I love fussy cutting fabrics and placing them on varying backgrounds. In the case of the dragonflies, the background came after using that “magic foam” and Christmas baubles imprint as a stamp.


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