I was supposed to be quilting or dyeing or working on taxes. Did I do any of that?
Of course not! Instead I pulled out all my stuff to make postcards. I needed some new birthday cards and I wanted to work on my horizon series cards some more. I started with the birthday cards and decided to do them as horizon cards.
The fun part is going through my fabrics and creating the base landscapes. I love the shibori fabrics for water and sky.
For each of these I decided to do 2 stitched components: sky and distant horizon. Sometimes I'm not comfortable with doing the stitching totally free motion so I draw out a general path like I did for these clouds.
On this card I used some yarn to mark the distant horizon and stitched 1 puffy cloud on the right corner.
It's the stitched edges that really make the cards sing. You can click on this image to see them larger. I started changing colors on the edges after I saw the ones that Monika makes and seeing what a big difference it makes. I made 8 of these in one evening. I really love doing them. I'm working on a few more in the horizon series now.
I should be working on my quilt or doing taxes instead.
We are waiting on the snow to start here. Fortunately I don't have anywhere to go so we can stay home and enjoy it, no matter how much we get.
I've finished test driving cars so now just have to find the right one at the right price. The cars were so similar that the decision came down to the car that has adjustable lumbar support for the passenger seat. It's the only real fault with my current car. The passenger seat kills my back on long trips. Hopefully I am done with car shopping for at least a decade!