Friday, 21 September 2007

Quick Photo Post

I'm pretty busy right now and haven't been doing much blogging lately. Here is a quick photo summary of the last week or so.

The QE2 visited us on it's last voyage before it's off to Dubai as a luxury hotel or somesuch nonsense - we nipped down to the shore to have a last look. Excuse the terrible pic.



I received my postcard for the Colour Combinations Swap I'm in with Unlimited Textiles group. I'ts from Sandy and it's really gorgeous.



This is a quiltie made from silk fibres made into a 'paper' with some throwsters waste and silk ribbon snippets added, then FME'd on top with beads added last. It looks nicer in real life but my photographic skills seem to be getting worse instead of better! I must stop photographing things on that background too (it's the plastic stuff I have on top of my dining table to protect it and it's not a good background!).



Postcard (first one I've ever attempted) done in the same way. I've a feeling I might have done it slightly wrongly in that I put wadding in the middle and fabric on the back - shouldn't it be flatter and have card or stiff vilene on the back? Maybe it doesn't really matter - I hope so.



Finally, thanks to everyone who comments on these posts and I just want to apologise if I have missed replying to you, I don't always manage it and so just wanted to say thanks for commenting and I do really appreciate all your input. xxxxx

12 comments:

Mary said...

Missed the QE2 here but got so much to do. I always leave things till the last minute.Thanks for the message Post when you have time I know I will love it! Have you started your next OU thing yet?

Alis said...

Oh lovely things!
Love your quiltie and postcard - great colours.

cd&m said...

Seems quite sad when these great liners "retire" doesn't it?

Annica said...

Wow! Your quiltie and PC are stunning!

Purple Missus said...

I think everyone makes their own postcards differently Sue. Some put vilene, some fabric and some use card that has been printed on. I usually put a heavy watercolour paper. Its all down to however you want to do it really. You needn't worry, both the postcard and the quiltie look good. Lucky recipients.

Gunnels blog said...

I really like your quiltie and postcard! Beautiful! And you know, it´s Unlimited Textiles, there are no rules! You can do the ppostcars as you like!!!!

katelnorth said...

I'm with Lynda - everyone does card differently. When I use batting (not so often these days) i prefer a card back for stiffness, but usually, I just use fabric on top of pelmet vilene, with a fabric back. It makes a thin but fairly stiff card and I really like the fabric back. On the other hand, with a card back, it's easier to print the back on the computer rather than having to hand write stuff... What it comes down to is there are probably as many different techniques as there are makers.

Love the silk piece, btw.

Dianne said...

Love your quiltie and postcard - the colours and textures look gorgeous!!

Homeleightigger said...

Your silky quilty and postcard are gorgeous Sue. Val
PS. 'whisper' I'm going on the last Med.Cruise on the QE2 NEXT Oct. so I hope they haven't retired it early!!

Barbara said...

Your postcards are wonderful!they are unic in the world of art!

Mary said...

Hi
Hope you get the thank you card. I love the pressies. When I frame them I'd thought I'd put some other bits in as well. I have one of those deep frames and I think the bathroom wall still looks a bit bare so they would look fab there I will photograph them and put a copy on the jolly old blog! Hope you are well. Mary

Sarah Nopp said...

I love these posts of your area. I think I need to start doing that too, of my area. We have lots of similar things here- fog, saltwater, evergreen forests, berries. And I bet everyone there starts melting and complaining if the temp gets over 90F/32C for more than one day in a row, just like here :)