Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Inspired Words~Friendship


I am covering a number of things in this post.
First of all
I have joined Yiota, in Greece
in choosing some inspiring words,
for
'Inspiring Words Week'.

Secondly I have finished my third postcard
for
Kelly is from the United States.
The theme for March is
'Words to live by'.

My word for today is
Friendship.

You can see it on my postcard,
along with;
love,
health,
faith,
wisdom.
I added in large appliqued letters
Family.
I hand quilted;
create,
learn,
cherish.
To me,
all words to live by.

I thought it would be an easy postcard to do.
I had a clear idea in my mind
as to how it should look.
But I was not pleased with how it turned out.
So I started again
with the postcard that you see here.
It is okay,
but not really how I envisioned it.
However, I will leave it at that,
for now.
I practiced my machine quilting again,
but I'm not sure you can see the little quilted hearts.


So, friendship!

A parcel arrived for me yesterday,
all the way from Australia.
All the way from Robyn at Daisy Quilts,
Robyn who is the chief administrator
for the Hexagon Quilt Along blog I belong to.
To celebrate the first anniversary of the Quilt Along blog
Robyn organised a giveaway,
which I won!


And this is what I won!


A lovely book
containing plenty of inspiration
for some new projects.
Which I will no doubt share with you,
once I have made some of them! 

Then there's this little felt brooch
sent to me by Alison from England,
along with some other goodies
some time ago now,
and I don't think I mentioned it at the time.
I wear it on my woolly hat all the time at the moment.

Then we have two of our boys.
Rufus and Arthur.
Brothers.
They've been apart for the last couple of years,
but they seem to remember each other
now that they are back together.
Brotherly friendship!


So many ways to experience friendship.
And I love the way that the internet
shares friendship
around the globe.



11 comments:

Daisy said...

Your postcard is very pretty, Lynne! The book that you won looks like it will have lots of fun ideas in it for you to work on. I'm grateful for my friends I've made through blogging too. :-)

Pomona said...

I love the combination of words and needlework - I think it looks beautiful. Blog writing is a wonderful way to build ties of friendship right across the world - I am glad to have discovered your blog!

Pomona x

Kath said...

Meeting you and geting to know you has been a delight. Reading about your life and your doggie family is a great pleasure. I agree, I too, have met some amazing people, talented, kind hearted and fascinating. Good old internet!

Vintage from the Village said...

What a lovely postcard that is, it must have taken you ages
Best wishes
Sue

Yiota said...

This quilt is beautiful and yes, I can see the hearts by enlarging the picture.
Very good choice of word - friendship; precious!

ADonald466 said...

The postcard is lovely and the book looks really interesting!

Sarah said...

I love that too Lynne! I like your postcard. I can see the hearts-very sweet!
Hope you are having a lovely week.

Sandi Butler said...

A very sweet postcard, Lynne! You have put a lot of thought and work into it, well done!
Congrats on the book win, lucky duck, lots of projects in there for inspiration.

Claus said...

What a lovely project! I do see the hearts, and I think all the words are so meaningful, that together hearts, lovely words, and pretty fabric made an amazing card. Congrats!
Love the yellow flower! It is very exciting to get an abroad parcel, huh? just the fact that it was sent from miles, and miles away, is great. And coming from a friend? all the more special! Isn't it amazing what a good use of Internet can offer us? I am blessed to have met so many wonderful people...you included of course!! :-))
have a lovely day.

Lorraine said...

great fabric postcard and well done on winning that book it looks great

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

the stitches are lovely. it makes me want to try some of that kind of stitching. i think i would need to learn how, first off.