November 21, 2010

November Blissfull Swap...

My November swap partner in the Blissfull ATC Swap Group is Laura Q of Fun With This and That blog. We could choose our own theme this month. Laura was really busy creating, not only my ATC, but extra gifts to add to my package!

Her ATC card is a real work of art. She affixed a transfer image of one of her own watercolor paintings to the front of her felted wool card. Then she added hand stitching, beads, a teapot and cup and saucer charms.
The back of her card is equally beautiful. She stitched a bow to secure a paper tag with a sweet image of a child. Could this be her as a babe? I don't know for sure, but I love her personal touch!As if that weren't enough, Laura also included this array of Christmas gift tags. Aren't they wonderful?...and notecards created from her own paintings! Really, Laura. I'm nearly speechless at your generosity. (Alright. If you know me, you know I'm never speechless, but you get the idea.)

I was a little late in getting my card out to her, but I'm hoping it arrives in her mailbox today. You all know how crazy it's been here of late, but I'm sorry to have fallen behind on this obligation. I'll share what I made to send to her, knowing she'll have it in her hands soon.My card is called "By The Sea". I also used a transfer image from a photo I took of a seashell bowl that I keep in our front entry. (You can click here to see the image from my Seashell Sunday post.) Then I added machine stitching, real seashells and a silver sea horse.

I, too, added a few trinkets, which included silver charms, seashells and a tiny vial of sand from Siesta Key Beach to her gift package. I hope this brings a little Florida sunshine to her North Dakota home. Of course, you know I'd share a photo if I'd remembered to take one. (sheesh!) I'm hoping that Laura will post a photo of all the goodies I sent her way once they arrive.

6 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Donna. I just wanted to pop over and say hi or good nite before going to bed. What beautiful goodies you received from your swap partner. And you know I love the one you made. Gorgeous! Well it's almost Thanksgiving and here we are in the mid-80's again. No such thing as fall for us.

Sweet dreams and blessed tomorrows.
Love...Tracy :)

Michelle May said...

What a fun swap! Boy oh boy did you ever score with all those pretties! I know she will treasure yours too!
xx, shell

Jan M said...

Such lovely things arriving in mailboxes! If the mail person only knew what treasures they hold! Happy Monday!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Both of them are beautiful and lots of work and creativity went into both...you are great swap partners.

Wishing you and yours a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Charlene said...

SEW PRETTY!!!! Ha Ha little play on words but, you both did an amazing job! Enjoy! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Hugs!
Charlene

Beedeebabee said...

Oh how pretty Donna! Such wonderful goodies, and I love what you're working on as well, and I know your partner will too!!! xo Paulette ;)

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