Carol E.’s January-February Postcard

Based on this theme for January-February:

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Carol created this postcard:

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In Carol’s words:

It took me three weeks to even decide on a design but once I got going I enjoyed stitching it. The fabric for my ‘G’ came from my stash of fat quarters (‘G’ for grass & green) & so of course I chose grain to stitch – another ‘G’ word. The grasshoppers looked pretty dull by the time they were done so I used some rayon thread for their wings to help lighten them up. The painted background silk was a failure left over from a previous project, so great that I could finally use it!

My daughter thinks I should stitch a child’s book but trust me that is not going to happen! Can you imagine doing 26 alphabet postcards!?!

Kim’s January-February Postcard

Based on this theme for January-February:

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Kim created this postcard:

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In Kim’s words:

This time I decided to try using a batch of different threads I had. I have had enough of the white stuff, so the focus was green. I used a nice black felt for background. Then I created a lattice. Gold Beads were added to the lattice. I then used some green ribbon to make his one leg. Other threads were used to make antenna and other leg detail.

Joyce’s January-February Postcard

Based on this theme for January-February:

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Joyce created this postcard:

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In Joyce’s words:

Since Reginald and I didn’t see eye to eye I am introducing you to his cousin, Leroy. Leroy is quite smitten with Joeleen so wants to present a promise ring to her. He is dressed in a white silk shirt and black tuxedo jacket. The silk Habotai background represents the winter season with some ‘Snow’ couched down to add sparkles from those bright lights on Reggie.

Deb’s January-Feburary Postcard

Based on this theme for January-February:

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Deb created this card:

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In Deb’s words:

The grasshopper from Sandra really brought back memories. It was 1963, we were driving to Sonningdale Saskatchewan to visit my grandparents for the first time ever, it was hot, there was no car air conditioning and the closer we got to the farm the more grasshoppers there were. There had to be hundreds…maybe thousands! I mean they were EVERYWHERE! We finally had to close the windows in the car to keep the hoppers out, so we arrived hot, sweaty and in bad moods…especially my mom who was definitely NOT a country girl. Anyway, my grasshoppers are jumping all over the ‘hot’ wool felt ground…thanks for the memories!

Sue’s January-February Postcard

Based on this theme for January-February:

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Sue created this postcard:

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In Sue’s words:

As soon as I saw this image I knew the lit grasshopper was the one to make. I used some Northern Lights fabric for the sky as I have watched the lights so many times from Saskatchewan. To get the bronze reflection on the snow I placed a piece of bronze organza over the white fleece and scrunched it bit and stitched it into place. The grasshopper, I beaded in sparkly beads to make him gorgeous to look at.
This was a fun postcard exchange I will miss it.

Colleen’s January-February Postcard

Based on this theme for January-February:

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Colleen created this postcard:

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In Colleen’s words…

Note: To be read with a deep south accent 🙂

Hi y’all!
Mah name is Joeleen, Reginald’s main squeeze. Ah am all dressed up in mah beaded foiled dress ready to git on down and boogy!
Reggie call me his “angel eaheys” – ain’t he the sweetest thang? He just makes my irridescent black legs weak at the knees!
Y’all come down and see us.
Byah now,

Joeleen

(alias Colleen Darling)

January-February Theme

The theme for the first two months of 2014 comes from Sandra:

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Here is what Sandra has to say about the friendly grasshopper:

This is a couple of photos of a grasshopper sculpture by Wilf Perrault. In the summer it is filled with green plants and in the winter it’s covered in lights. This year, the antenna are red and the body is manly white with green on the legs.

Any Prairie dweller is familiar with grasshoppers. To me they are a symbol of our perseverance. For many years, when I worked as a writer, we referred to Saskatchewan as “Next Year Country” because no matter how bad things may be this year, no matter how many grasshoppers are in our lives, we always believe that next year will be better.

Here’s to a wonderful 2014 and our last postcard!