Friday, May 2, 2014

Mailart and Flowers

Hello everyone!

Thank you all for your lovely comments on the last post.  The past few days here have been like summer.  The weather is so hot and glorious I can't believe it! I'm eager to get on my bike and cycle around soaking in the sun.  There are a few things I need to do first before I head out.  

Meari's mailart finally arrived the other day and she loves what I made for her.  Her niece was visiting and thought that the mailart is the bomb!! So cute! For the front of the letter I chose parts of a freebie pattern from the Snowflower Diaries called Tulips with Chick.  I chose my own colours and used an assortment of overdyed threads for the pattern. 


For the back, I used BBD's A Breath of Spring with DMC threads.  I didn't stitch the whole pattern, just parts of it.  


It was fun to make for her and I'm glad we did this exchange.  Thanks Meari!!

Here's a few flower photos from our little bike ride down to the flower store in the farmlands.  It's such a happy place to be!

Beautiful Calla lily

My favourite...lavender


Little pockets of golden sunshine..Marigolds


That's all for now.  I'll have more stitching to share after the weekend.  I hope to get some finishing done to show!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs

Anne



32 comments:

Vickie said...

I am so glad you two are having very nice weather. Nothing but cold, damp, rainy stuff here.
Sweet stitching. :)

Lesley said...

Pretty stitching,lovely flowers:)

Annie said...

Cute selection of springy patterns for the envelope. It would never have occurred to me to use the chick piece in that way. Glad to hear the mail finally came through.

Have a great weekend!

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so pretty! I'm sure she loves it. Great job putting it together! :D

Barb said...

Our weather has been amazing down here too! Such pretty stitching and of course, I always love seeing the flowers!

Margaret said...

So glad the mail art arrived. It's wonderful! I bet Meari was thrilled! Love the pics of flowers too!

Annette said...

Beautifull mailart you made. Thankfully it arrived. You never know. But so great!!
Lovely patterns you use. And beautifull fabric.
Your flower pic are awesome. Love seeing them.
Enjoy your bike riding. Im Working my last night shift. Then a week of. Enjoying spring break with the Kids. There Will be late of bike riding

Blu said...

Very cute mailart. The flowers are lovely.

Busy Lizzie said...

beautiful mailart and photos

Ele said...

How lovely!
Beautiful flowers, enjoy your sunny days

Annette-California said...

I am in Awe of your mailart! The envelope you stitched is gorgeous!
Blooms are so pretty! Thank you for sharing. love Annette

butterfly said...

Beautiful mail art you did a great job.
Lovely flowers, big hugs.

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic mailart!!! Do you actually place a letter inside it or is it stitched too??? Love this but have no idea how to make one :) Enjoy the lovely weather and the weekend xxx

Pull the other thread said...

Beautiful mailart. Such pretty flowers, a lovely way to brighten anyone's day.

KimM said...

Gorgeous mailart! And what lovely flowers. Hope our spring arrives soon ;)
xxx

Shirlee said...

Lovely mailart my friend! It is really warming up in your area ... all those beautiful flowers! Lavender is my favorite, but marigolds always take me back in time. My mother had them in her gardens every year.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful piece of mailart!

The weather is so odd, isn't it? Heat, and now rain! I did get my veggies planted yesterday so they got a good watering from Mother Nature!

cucki said...

So lovely...
Lovely mail art my dear...all the flowers are so sweet..
Big hugs x

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely designs on your mailart. When you send it does it go in a bag or cover so they can stamp it? I would be so scared to send it through the post like that!

Linda said...

Lovely stitching Anne.

Linda

Giovanna said...

Lovely mail art, and glad it arrived safely. Wonderful flower pictures too.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The mailart is very neat - I'm impressed. I like your flower photos as well.

Carol said...

I'm always fascinated by the way that mail art can travel through the postal systems intact! You did a super job, Anne--I know Meari loves it :)

And what a great destination for a bike ride--a definite happy place with all those lovely flowers...

Enjoy your weekend, Anne--hope you get in some more bike rides :)

Brigitte said...

Stitched envelopes are such great exchanges. I used to take part in some of them and it was always a lot of fun to choose the motives for the envelopes and to finally put the envelopes together. Your envelope for Meari is so beautifully stitched and finished and lucky you that it has arrived.

After the long winter that you have had this year it must be such a pleasure to see the green of the meadows and trees during your bike rides and to see the colours of the flowers, no matter if they are in nature or in a shop. Enjoy spring.

Chris said...

The mail art is wonderful! So glad that you are having glorious war days!

Andrea said...

Great stitching. Oh some beautiful flowers. So uplifting to see.

Jan Gartlan said...

Amazing mail art! How special. Glorious flowers

Valma said...

superb :D
This is nothing else than superb
great choice of colours, great stitching and such a wonderful finish
very well done ! :D
We have in the garden this kind of lavender you love :)
'butterfly lavender'...I enjoy it because it doesn't smell lavender too much (I really hate lavender smell...)
have a great week sweetie
enjoy the sun and hot weather
big big hugs
xxx

Meari said...

I was just reading through the comments and noted at how many were surprised that the mail art actually arrived, lol. I've done over half dozen sent all over the world and they all have reached their desinations. :)

I really do like what you sent! Thank you for agreeing to another exchange.

Your flower pics are so beautiful. The flowers here are just starting to open up. It's still been about 20F below normal on temps.

Julie said...

You've created a wonderful mail art gift for Meari, how lovely.
Such spectacular pics of the beautiful flowers.

♥ Nia said...

Such a sweet idea! Lovely :)))))

Stitching Noni said...

Your mail art is really pretty :)
Love your WIP's especially O Birdy :)
Hugs xx