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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
My International outgoing mail...
I can now post a pic of two cards that I recently sent overseas. Have just heard they have arrived at their destinations.
The first one here is a postcard sent to Liz in Kansas USA, for the StitchinFingers FPC group birthday swap. I used a piece of Indian woven cotton for the background and added some beads and stitching. A similar one was sent to Susan in Lancashire, UK. Sorry Gina, if you're reading this, for your birthday next month, I will have something different for you.
This ATC is also for a Stitchin Fingers 1-1 swap for the month of February - subject was Black and White with one other colour. I chose to do a stylised applique tulip and used the 'other colour' for the edging. Unfortunately the edging is a lot brighter than it shows here - I used an embroidery thread for the stitching. It went to Hopscotch in North Wales, UK.
I am also participating in an International Block Swap on Facebook. It is a centralised swap and there is approx 100 of us in this swap, being co-ordinated by Ruth in Canada. Today I posted 102 blocks to her. The rules for the squares was - 6.5 in finished; white on white for the main piece and batiks for the corners. The more variety the better. This is a sampling of 4 squares that are in my parcel winging their way across the big pond between us and Canada.
My local Aussie PO has been really pleased to see me lately - all my mail has been international - have to keep the posties of the world in employment! I do love getting mail from these swaps, it sure beats the 'window-faced' envelopes which usually have bills in them.