"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Thursday, December 08, 2005


My very own Mail Art envelope from the USA! Stitched on evenweave (or linen - not sure) and very carefully postmarked by the local post office staff. :>)
Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Gina,

What a wonderful keepsake that is! Such a great idea! Thank You for sharing it with us.

AnneS said...

What a gorgeous mail art piece - definitely worth waiting for :) The calligraphy is great too ... that's something I've been tempted to take up for years, but never got around to doing it - my favourite pens are still fountain pens ... only thing strange is that I use bright turquoise ink ;) Still love writing with a fountain pen though!

Gina E. said...

You are very welcome, Dawn.
Anne, if you are writing with a fountain pen, you are half way to being a calligrapher! Biros are handy, but because we can write faster with them, they tend to turn handwriting into a scrawl. If/when we get together, I would be happy to show you a few simple pointers on lettering that you can incorporate into using your fountain pen.

Danielle said...

Yay. There it is on the other side of the world! LOL. It was funny watching the post lady--she was so careful canceling the stamps. She was very concerned that it was not "properly" sealed, but alas it made it and in very good condition! It is always nice to see your work arrive to its destination. Enjoy!!

Barbara said...

Hey Gina, thanks for stopping by my blog. This is indeed a very lovely mailart you've received! They're very easy to make, and they can become quite addictive! :-)

Carol said...

This is so adorable! Best mail art I've ever seen! Love it!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Now that is a letter to put in one's heart pocket!

Beautiful idea!

Corey

OLD CROW FARM said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! As a cross stitcher myself, I can't imagine doing something like this and then sending it through the mail!!! I wish you lived in the USA Gina..I'm in the process of opening a little vintage junk shop and you would have a ball going through all my vintage linen! Keep posting pictures of your things, I love seeing them! Hugs, Sher