Monday, 9 January 2012

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

On the Popular Patchwork Forum someone put a jokey message about me and my Postcards, a little competition was set up - by me - for them to guess how many I have had sent to me, and how many I have made ready in my stash ready to send out. Here are pictures of said Postcards and the total at the end. Enjoy. This is the first box of Postcards SENT TO ME....

I laid them out on a table in their groups as far as possible...
Postcards all from my friend Di, who sent me my first ever Postcard, I loved it and so began my Postcard love affair...
I joined many groups to swap Postcards around the World, all the Postcards you will see are from groups I have been in or am still in...
One theme was to Pick-a-Word and make a card depicting that word, so where you see PAW, that is what the cards are about...
PAW...
Black and White swap...
Bugs swap to row and PAW beneath...
PAW and Oriental swaps...
Alien swap...
Song Title's, can you recognise them?
Hound Dog - Fishy on a little dishy and String of Pearls...
Cathedral Window swap, but I want to pint out something, these Postcards should be made of FABRIC, sometimes peeps use paper or card in the making of them, see the pink piece of paper...
I never got the front part, this is what can happen girls, so be aware...
4th July swap...
Beatles swap...
Flower of the Month swap...
Chocolate swap...yumyum I remember I received actual chocolates too with some of these...
Snow globe swap...The stars in the Globe actually move...
Various PAW...
Valentine Day swap and alphabet swap...
Leaves and Kites...
Batik and Circles...
Cats and Threads of Friendship...
Easter...
PAW...
Pocket...
Lace and Weaving...
Mardi Gras...
PAW and various others...
Flowers and Mother's Day...
These cards were sent to me by my daughter, the white cat is of her Oldest cat MAZ, long whiskers on it, went in the post as is, then a view from Italy where they stay, she made this on the balcony of their apartment there, then ROBBIE emblem card... All done by hand I should say too...
Crazy...
PAW...
PAW...
PAW...
PAW...
PAW...
PAW...
PAW...
Doll...











RUDE/RISQUE...but oooo...
PAW...
Individual swaps from Kath...
Kath's Son then made me this Postcard his very first one...
More from Kath...
Now this one I didn't notice for about a week had a secret...Kath informed me of it when I didn't remark on it to her... If you are of a delicate nature, do not look at the next two pictures...hahahaha I don't wish to offend anyone, it was done in fun...
Still OK with it?????

Next one you may want to skip although I have blocked the 'thing' out hahahaha...
No comment...
PAW...
PAW...
Patchworks...









PAW and Christmas...
The next three lots are cards I received from my Patchwork group, my Suzanne got some of them to make one card with a letter on and these are what I got from them all...Rebecca made the last one that says hohoho...

On to BOX number TWO...
Mother's Day...
Embellishing...
more embellishing...
Earth Day...
The next two lots of pictures are from Angela, we did a private swap through the year, she sent me these fabulous cards and I sent her ones of HATS for my theme...

Various themes...
Where are you from?
Birds and various themes...
Christmas...
Autumn...
Food...
from my lovely friend Elisabeth in Austria...
Various themes thought up by Katy on PP forum...
Ditto above...
Various themes again...
What were you doing on....
Mardi Gras, this is 6 x 4...
Buttons and Bows...
Where are you from?
Where are you from?
more where are you from?
Various themes and cards sent just for the fun of it to me...
Noughts and Crosses which you can actually play...
Various themes on PP forum...
more from the PP forum...
and more in next photo too...
On to my Stash of Postcards ready for sending when needed, here is the box I keep them in...
Scrappy bits trapped under all sorts of stuff...
Duplicates of cards sent out as swaps...
Various cards, the palm tree one is one I made as a template, I was asked to make these for someone who had a shop in Hawaii, I think I sent about 6, never heard if they sold...
Scraps of fabrics trapped and quilted...
Backgrounds made on my Embellisher machine then quilted and embellished with beads...
First attempts with Tyvek, Hot Gun and melty stuff...
trapped threads then quilted...
Angelina experiments...
Angelina and quilted on top...
Quilted cards...
Various quilted cards...
Trees, I love doing my tree cards and my leaf cards...thread painted...
Oh I quite like doing the Dragonfly ones too...
Ginkgo leaves...thread painted...
I saved and pressed some Hydrangea petals, dyed some of them, then made these Postcards...I will do this again with other flowers, they were fun to make...
Hubby pointed this out to me, so it is a duff one, can you see? The edge is coming away, the voile wasn't wide enough at the corner...reject....
the lovely Caz from the PP Forum sent me a chenille cutter and I played with it one day, made these two cards, they are very thick...
I made some of these this year for some of the neighbours, quick and easy to do...
and here we are up to date, I made these for fun as I love making the Firework cards, they are very time consuming, but hey, what else do I have to do???
This is a picture of the drawer I keep all my 'bits' for making Postcards in,
there are cards primed ready for use in here and pens for writing on them,
tiny scraps of fabric which 'do' for the Postcards too.
So there we are, all my Postcards, once again for you to see, and a lovely trip down Memory Lane for me of course, so what was the total?
POSTCARDS SENT to me =====412
POSTCARDS in my stash ready to send out======78
I best make some more then!!!
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Next are my ATCs
but they are for another day
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7 comments:

QuiltandPatch said...

Fantastic selection there jan thanks for sharing them!
WHO was it that set this challenge of guessing how many pc's you had??????????????????????????????????

Leah said...

What a great array of cards. It is fun to see them all. I even recognize a few of them. :)

One time my postman asked how many cards I had and then said, "no let me guess" He guessed and was only off by 15. He must have enjoyed them as much as me. :)

Maggi said...

Amazing Jan. Thanks so much for sharing. It took me ages to find the two I had sent you!

Cookie said...

wow, what a collection. thanks for sharing.

Diane-crewe said...

That is a LOT of postcards xx

Caz said...

My favourite,,, got to be the Fluffy Bunny with a secret!!! They are all brilliant, though!

Susan said...

hi Jan I loved swapping post cards it was exciting getting them through the post. I enjoyed scrolling through them and was delighted when I recognised mine. Oh how such simple things bring us such joy. thank you for such a pleasant trip down memory lane xxxx