productive day AND July Giveaway

Well the holidays are over and the psychological shift is amazing! I just can't bring myself to do anything in the holidays (as far as meeting responsibilities is concerned). I did do some necessary paperwork at the beginning of the first week, but it took me 10 days to post it!! sigh.
I posted out all my (late) RRs today, as well as the June , yes June , giveaway. sigh.
I haven't even done the July giveaway...sigh.....
Anywho, it's all done now, AND i got my workshop stuff ready today. That is tomorrow and I would usually leave it until tomorrow. I am trying to see the benefits in doing things on time, and/or early. I used to pride myself on being punctual. Now I feel proud when I manage to get up in the morning....SIGH
Blah blah. Lets move on to the fun stuff. I needed a postcard , so I finished all the postcards that needed backing. See, being early for next time. Yay!
The colours are SOOO off in these. but I just couldn't get them right.
This first one is stitched with a Sassa Lynne thread.
This one took on a mind of it's own. It wanted to be a landscape. It is stitched with one of the DMC variations threads that Freda sent me.
These two are really bad colour wise. The are a beautiful deep, rich red. When I got them the right colour, the stitching looked shocking. So you have pics highlighting the stitching, then one that shows a truer colour.



And here is one of my round robin blocks. Theme = cream on cream. So far I have done the fly stitch leaves up the top left, and added the vine running through the lace around the silkie. I did not do the silkie. Still lots more work to do yet. Gerry likes super encrusted blocks.

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JULY GIVEAWAY

This will be July's giveaway. Leave a comment on this post to be in the draw. (It really is much more beautiful than it looks in the picture).


25 comments:

sossy said...

I think your work is always beautiful! I used to be on time or early too, until I had a child. Now I am lucky to be anywhere even close to on time! Oh well.:)

Anonymous said...

Jo, love your blog. Your work is gorgeous! Debbie (Maine)
rquirion@roadrunner.com

Ati. Norway. said...

You know Jo, that your postcards are irresistible ;))

Marty52 said...

Pick me... pick me!! ;0) As always, your stitching is inspiring.

NuvoFelt said...

Lovely postcard. Like the one with the Sassa Lynne thread too, thanks for using it.
http://sassalynne.etsy.com

Melusine said...

I'm giving into temptation and leaving a comment in case I am lucky.

By the way, have you had a package from me yet?

Lorenza said...

Your work is always stunning!

Jo in NZ said...

Melusine, I can't reply to your comment privately..so I hope you are reading.
No honey, I haven't received a package from you. You have me wondering now...

Ruth M. said...

wow, i have seen an embroidery postcard. it isn't rallt ever subject to the US postal sevice is it?? I would hate to see that beautiful stitching get trashed!!


Ruth

Jo in NZ said...

Ruth, all my postcards go thru the mail "naked" (as they are + stamp). Haven't had any mishaps yet.

crystal said...

wow, i have never saw anything like these, so unique and beautiful!!!
cyclona66@aol.com

***Jon**** said...

HI JO,
I am not a quilter but I love beautiful needlework. I'll be very happy if my name gets drawn for this.

alissa said...

Such beautiful and delicate stitching!

El rincón de Paloma. said...

Me encanta ver trabajos de crazy son una maravilla. Es una de mis asignaturas pendientes. felicidades

Candi said...

Oh Jo, they're beautiful! As they say, "we are our own worst critic's" The one for the giveaway is just gorgeous.
HUGZ:)
Candi

pineapple_ing said...

Hello Jo, I come to your Blog many a times to see what new things I can learn from your beautiful, creative stitching, But me bad!... I hardly ever post comments. Sorry!I'm even a loser with me own Blog. You have actually left me a sweet, helping comment on mine once, back when I first started blogging. I'm just not 'puter savvy. I am leaving a comment now though in hopes of winning your 'Giveaway' for this month, which happens to be my birthday month. It's also Ati's birthday month too... Isn't she a sweetheart! Anyways, you are too for sharing your lovely works of art. Thank you! ~ Ing in CA

Susan said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. Your work is beautiful!

I always used to be early. Now I'm always late. Sigh. I'm trying to get back to being early again, or at least on time.

MARGARET FIELD said...

wow, these pieces of work are beauuuutiful

Kate said...

Lovely postcards, Jo. Your work is always inspiring.

Kathy said...

I would love to have your postcard in my collection. Your work is beautiful.

cpullum said...

Love to win!! Priceless giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love your work. I love crazy quilting ,too, but seems I can nevr come up with anything that I think looks "good". I am trying to restore an old one that I bought at an auction. Very slow progress I am afraid. Your inspirations sure do help get my creative juices going! thanks.. Teresa

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Wonderful postcards as is your blog! I'd love to win your July giveaway card :))

Dagmar from Germany

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Won't be my last :-) What beautiful work ---- used to be on CQI and saw lots of your lovely pieces there -- I felt badly when I had to give up some of my groups. sure was nice to come across your blog tonight (well, early this AM)

Jackie in IL

jasminduft said...

Well, it does look very beautiful in the picture. I love it! Thanks for a chance to win it.