Postcard for Lynn

So, being totally inspried by Allies latest creation of the beach scene, AND at the same time asked by a friend to create something "Kiwi" with the red flowers, I did a kinda abstract beach scene.

Being abstract-ish, I will explain..

First, we have the piecing - the sea, beach and the bush (forest....you know, lots of trees...)



Then the stitching. I wanted the pohutukawa flowers to be the focal point, so instead of a whole lot of tiny red dots , which would of been perspectively better, and more true to what out bush looks like in summer, they are big and lovely!



Added a few beads and 'white horses', and we are done. This is already in the post, for a special event.





on a final , jolly, christmas note, I wish blogger would get their shit together and stop upgrading to useless functions that dont work!!
"BLOGGER" I DO NOT LIKE THE NEW PHOTO UPLOADING TOOL! IT IS CRAP! ARE YOU LISTENING??"

Merry Christmas, in case i am not back before then!

22 comments:

Lorenza said...

It's so beautiful! Merry Christmas Jo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lovely postcard! And Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jo.

Marty52 said...

Oh, well done, Jo! Those flowers are so cool... also, I really like the way you did the white caps in the water... inspired! Have a very Merry Christmas, dear Jo, and a Happy, Hopeful New Year!

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful postcard! You know, Typepad is just as bad about implementing "new and improved" features that annoy the crap out of me.

Di's Quilting and Craft said...

This is one of the nicest and creative postcards I've seen all year. The recipient is so very lucky.

tangoandcha said...

Gorgeous. Beautiful, and evocative without being "a picture" - I love it!

virtualquilter said...

Wishing you and yours a happy Christmas and wonderful new year!
Judy B

Erica said...

Jo, you have captured an iconic Kiwi Christmas scene. The large flowers capture the red explosion which enhances our beaches at this time of the year. Awesome!
Erica

Gerry Krueger said...

That is drop dead gorgeous and using red ...my favorite color...

Gerry K.

SandyQuilts said...

Very nice.

You don't have to use blogger to upload your photos.

I personally store all my photos at webshots and just use the "link it".

OR you can use Windows Live Writer
http://download.live.com/writer

In both of the above your photo size does 'not' count against bloggers limit. Once you reach the limit you'll have to delete some postings with photos or start paying. I assume other photo storage places similar to webshots work in the same manner.

JMO

FredaB said...

Hi Jo

Beautiful rendering of a landscape with the Kiwi flowers. Whoever is getting it will love it.

Have a great time with your family at Christmas and will look for you in the New Year.

Hugs

FredaB

Sharkeysday said...

Absolutely LOVE the postcard (and especially the flowers) and your last comment made me giggle.

I hope they are listening! :P

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Hi Jo. Glad to see you still have your sense of humor going! I love what you've done here with Allie's beach scene for inspiration - I'd love to figure that one out in needlepoint. Good Job!!!

SharonH said...

Beautiful work...

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is Awesome Sauce, Jo!!!

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

Beautiful!

Tozz said...

Lovely post card and I hear you complaining about the bloggers photo upload. Try windows Live Writer to do your blog posts...so much better.

Elmsley Rose said...

Hi,
I hear your frustrations about Blogger. A friend put me onto Windows Livewriter awhile ago. It's free. You can edit (and it has MUCH better editing facilities than blogger) offline then upload when you want to (even set it to a day or whenever later). It is MUCH faster to upload photos because it's only getting them from the local hard drive, and publishing to the net takes hardly any time either. I thoroughly recommend it.
(Just Google Livewriter)

anne said...

This is fabulous!!! I didn't see yet what Allie made but yours is really nice.

Frugal Kiwi said...

Love, LOVE the pohutukawa work. I've been thinking about adding some crewel work to some of my felting and this is an inspiration.

PS-You might want to consider WordPress on of these days.

perches said...

That's amazing. I'm just in awe of your needlework.

mamazerty said...

waouh!!!!(it means:"so amazing!")