Look at all the lovely goodies that have arrived.
First, these beautiful treasures arived as a gift from the lovely Lyn. I love reading Lyn's blog. She always has interesting posts and makes so many beautiful things. Go and visit when you've finished here.
Then, 2 DVDs that I had ordered from the ABC shop arrived: "Lost in Austen" and "Cranford". L in A was so enjoyable, I had to buy it, and as I only saw one episode of Cranford, I thought I might as well buy it too. Judy Dench was, as always, so delightful in her role (the little bit I saw) that it was a case of 'must have'.
Next was the first issue of this new magazine. Erica wrote about on her blog and after checking it out here, I decided to subscribe. It really is as good as it looks and sounds. Lots of creative talent by artists who are pushing themselves to go beyond the usual expectations. Very inspirational.
Get hold of a copy if you can, even if only from the library. I've only perused it so far, and I'm looking forward to settling in and having a really good read.
Then today, the 3rd (and final) ATC in the Black and Yellow swap I was in, arrived from LeeAllan. The other one from Rowan arrived a couple of weeks ago.
From the top: Rowan's ATC made with a lovely soft textured black background and bright, clear yellow ricrac. Rowan has only recently started making ATCs and his finish is superb.
On the left: LeeAllan's "Tiger Tail" ATC. Pieced background, machine stitched, with the addition of braided black and yellow embroidery thread. Very original thinking.
On the right: My Guitar ATC. Fussy cut guitar appliqued onto a yellow background using a fancy zigzag machine embroidery stitch, with our first initial and a star written on in ink. (Rowan's had an R and LeeAllan's had an L-A)
LeeAllan's ATC came protected by a card, which seems very appropriate this week. I had to show you, because it has given me ideas for a quilt using my collection of Australian Aboriginal designed fabrics. I won't be doing it any time soon, though, as I have enough on the table at the moment.