Friday, March 20, 2009

World Traveler

The more I look at this amazing card from Suzanne, the more things I see to love. Did you see the sewing machine stitching? - I love it. My favorite, though is the tiny green gingham ribbon. I have loved gingham forever, and this ribbon is just 1/4 inch wide, but has three little ginghamy checks across, plus green borders. Suzanne's artwork is made of seven different layers - you really have to see it in person to appreciate all of it.
Isn't this the cutest little Koala ever? His ears are gorgeous - you can get a closer look if you click on the photo. Such a talented knitter created him, and he came all the way from Australia! Suzanne (http://www.reeesas.blogspot.com/) made this beautiful card, and her mother knitted the soft gray Koala. Thank you, friends, for these wonderful gifts.
The only things I've ever knit are easy things like scarves. I wonder if I could learn to knit toys? And make cards? Think of all the fun I have to look forward to in my retirement years. For now, I guess I'll stick with fabric - I have such a lot of it to use. :>}

A very happy spring to those in the northern hemisphere, and a very happy fall to those of you in the southern portion of the world. We always have snow in April, but for now we are enjoying sunshine and blue sky!

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

Glad to hear he arrived safely. My mum will be very happy to see that he has a new home. As she nevers goes near a computer, she was so happy and amazed that he was on my blog. She will be even more amazed to see him sitting in his new home.
Have a good weekend.

The Gingerbread House said...

Your bear is a cutie...nice to have nice friends that care enough to send you such a sweet gift..
Ginny

Daisy said...

That koala is so cute and the card is beautiful too! What fun to receive a gift in the mail.