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 ( 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!


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..

Daisy said...

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