Saturday, September 6, 2008

Poppies from Hoorn, Spiderweb Felt

I received this lovely wool felted post card called "Poppies from Hoorn" from my dear friend Inge from Hoorn, Holland. This is Inge very first wool felted post card. Isn't it truly lovely? Note the wee mouse peeking out of the curly grass. The poppies are made from Silk Rod unwrapped with beads added in the middle. Inge added wee beads and embroidery flowers all over the post card. Inge told me that there is "Wild Poppies" growing along the sides of the roads from Hoorn to Amsterdam and she thinks they are so beautiful to look at and is amazed that they survive all the fumes from the cars that travel theses roads. Thank you Inge for this lovely post card.
I also order two lovely stash bags from Helen Suzanne Alexander who lives in the Isle of Lewis, Hebart UK. Helen is a Mix Media Artist who creates truly beautiful "Spiderweb Felt", oil paintings and other pieces of art. When I saw Helen's spiderweb felt on her website, I knew I needed to have some to be able to see it up close. Helen created spiderweb felt in many shades of colors especially for me. Thank You Helen.
Helen stash bags also included lovely beads, wool roving and all kinds of fibers to use in creating my own spiderweb felt one day. Thank you Helen for your generous Stash Bags.

Next week DH and I are off for a wee drive around Michigan. I am scheduled for a wool felting class at Kim's "The Flower Lady's Farm and Woolery" in Levering, Michigan. I am so looking forward to seeing Kim again and taking her class. So I will have lots of photos to share with you all when I get home.

Take care all, Hugs Judy

11 comments:

quilter said...

Hi Judy, thank you for posting a photograph of my poppies card!! I had fun making it and it makes me so happy to hear that you enjoyed receiving it!! No I haven`t done any embellishing, I did however finish two quilts, my Japanese sampler and a stack `n whack quilt ( been working on this the last three years), so now my table and my mind are cleaned up and I am now ready to start some new projects.
I am feeling much better now, I had a little health dip....dad`s home from hospital and doing much better so we`ve decided to go on a vacation too!! We have bought last minute plane tickets to Atlanta so if all these hurricanes stay away we will be travelling south to Florida and if the weather forecast for the south is not good we will head to the north of Georgia and enjoy the countryside, sunshine and offcourse I also hope to visit a quiltshop on the way! We will be in the USA for two weeks. Judy have a great trip next week, give my love to Bill, hugs from Inge in a cloudy Holland

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely card to receive. Have a great time away

Genie said...

a Beautiful card Judy, lucky you. look forward to see what you do with your Stash Bag from Helen,
Have a great trip .
Hugs Jean

Heather said...

What a beautiful card Judy, the colours are lovely, it is nice to have such talented people to share with.

Warmest regards - Heather

Helen Suzanne said...

Hi Judy,
Glad your stash bits arrived safely. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with them. I'm sure it will be worth the wait :D

Solstitches said...

I adore poppies and this postcard is so lovely with its vibrant colours.
Enjoy your trip!
Hugs,
Margaret

Maureen said...

A lovely post card, have a good trip and class next week, look forward to seeing what you do.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Everyone, Yes, I feel very fortuately to have received the lovely poppy card from Inge. I am ready for a bit of a break from the routine of home and the class with Kim. Chat with you all soon with hopefully some more photo of my weee trip. Hugs Judy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Everyone, Yes, I feel very fortuately to have received the lovely poppy card from Inge. I am ready for a bit of a break from the routine of home and the class with Kim. Chat with you all soon with hopefully some more photo of my weee trip. Hugs Judy

Jane said...

Pretty poppies! Have a great time on your trip, enjoy your class and the time away. Sorry to say that you will see no color up here yet. Maybe in dabs, but the peak is a ways off yet. See you on your return and looking forward to hearing about what you learned from Kim.

sparkle jars said...

Thank you for sharing the poppy card your received...so beautiful!

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