Saturday, 12 May 2012

Starting a countdown & a giveaway win

It's 3 weeks on Monday till our exhibition! I can't quite get my head round it, not till after giving the workshop on Tuesday for Skye Quilters anyway. I've been slowly sorting things out for the day but then inspired by the Skyeworks Gallery having some cards last week & wanting some more already ;) & the 2nd monthly craft fair at Dornie on Friday (very quiet) I made 100 cards this week. Not all from scratch, just some of them. Others were laying around waiting to be processed. So process them I did ;)






















                                                                   
          You may have seen some of these designs already & having thought of the logistics of taking a pic of a pile of 100 cards I decided to get on with scanning them, for the wesite really; we're revamping it a bit. Anyway, with nearly a 1/4 of them going off to the gallery, another 1/4 an  order - lots of hearts, the 3rd 1/4 being put aside towards yet another order I only have the last 1/4 for myself......





 so I need to make some more ;)
























I'm still 'on holiday' so I'll be cleaning up some frames - one or 2 pics got a bit mould dusty leaning against the outside wall in the studio over the wettest winter we've had in a long time - this winter I'll be taking them in to the house or I'll invest in a de-humidifier! I'll also be framing up a few of the pieces not quite finished, the usual ;) Sorting promotion, invites... At least I've done it before!

The Middlest is home tonight after his first month at sea. Cadets seem to be given the worst jobs but isn't that the same everywhere? Someone's got to do it! He's off again in 3 or so weeks for 2 months this time. All good experience.













Last but not least I won a giveaway from Alex at Under a Topaz Sky  


 Wonderfully wrapped

I couldn't believe that I won somethong so like 'me' - rust dyeing, rusty washers & turquoise 'beads' all held together with fabulous stitching.

 'Along the Turquoise path'



It's a beautiful piece, with a lovely calming movement to it. It's on my mantlepiece to enjoy, the terracotta walls setting it off beautifully. Thank you Alex, I just love it!

even the lovely wrapping is a gift ;)

The layout you see here is NOTHING like I've carefully arranged on my post; if it aint broke, don't fix it, I say ;(


 Wish me luck for Tuesday!

20 comments:

Julie said...

Good luck for Tuesday Emma, you'll be fine! Love the cards. So much work!

Su said...

Good luck for Tuesday, I'm sure it will be a great day. The cards are lovely,lucky people who get sent one!

Suztats said...

Those are wonderful cards you've created. I wonder what the other 84 look like? Lovely, natch! Hope Tuesday's a sell-out!

Beverley Baird said...

Best of luck! All of your cards are gorgeous!

mano said...

good luck, emma! your cards are really beautiful. have a good tuesday! mano

ju-north said...

A wonderful selection!

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Good luck. Your cards are all so beautiful. Have a fantastic workshop on Tuesday x

Peneller said...

I love the cards Emma. Good luck for Tuesday.

artymess said...

OOOH Emma I want to buy the first card the ammonite its fab wish I lived closer to come.....good luck you'll do amazingly .......xx

Jill said...

I'm sure your workshop will be a great hit with the quilters. You have a great selection of cards - something for every (good) taste. Heard the weather forecast earlier so hope you haven't been washed away!

underatopazsky said...

The cards are gorgeous - I love that there is such a variety in your work. And thank you so much for your kind words about 'Along the Turquoise Path'. I'm delighted to think it has gone to such a good home. I forgot to say, the fabric is actually Japanese kimono fabric. Not sure if it's silk or a silk mix.

Julie said...

Lucky you Emma :-) Along The Turquoise Path is gorgoeus and I loved geting a closer look at it here. I won natural dyed fabric from Alex and that is beautiful too. I will get it on the blog soon and then I just need to decide how to use it!

Saturday Sequins said...

Beautiful cards, Emma! Have a fun class!

Also, I'm very excited that you'll be having an exhibition. Can't wait to read all about it!

Jan said...

Good luck, you will do fine as always. These cards look fantastic, I'm sure you won't be bringing any of them home again. Really unique and lovely.

Carole said...

Good luck for Tuesday, Emma! Here's to lots of sales and fun, fun, fun!

Linda Stokes said...

You have been busy - gorgeous cards & hope all goes well with your workshop & exhibition.

Iz said...

I'm sure you'll do hugely well with the exhibition and workshop - love all the cards! Enjoy the rest of your "holiday" and the time with your son before he's off again.

sue said...

Oh dear - I am a little late to wish you luck! I am sure it was marvelous! The cards are gorgeous - I particularly love the ones with circles - I am a bit of a circle fiend really! Great colours and styls!
x
sue

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Hi Emma, hope everything went well. Love that cards especially the one sixth from the bottom. I've been following the progress of Skyworks gallery on Facebook and think it looks wonderful. Congratulations on getting cards into such a lovely place. I asked how to apply as a supplier and got the info but now don't have time to make the stock! So I didn't apply in the end. All the best for the exhibition!

Linda said...

Hi Emma.....I've seen the photos on the Skyquilters website - looks like you did a great job! :-) (Love the photo of you especially)
100 cards sounds like quite a challenge - they're all fab and I love the ammonite (is that a stamp?)
Lucky you to get Alex's piece of lovely artwork.
XX