Aug 24, 2011

Bird on Blossom

... finally winged it's way to its new home.

I participated in a private mailart exchange with Evalina of This and That. I sent off the envelope over three weeks ago and was becoming worried it would never get there. Finally, I received word from Evalina that she received it!

Here's what I created for Evalina:

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Design: Bird on Blossom
from book, A Cross Stitcher's Odyssey
Designer: Joan Elliott
Fabric: 22ct Hardanger, hand-dyed by moi!
Stitched: One over one
Fibers: DMC
Embellishments: LaMode buttons #4537, fabric trim


So now I'm anxiously waiting for hers to get to me :)

51 comments:

Gabi said...

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Love everything of it, especially the bird.

Pam said...

Oh my gosh that is just stunning.. I've never heard of mailart before..What gorgeous work you've done on this project..

Lesleyanne said...

What a lovely piece. I would not want to send it via the mail though lol.

Barbara West said...

Veri Nice --Wonderful work of art--Barb

Sunshine said...

It's Beautiful!!!! and there's my favorite little Chickadee....
GREAT JOB MEARI!!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful keepsake for Evalina!

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Meari! I love the little chickadee...they are such pretty little birds. Congratulations on the finish! :-)))


Robin from Erie, PA/USA

Carol said...

How beautifully stitched AND finished, Meari... Hope you get yours from Evalina very soon!

Faith... said...

Beautiful as always Meari!

You do such fantastic work.

Julie M said...

That's beautiful Meari!! Glad to hear it arrived safely and what a wonderful gift for Evalina!

Berly said...

That is so pretty, Meari!

EvalinaMaria said...

Thank you so much Meari, I adore this piece. Can you believe it that I did not notice these beautiful flowers on the back? They were covered with a label! I had a pic this morning and, yes! they are there! I also forgot to mention how much I like the fabric you'd use inside the envelope. It's full of sparkles!

hugs

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous love the colours x

Vicky L said...

Wow! It is gorgeous! Evalina is very lucky lady!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!! I am sure Evalina loved it.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Shelley said...

Beautiful design. You do such exquisit work!

Sue said...

Oh Meari; this is absolutely gorgeous; you did a magnificent job!

Emily in NC said...

It is so beautiful, can't believe you can actually mail those, or that you would even want to. Scared after putting all that work in it would get ruined.

Jucó said...

wooow this looks like really great I love it! Congrats to the hand died fabric, the whole thing is perfect!:)

Carolyn said...

Meari,

So cute! You did a great job with the mail art.

socialsue said...

Wow! What lovely mailart u did! I love the chickadee and the contracting fabric. Great job!

valerie said...

Cute mailart Meari! Love the fabric detailing on the sides.

Pam in IL said...

OOOOO, that's beautiful!! LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous!

How did they cancel it? I would almost think they'd have to hand cancel it and I'm hoping that if they did it didn't mess it up in any way.

PattyS

lynda said...

Beautiful Meari!

Anonymous said...

Your mailart is lovely, and I’m sure Evalina loved getting it!

Tobie in So. Cal.

cowgirlfromhanna said...

Fabulous Meari! Love the hand dyed fabric and the pattern of course!!!

Kathy said...

Oh my, that is just gorgeous!! Beautiful work Meari. And perfect finishing.

Carol R said...

Stunning mail art Meari!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Meari!!

Karin in CA

Kay said...

That is so beautiful, well done!

Linda said...

I am always amazed by what you do in addition to school, homeowning, thriftstoring, etc. This is the nicest mail art I have ever seen. She is truly lucky to have a Meari gift.
Linda in TX

Akila said...

That is absolutely stunning. Love the entire look - the fabric, design and the trimming you selected. Congrats :)

Mary Ivancicts said...

Great work. Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and well made. Nice.

CC

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Your mailart is stunning. Great job.

Coleen

Anonymous said...

It's very pretty, Meari. Love the fabric colors you chose for it. Nice work, as
always. ;-)

Barb in TX

Anonymous said...

Meari

Your mailart is gorgeous. I love that picture, colors ,everything. Amazing beautiful work.

Tinna

Anonymous said...

Oh I think that's beautiful! I wish I could get something that nice as mail art lol. I did a postcard exchange recently and what I received wasn't what I had expected. But it was very nice. And it is displayed with my others.

Heather S

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful!! Thank goodness it arrived at its destination.

Jackie in PA

Dani - tkdchick said...

Gorgeous!!! Its taken our postal service awhile to get caught up from our mail strike this summer.

Anonymous said...

That is really gorgeous Meari! I have never seen any mailart before. What a neat idea.

Debi M

Mel said...

Beautiful as always my dear!

Kathy A. said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Meari. Lucky girl. The mail to Canada is still a nightmare even thought the strike has been over for a while. I hope they fix it soon

Anonymous said...

Lovely job on the mailart Meari and it sounds like your partner truly appreciated what you sent :)

Marcy

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, Meari.

Lynne

Anonymous said...

Meari

It is just gorgeous

Sarah

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful Meari!

Faith

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful Meari.

Tina

Anonymous said...

Your mail art turned out really well! Congrats on yet another
masterpiece :)

Glenda

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Your mailart is awesome. How did you do that? You put stamps on fabric to mail? Cute design.

Kathleen :)