Dec 31, 2013

On This Eve...

I would like to wish all my blogging friends....


I received word the Christmas mailart I made for Anne finally arrived.  She was extremely thrilled with it.

 
Design: Star Bright Giraffe
Book: 100 Cross-Stitch Ornaments by Carol Siegel
Fabric: 18ct Red Aida
Fibers: DMC, Kreinik Blending Filament
Embellishments: Mill Hill Beads

Design: Penguin Pair
Book: 100 Cross-Stitch Ornaments
Embellishments: White/Gold Flecked Ric Rac,
Gold Glitter Star Button, Snowflake Buttons


It was really fun to create this mailart.  Thanks again, Anne, for doing this exchange with me. :)

Just a note about the penguins... I changed the colors of the hat and scarf to match the ribbon around the giraffe's neck so that they coordinated.

40 comments:

Donna Pheneger said...

Very pretty! I never though of doing mail art - always though the post office would ruin it when it goes through their machines. But it looks like it made it beautifully!

Ruth said...

Your mailart is beautiful. You have wonderful talents. Ruthie

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Wow!! I never heard of this! What's inside? More stitching or just a note?

Shari said...

anyone would be honored to have received this.....gorgeous!

Katie said...

Gorgeous piece!

Happy New Year!!!!!

Vickie said...

Fabulous choices. It turned out great!

Carolyn NC said...

Adorable! Happy New Year!

Vicky L said...

So very gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Denise SA said...

So beautiful

Mrs. Stash said...

Thank you for taking the time to share your talents. I hope that the new year will be filled with joy and inspiration. Donna in TN

Shelley said...

Beautiful!!!
I really need to make another mail art. I haven't done one since the class you taught and I stitched for Rene la Frog... I need someone to stitch it for though.

Mouse said...

oooooooooooooo pretty mail art .. this is something we want to try but haven't been brave enough ... any tips welcome ...lol
wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

htimcj said...

Your mail art is beautiful!
Heidi-ILCS

Faith... said...

It is beautiful Meari!

Hope you have a safe New Year's Eve and a wonderful New Year!

Fay and Charlette said...

Very nicely done, Mearu=i. If you design enough of these, you can pubish them yourself! How cool would that be? Happy New Year!

MaryT said...

Meari,

Love the mailart, really cute! Also Happy New Year to you!
Mary Louise in IN

*-* said...


Thanks for the 2014 well wishes, Meari.

I love the Christmas Mail art. What a thrill to receive such a wonderful item. I did a mail art exchange once, on linen & sent to my partner.

All the best for 2014 to you & yours.
K.

Angela P said...

Beautiful finish! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Great mail art Meari. I would have no idea where to start with something like that. I admire that you know how to do so much.

Debi

Anonymous said...

The mailart piece is adorable, Meari. The cupcakes in your Christmas round up look yummy!

Sandy in NM

Anne said...

Yay! Happy New Year Meari!! Your photos are waaay better than mine!! Love walking by my shelf and picking it up and checking out the penguins and giraffe!!

Anonymous said...

Your mail art is beautiful and want to wish you A Happy New Year.

Marl

Pam in IL said...

The mailart is too cute!

Happy New Year to you and I hope you don't have too much snow to shovel tomorrow!

Kay said...

Very pretty!!! Happy New Year! I hope the new year is kind to you!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I love your Mail Art Meari...that is so pretty....

Are you going to start anything new this year?

What have you been stitching on lately?

Don't shovel too much and please be careful...

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you!!




Looks like your frigid weather is heading toward central Ohio - I just looked and we have some snow coming with -10 wind chill tomorrow and -5 on Thursday - brrrrr - but ya know what - that's ok - March is just around the corner!!

Wishing you the best for this new year!

PattyS

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful! I enjoyed looking at all the photos.

Jackie in PA

stitcherw said...

Love the mail art pieces, they're gorgeous. My favorite was the penguins, so cute. Enjoyed seeing the Christmas photos too, glad you could get the camera working. The little ornament with the pup did look like Celeste. Your earlier post of goodies was fun too in that I received a fun little blue snail tape measure just like the one you got, it's so sweet and sits on my end table (when the kitten hasn't stolen it to bat around, LOL). Have a wonderful new year, Sue

Anonymous said...

Love your holiday décor and stitching Meari. As always cute mail art & thank you for the lovely card. We adore pet themed cards. Our 6 furry friends bring us much joy and laughter. Great exchange gifts which will keep you busy in 2014.

hugs,
Mare

insidenumbertwenty said...

love the mail art! Happy New Year to you :)

Chris said...

Happy New Year! What a great exchange!

Berly said...

Your mail art is stunning!! You seriously need to give me an in person class on the finishing aspect of this.

Addicted to crafts said...

Yuku turned out beautiful with all the BS and FK..Congrats on your finish.

Meadows08 said...

I'm ordering this book on Amazon right now! My daughter is crazy for giraffes. Beautiful stitching Meari.

Loretta said...

Love the mail art ~ beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Mail Art.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your Christmas Mailart! I have never seen anything like it and it is simply beautiful!

Debbi Moss

Julianne said...

Love your mailart! I sent you an e mail about your D Morgan I' m Dreaming of a White Christmas. Did you get it? Would love to hear from you. Thanks!

glenda said...

ok now..that is a seriously awesome 'raffe! I love 'raffes!!! (At some point in my life they went from giraffe to raffe...go figure lol)

I am very impressed by this one..it is certainly my fave so far.

Well done!

Akila said...

Oh my goodness such a pretty and bright mailart. Lucky Anne for receiving this.