Collage Art Cards


I’m sitting in my warm bed, drinking cup after cup of my echinacea tea and reading a post by my blogging friend Tierney Creates. Her post reminded of the absolutely adorable cards I purchased on one of my visits to the coffee shop in Downsville, Wisconsin. The cards, handmade by Jane Foos, are, as stated on the slip of paper inside the package,

  • Collage Heart Cards
  • Made from: Upcycled textiles
  • Using: Raw edge appliqué and free motion stitched
  • Suitable for Framing: in a 5″x7″ frame

I discovered Jane’s cards during my first visit to Woodland Ridge in June of 2016. She stopped by the center to replenish her inventory. Just like back then, I simply couldn’t resist purchasing a few more cards. I enjoy giving these cards on special occasions. I think they add a special touch to the recipient’s day. As an added bonus I think of them as forever cards because of their unique nature. They definitely are worthy of framing.

Here’s a look at one of the cards.


If you turn the cellophane package over you will see this.


That’s my contribution for today! Make today a good one!

Cindy Anderson

Day Five: Last Day!


The fifth and last day of my quilting retreat finally arrived. By this time I was exhausted. Most of the spring in my step had pretty much disappeared and my mind felt a bit foggy and sluggish. But with only half a day left I had much I wanted to accomplish, so there was no time to waste.

When I turned off my sewing machine the day before I had stitched together twenty-four of the forty-eight flower blocks needed for the Harvest Melody Quilt. With my confidence high that I could finish the remaining blocks before it was time to leave I wasted no time getting started.

One by one I pulled together the units that made up each flower, then stitched and pressed their seams. With a whopping ten minutes to spare I finished the very last one. I was also able to cut and stack the spacer rectangles that would be inserted between each of the flowers.

While I was not able to get the Harvest Melody Quilt top assembled nor any progress made on the French Cottage Garden Quilt I was still very pleased with my accomplishments. I had finished way more that I had thought possible so how could I be disappointed. Here’s a photo of the stacked flower blocks.

I hope to get the Harvest Melody Quilt top completed very soon. Some how I will have to sandwich it in between the five quilts I have waiting to be longarm quilted, my husband’s upcoming surgery and a week-long visit with my grandchildren. On top of that, when I arrived home yesterday, I was sad to discover that I had the early signs of another cold. The germs that were setting in would present yet another challenge. Oh well! One thing at a time.

As I pulled into our driveway, at the end of my journey, I was warmly greeted by my husband. He was standing outside watching my progress on his Find Friends app. After sharing a warm embrace my husband and daughter quickly unpacked the car. Before I knew it my belongings were distributed to their intended locations. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that my husband had vacuumed all of the floors and did a bit of tidying up. How awesome! Thanks sweetie!

Well that’s a wrap! I will update you on the progress I make while adding the finishing touches to each of my Mom’s quilts. Who knows…I may even revisit the French Cottage Garden Quilt.

I had a wonderful time at my quilting retreat. Woodland Ridge Retreat center is a fabulous facility. If you ever have the chance to attend a class or want to schedule your own retreat I would highly recommend it! You won’t be disappointed!

If you would like to read all of the posts associated with my retreat, here are the links

Getting Ready

My Bags Are  Packed

Phew

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Many thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your interest!

Cindy Anderson