A day at home!

K8OrlandoJune 25, 2013

Luxury of Luxuries! Workers are at my house today replacing the patio screens that were damaged a few weeks ago in a big storm. At the last minute, DH Jim could not arrange to be home today so here I am, at home with an unplanned day off. You all know exactly what I'm going to do right? Yes! I'm in the sewing room, with the door open so I can hear if a screen guy falls off a ladder, but my indulgence for the day is sewing, sewing, sewing. I have lots of other chores that need doing but I'm not going to waste an unexpected day off on housework. I think I may try those cute fabric postcards...

Kate

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littlehelen_gw

Enjoy ... Enjoy ..., but I'm secretly jealous :-)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:43AM
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msmeow

LOL, Kate, enjoy your day! I would do the same thing. :)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:51AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

That's great, Kate! And yes, don't waste this day on chores that will always be there and have to be done over and over again. Have fun and enjoy!!!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:12AM
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jennifer_in_va

No point wasting the day on chores which you weren't going to do during the day anyway. You go! Can't wait to see what you can get accomplished!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 12:53PM
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petalpatsy

Good for you! I applaud!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 5:09PM
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lola99

Have a great day...but you know we will want pictures!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 5:34PM
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K8Orlando

OK, I have pictures! I've had a great day, all to myself. I made nine 4"x6" postcard; 4 are ready to be mailed to sick or stressed friends who could use a little cheering up and the rest are just lacking the paper backing which I'll print tomorrow when I get more card stock.

Here's the backing I made - or is it the front of the postcard? I'm not sure, but it's the part you write on.

Here are all 9 of the cards I quilted today:

I ended up liking them all but these are a couple favorites.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 6:37PM
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littlehelen_gw

Your cards are fabulous...they look great...what fun!!! So glad you had the day to yourself ,your creativity and your machine!
V.
(I'm still jealous,but happy you got to enjoy the day;-))

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 6:58PM
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nannykins

Those are just beautiful!!!
I think you had a profitable day.
Theresa

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 6:59PM
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lindaoh_gw

Lovely cards!!! I'm glad you had a fun day.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 8:28PM
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nanajayne

Those were worth taking the day off. Love them and great job on the posting part.
Silly ?....is the postage the same for these fabric cards as with other postal cards??

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 8:40PM
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bloomorelse

What a fun way to spent unexpected time off work. The cards are lovely.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 9:05PM
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K8Orlando

Jayne - i think the postage is a bit more because they have to be handled by hand instead of going thru the postal machines.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 9:12PM
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loisflan

Adorable post cards, Kate. You really made good use of your day. Did the screens ever get fixed?

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:01PM
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K8Orlando

Screens are 1/2 done and they said they would finish tomorrow. Sadly, I can't spare 2 days at home so I'll have a neighbor checking in on the workers.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:29PM
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bev2009

The cards are beautiful. Several people are going to feel very special receiving them. You have such a sense of design to be able to just sit down and create all those in one day. How long have you been quilting? I can see myself improving, but I hope someday I can reach your level.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:24AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Kate, I'm so proud of you for taking time for yourself in your sewing room. It's a learning experience to put your desires first when it comes to sewing/quilting, especially when you think something else should be done. Fortunately (or unfortunately), I could very well be the queen of that way of thinking. (It's a different story when children are around)

That being said, your cards are fantastic and I like how your quilting accents the fabric. You are so talented and artistic!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:42AM
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teresa_nc7

Love the postcards! Hmmmmm.....an unexpected day off.....hmmmm......my throat feels a little scratchy today...cough-cough.......must be coming down with something.....cough-cough...

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:53AM
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K8Orlando

I recently saw a posting on facebook that said "Men take a day off just for a day off. Women take a day off to catch up on housework." Too true and too sad! This was unusual for me but I think I'm going to try to do this once a quarter: 4 days a year, just for a day dedicated solely to quilting.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:55AM
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day2day

Lovely postcards.
You sound like you had a heavenly day. Good for you.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 1:54PM
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quiltingfox

Cool! I have never made cloth postcards, but yours look cool!

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 6:29PM
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sunnycentralfl

Great design work (labor of love) on the cards...great on the decision to do them instead of the housework!
You are an inspiration!

Hats off to you!
Gwen

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 8:56AM
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beth7happy

ohhhhh THOSE are so cool!!! Hmmm....did you create a tutorial yet??? *giggle*

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 11:03AM
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K8Orlando

Beth, there are several tutes on youtube! Many use Timtex as a stabilizer but I just used regular batting, then sewed the little quilt onto cardstock. First batch mailed on Friday!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 4:02PM
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tuppermom

Wonderful cards Kate!
Did you design the backs or are they available to be downloaded? I found some in the internet but they are very plain in comparison to yours.
Maryv

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 7:45PM
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K8Orlando

I couldn't find any backs I liked either so I designed these. I use a Microsoft software called Publisher because it's easy to place graphics where you want them.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 9:58PM
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beth7happy

...talk about a very cool use of gorgeous scraps that hurts so bad to throw away!! ....that k8 is so doggone clever!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 8:39AM
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lola99

Don't know how I missed the pictures in this post earlier - your post cards are fantastic! Have you heard from any of the recipients yet? Did they make it through the mail without damage? What a wonderful day you had...it makes me smile just to think about it.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 10:21AM
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quiltnhen

These are wonderful!
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 1:54PM
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