Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Postcards


I just finished up my swap postcards for February.  My theme this month is "I'm still sleeping".  Being a former wildlife biologist, I knew I had to do a hibernating animal.  Originally I was going to do a cute curled up little mouse or squirrel, and even made an attempt, but didn't really like it, so I went to the "dark side".   I used to work a lot at night with owls and bats in my old job, so I love bats, but I hope the recipient likes it!

I thought I'd share all of January's postcards with you too.  I joined 2, something I rarely do, but they were so much fun.  The themes were "Embellished Owls", and "Year of the Dragon".

I'm also doing a postcard swap with some other on-line friends, but the deadline is a few weeks away.  I have those started, but don't have much to show right now.

I thought I'd also show you the new home of our "barn quilt".  I love it!!

It's Tuesday, so I'm joining up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story's blog.  Come see what other folks are up to!

On a final note, yesterday was a dark day for me (maybe it influenced my design?), as I got a robo-call in the morning from the school that both my kids attend informing us of a threat that had locked down the school, and sent police to their campus.  I can't remember the last time I've felt that kind of panic, and knowing of the morning's school shooting in Ohio made things worse.  Everything was fine, but I was incredibly happy to see my kids after school.  I actually helped out at their school this morning, and everything seems back to normal.  Once again, though, it's a reminder of what I take for granted each and every day.  My heart aches for those who had a different outcome yesterday.

2 comments:

Beth said...

I don't think I like some of societies changes.... with the modern age. School used to be a 'safe' place.
Love the 'bat' and can't wait to see what you do for the online swap.

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

WOW look at all those cards! Ooooh Becky!! That "I'm still sleeping" card is freakin' brilliant!!!! So beautiful. Dang you are smart : )

And the firefly! You really are super-terrific at what you do.

~Monika