Friday, November 25, 2016

October Lottery of Fabric Postcards

November 2016
Sheree McKee

I WON the lottery in October... a fiber postcard lottery that is!  But this lottery makes me just as happy as any $$$ could.  For the last 3 weeks, nearly a dozen surprise postcards have been arriving at my home in Michigan.

My FAV swap group holds a monthly FPC (fabric postcard) lottery.  Anything goes!  Your theme, your subject, your experiments!  PostCardMailArt is a Yahoo Group with 80+ swapping members.

Here's what arrived ~

Alesia in Tennessee
My FAV colors of purple and orange!
Barbara in Maryland
Recycled selvedges from fabric yardage
turned into hexagon quilt shapes
Beverly in Georgia
Inserted a Frankie motif from a Halloween fabric
Sheree McKee in Michigan
I used up my seasonal ribbons and trims,
but since I was the winner for October
this was moved into the following months lottery
Sue Balchak in California
Glow in Dark fabrics and threads really do glow!
Judy in B.C. Canada
Pieced triangles and sequin pumpkins
Regina in Ohio
Sparkly fabric, layered leaves, buttons and bugle beads
Norma in Florida
She actually tied real acorns on with twine!
Note: this costs extra to mail, due to thickness of envelope
Kayenderes in New York
The cutest dimensional skeleton and Boo ribbon. Another
style that takes extra postage due to special handling
Christine in Victoria, Australia
Adorable symbols of New Zealand and Australia
MaryLou in Ontario, Canada
Black sheep landscape with crewel embroidery

Check-out the PostCardMailArt group by joining and watching how the swaps work.  There are many active members who will help you out with swapping protocol.  Join the discussions, and ask questions about swapping responsibility.

Owner and Moderator, Sue Balchak from California, formed the group in fall of 2008.  And I've been an active member for about four years.

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Another previous blog post of mine ~
Puffy Pumpkins