A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Missing in action, and treasures

Sorry I've been away from the blog for longer than usual - had some family 'stuff' to deal with and now that's over with I can get on with my normal life.

In the past few days I've received some pretty nice things in the mail and I thought I'd show you (because, obviously, there has been NO stitching here).   First of all, this wonderful brooch came from Jackie Cardy in England....

I love it!!
The colours and the design remind me so much
of my favourite Christmas show that I
HAVE to watch every year
(How the Grinch Stole Christmas).
Jackie makes the most wonderous art using velvets.
Thank you Jackie!!
(please go and visit Jackie HERE to see her work)

The other piece that arrived in the mail came from my distant cousin in Australia.  She created this marvelous  little oil painting titled "In the Ovens Valley, North-East Victoria, Australia".  Perhaps those of you who are from Australia might recognize it.  The painting measures 5x7".  Thank you Margaret!!  


Mary Ann said...

What nice mail. I love Jackie's work and have been following her blog for awhile...lucky you having a piece of her art:)

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Beautiful pin! One of these days I'm going to order one from Jackie too. :-)

Mosaic Magpie said...

Nice painting and lovely piece of feltwork. I will have to check out her blog!

liniecat said...

what a beautiful broach that is!
and a warming picture too - lovely!