Saturday, 13 October 2007

A Tale of Woe & My Latest Fabric Postcard

Well I am not sure that I really am ready to share this tale but in the hope that it may be therapeutic...

If you read my blog regularly you will know that I joined an eight person Jigsaw Exchange that involved all eight of us starting out with the same design blank jigsaw. The pieces were to be numbered in a specific way and we were each allocated certain pieces to do for each other person so that the end result would be a complete puzzle for each of is incorporating all eight participants artwork. Sounds relatively straight forward, yes?

Well I thought so too but I have discovered that I misread the columns in the spreadsheet and did not do the right number pieces. This is about as tragic as a jigsaw puzzle can get! Apart from me, nobody has a puzzle that works and it is all because of me. When I found out yesterday I was stunned - at my stupidity, at what it means etc etc. So expect to hear more about jigsaw puzzles as I will be doing replacement pieces post haste as soon as I can locate another identical puzzle. Thankfully everyone is being very patient, tolerant and understanding..

And here are the beautiful (correctly numbered!!) pieces I received from the wonderful Marg Buhagiar (who I don't think has a blog). My theme was Vintage Dressmaking.

So to console myself today, in between Saturday type domestic stuff, I worked on my fabric postcards for another exchange - this one has the theme "Oh, Baby!" -the scan of the prototype is at the top of this post - and you might notice that I can now include some nice decorative stitches thanks to my week-old sewing machine! I need to sew my lace on strighter on the remaining postcards. I have also been painting vliesofix getting ready for the 63 (7 sets of 9) metallic inchies I have to finish by the end of the month. I'll post some pictures tomorrow when they are dry. Now I am off to make some postcards out of fabric paper a la Beryl Taylor.


Jacquelines blog said...

So many challenges!!! I understand that this happened. I think I should lost track either. Although the idea is very nice! You have done so much work lately!!!!!

Sue McGettigan said...

Oh hugs Debbi!! I'm sure your fellow puzzlers forgive you and look forward to their new puzzle pieces - I feel badly for you having to do it all again!

Love the Petit Bebe project - it's delightful :)

Alexandra Knittel said...

wonderful card

catharinas-love said...

I love your art very much !!!
Rini from the Netherlands