Today I finished my February Calendar Girl postcard for Neki - as you can see from the photo at the top of this post, I didn't go for a literal interpretation this month! (The painting is "Last Days by Vaclav Vaca and was chosen for us by Sandy.) I couldn't see myself doing a unicorn but I loved the colours and the jeweled look so decided to concentrate on some beading and hand stitching. I used some of Joanna's hand-dyed silk (which is actually much closer to the yellow of the unicorn than it looks in my scan) and created an arc shape for my beading - the background of the unicorn image has a radiating arc shape so I thought I would imitate that part. It was a lovely relaxing postcard to make - I really do enjoy doing some hand-stitching and beading occasionally.
Here are a couple of ATCs I have sent overseas for recent trades - the first one for Anne Lugherini is an embellished silk paper heart on top of a FME fabric sandwich (felt covered with a gold spotted chiffon) and the second one, for Marina Perez, is an organza covered piece of fabric paper (a la Beryl Taylor).
And now I need to get back to my little bird quilt - I have to decide how to back and bind it so I can get it in the mail on Tuesday. We have a long weekend here in our state so I intend to make the most of it!
PS Little Evelina is just gorgeous!