Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pieces of Friendship Fun

When we finally got through a month's worth of mail, I discovered that Pat Winter had sent out the puzzle pieces from the Pieces of Friendship swap. I received 3 very lovely ones plus an IOU from Pat herself.

First is the one from Arlene White. I especially enjoyed her seam treatments. I wonder where she got those cute flower buttons? In reading other blogs I learned that she is from the UK but doesn't seem to have a blog. Or at least if she does, I haven't found it yet.

Thank you, Arlene!

Second, from Canada, is Maggie R's nice piece. Her use of beads was fun to see, and I liked the gold leaf because it reminded me of a very fancy music note!
Thanks, Maggie!

And last, but not least, from our old stomping ground, California, is the one from Terisa of Running with Scissorss. She demonstrated an interesting combination of machine and hand embellishment that gave me some ideas.
Thank you, Terisa!

This was a fun and challenging exchange. I enjoyed seeing and touching others' creativity up close as well as figuring how to make the pieces to Pat's specifications: 4 inches square. It was also fun to discover some new blogging friends. Apparently Pat will run this swap again in the fall, so you can experience the challenge yourself!


Anonymous said...

They are ALL so beautiful!

Sharon said...

These are great. Hope you are joining in again next fall. Sharon

Pat said...

Beautiful! Lucky you.

Finn said...

Hi Judy, what a fun swap this is. Each piece is so unique and interesting all by itself. Can't wait to see how they fit together. Hugs, Finn

Kathy A. said...

Well, arent those puzzle pieces just the coolest. It is wonderful to see each person's interpretation.

Ich bin ein Fünfzigerjahremädel. said...

They are all wonderful embellished,...it's a very nice idea!
Greetings from germany,Ulla

Linda said...

Great idea and beautiful work.

Merry said...

What beautiful pieces.