Saturday, April 21, 2012

ATCS in my Mailbox!

Some time ago, I posted photos of the ATCs I made for the Embroidery Association of Canada annual ATC swap.  I had forgotten all about it after that so was delighted to open my mail yesterday and find the cards I received in return.  Without further ado, here they are!

Believe it or not, I think this one was made by one of the Youth Members of Starfish Stitchers in Newfoundland.  Her name is Hannah Freake and she needlefelted this gorgeous heart and then embellished it with embroidery and bling.  Isn`t it great to see the tradition of embroidery being carried on in youth?
This ATC is entitled "Candlewick Strawberry" and was created by Connie Cook, a member of Norfolks Own Needlearts Guild.  I was so happy to receive this and see all the beautiful knots.  It kind of ties in with the TAST stitch for this last week although I think they are colonial knots instead of french knots.  Either way it is a great example of what can be done with this stitch.

 "Shimmery Snowflakes" was stitched by Carol Storie of Saskatchewan.  I'm not sure of the technique used but it is very effective!
 Judy Carter in Ontario used needletatting to create "Tickled Pink" - isn't it lovely?  The buttonhole stitch around the edge is a treat until itself - so perfectly uniform and well done. Of course, I love tatting so it is a given that I love this one!
 This little cutie was made by Mrs. Ingrid Shellnutt of Hammond Plains, Nova Scotia.  Isn't it just the cutest thing?  It makes me want to break out some supplies and start making cards for next Easter!
 Vicki Jericho of New South Wales, Australia, created a third series of Teapot  ATCs and I was fortunate enough to receive this one.  Lovely!
 Marie Warren of Newfoundland created this ATC using embroidery, sequins and beads.  The buttonhole stitch around the edge is done in metallic braid and it has a bling factor I really like.
Last, but certainly not least, is "Sunbonnet Sue, done in redwork by Kathy Taylor of British Columbia, Canada.  You NEED to enlarge this one by clicking on the photo to see the detail.  The stitching on here must be done by fairies!  I have never seen such perfect, tiny stitches.  Even with my glasses on I have trouble seeing the individual stitches!

A heartfelt to all these ladies for their lovely creations!  This is just one of the happenings at EAC (Embroidery Association of Canada) that makes it such a treat to be a member!


Suztats said...

Lovely treats in your mailbox, Kerry. I'm off to check out that link. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow those are all so great!!!! Lovely pieces all of them!!!

Ann Flowers