Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Good Mail Day

It was definitely a happy mail day yesterday as this lovely mail art envelope arrived from Lynne. We are exchange partners on Stitchin Fingers.

This fun cat greeted me on the frontand this gorgeous cat was on the back. I even had a surprise when I lifted the flap and found this cheeky chappy! There were also a few goodies inside. I was absolutely delighted and my boys were impressed too. They have never seen anything like it. Maybe I ought to hurry and finish mine and then they can see another one.

I have done the cross stitching, but need to get some iron on interfacing to continue. I should get that Friday so can put it all together over the weekend.
I did manage to finish something yesterday. I finished the last sleeve and the frills on this cardigan.
It's all sewn together and is now in desperate need of blocking. It will look a lot better then.
I even made a good start on this girl's jumper. I did the back and the front yesterday evening. The joys of knitting with big needles and thick wool

I love this wool. It's a wool, mohair, acrylic mix and is lovely and soft. I would love something for myself knitted with this, but I don't think there is any more in stock as I bought this in the sale.





13 comments:

Annie said...

A very nice envelope. There are so many creative ways to make them.

Love the frilly border. That looks difficult to make.

Getting too warm to knit winter things I would think. But yours look lovely. Maybe it's not so warm yet where you are.

Rudee said...

I love the kitty bag. It's very clever.

The ruffled edge on the cardigan is absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see the jumper all knit up.

Terry said...

Cute mail art envelope! I can't wait to see yours all finished! The cardigan is lovely! :0)

Gaynor said...

I have never seen mail art like it: it is beautiful. Lovely knits too. will e-mail you later (hugs)

Ginnie said...

Cute stitching. Cardy is lovely too I have one similar my mom did for me, really pretty.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Goooooood Day Jane, I absolutely LOVE your very pretty envelope. It is just tooo cool. Your knitting is always fantastic. I can knit or cross stitch but I really admire your creations. Hugs Judy

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, I love that little envelope! It's darling. And the sweaters are both looking lovely -- the ruffled edge is such fun :)

MargB said...

Beautiful mail and beautiful knitting.

Elena said...

Very cute and very precious envelope!!!
Love your frilly border on the cardigan! And I agree with you wool is so soft, warm and cozy!

Karan said...

Cute mail art. Pretty cardi & I love the look of the wool you've used for the jumper. :0)

Miriam said...

Hi Jane,

You are receiving the "Inspiration Award" from me for all your nice and inspiring posts on your blog! (see my blog).

Deepa said...

where do you get the time to do all this? The kitties are cute. Convey appreciations to your swap mate

Gina E. said...

Lynne has done a lovely job with her envelope - no wonder your kids were impressed. I still get the WOW factor comments when I show my one and only mail art envelope (from a blogger in the USA) to people. Looking forward to seeing yours! They are a bit fiddly to make, but the end result is worthwhile, don't you think? And once you've done the first one, any subsequent mail arts aren't as hard to do.