Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Cold winter's day

Monday was Christmas card day. All the cards were made up front, but it still took half a day to get everything glued, signed, stuffed and stamped although I have to admit I use my computer as much as possible to spare my hands.

I make small Christmas quilts for family and friends each year: the number varies from year to year depending how much time I am able to spare. You can check out some of my previous cards here.

I wanted to use my painting with fiber technique this year and put some simple shapes into good work. I still am quite taken with the process itself, watching the little bits and pieces transform from a happy mess into something totally different right before my eyes.

I wish I had taken pictures before I cut the two panels into pieces, I really did not want to, they looked so good, but here they are: “Cold winter’s day” 1-30


all different but yet the same




The title was very appropriate as we had our first winter storm here over the weekend. It was so freezing cold that we stayed indoors unless we really, really had to go out. Now most of the snow has rained away. Wonderful. All the chaos that comes from massive snowfalls with no White Christmas perks.

10 comments:

  1. Those cards have such a beautiful Winter atmosphere!

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  2. Simple shapes yet they convey such feeling - wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family! Stay safe in the snow! Peace.....

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  3. Love your new batch for this year, Does make me think of cold! We had a bit of snoe and cold, so pretty, yes, now all gone with chilly rain. No white Christmas here either. xox

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  4. Å så flotte julekort. Ikke noe i veien med fantasien :-)
    Vi har heller ingen snö her nede i Skåne lenger, og det er helt greit.
    Önsker deg er en riktig god jul og et godt nyttår.

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  5. A piece of art as a card! Priceless!
    Hugs

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  6. Your cards look fabulous Nina Lise, I love this sort of fibre art x

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  7. This is so cool! What a great tradition and so meaningful to the lucky recipients! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Lekre julekort. Heldig familie som får så fine og unike kort. God jul til deg og dine.

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  9. that's really ambitious that you make small quilts for everyone.

    these are look lovely, i like the soothing color scheme!

    the colors in your blog header photo are wonderful!

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  10. Those are just fantastic. Love them thanks for linking up.

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