Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sharon Walworth: Vintage note card swap!

The other day I received a stunning package from Sharon Walworth in Rhode Island . . .
wow! I love mail like this : ^ )
Inside were some really beautiful, detailed vintage cards. Sharon wrote me and said she thought she would use some antique silk log cabin squares she had to make little crazy quilt pieces, embroider them with machine stitches and add a vintage yo yo on each. "OH NO! After my initial stitching, the old silk shredded, rendering the squares impossible for this project. It took awhile, but I came up with a solution which I think you will like." (I do!) She set out to develop a new approach. The note cards are centered around VINTAGE ATCs she started creating for another swap. She had planned to make them for all of the participants, but over thirty cards was way too daunting. After ten or twelve cards she told me she began calling them, "the girls" and they were shelved. (a good thing for us!) Now those cards are mounted on very old, brownish paper doilies which she found in her stash, then backed with vintage looking paper. Sharon says, "I am delighted to find a home for 'the girls', and still have a few for another project." ; ^ ) we are delighted too!

so beautiful . . . 

each card has a stamped envelope that goes inside a glassine one.

They are petite, only 3-1/2 x 5"

Sharon has quite a touch!

stunning!!

Thank you Sharon for the extra note card for me, the mail art, and for the antique silk log cabin squares to play with! So generous. Exceptional cards! Three more days for delivery, I'll be back when more arrive!


4 comments:

Joanna said...

These notecards are GORGEOUS! Great use of some beautiful unused ATC's. Brilliant artwork, Sharon.

x

Libertybelle said...

These cards are beautiful- what a lovely collection.

Nancy said...

Truly lovely! And sorry to hear about those little silk log cabins... old textiles are so fragile. But Sharon rose to the occasion with these ATCs.

Cynthia Zdanzukas said...

Wow! Was I ever lucky to receive one of Sharon's gorgeous cards! Like the other two cards I received, it is exquisite and I will be reluctant to actually use it as a notecard and send it away! So so lovely, Sharon! Thanks, Cynthia Zdanzukas

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