Sunday, 18 May 2008

New envelope





Had a really great response to the last embroidered envelope, so here is another ( I don't need much encouragement). I am drawn towards the postage stamps though, the subtle colours and the franking marks are a thing of beauty to me! The stories that these little pieces of paper could tell......... if only. This particular envelope, as you can see, was posted in 1947 from Plymouth, Pennsylvania, to Stourbridge, England ~ just how interesting is that?

13 comments:

fi at moose and bear said...

your envelopes are just amazing! i just blogged about the last one over at my blog - hope u don't mind!

Gunnels blog said...

O how I love your envelopes! I am happy every time I looking at theme!
I have to try it soimetimes, if you don´t mind! You inspire me :-)

hens teeth said...

fi ~ thank you very much, I'm thrilled that you like my 'stuff' enough to take the time to blog about it ~ thank again. Call again soon :-)

gunnels ~ you are so kind, you consistently make me happy with your lovely comments. Go try an envelope!

Jackie said...

These envelopes are heavenly. your embroidery is so sensitive they look as though they might flutter off all on their own.
Great idea about the chickens. My friend has some I think I'll borrow a couple. (And I have been drinking!)

Suzy said...

absolutely gorgeous! so inventive too! :-)

Victoria said...

Your envelopes are little bits of magic!

Clothcat said...

These are fantastic! A real piece of history. I look forward to seeing some in your shop.

green phoenix said...

Viv, you've got an award!
come and see, hope you accept.

Nicky

Miss Frugality said...

They're wonderful! The way they are addressed in 'proper' handwriting adds such a personal touch.You've incorporated it so beautifully!
There's a big bag in my studio full of stamps and hallmarks waiting for their time to come.

Jackie said...

How would you like to be tagged?
The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
I won't be offended if you don't play!

acldesignscards said...

I love your work. The envelopes are super cool! I tagged you for a meme on my blog--just wanted to let you know. You can check it out at http://acldesigns.blogspot.com/2008/05/tag-im-it-7-random-facts-12-great-blogs.html
Amy

French Knots said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. The perfect balance of embroidery and ephemera.

catharinas-love said...

Your art is so BEAUTIFUL , I love it very , very much !
Rini - the Netherlands