Monday, March 15, 2010

DEADLINE~ FAMOUS WOMEN OF OUR COUNTRY

just about.  We agreed to be mailed by the 15th of the month.   But of course we understand Life's Interuptions.

 
The 4 x 6'ers know what trials and tribulations I have been through with my Fabric Postcards this time.  But I have learnt a lot.

 
Finally finished today, all ready to be posted tomorrow

 
 
The thought process
 
Blue Ocean
Orange brown blue land
Gold chain stitching to portray the Golden Sands
The 1st Verse of 'My Country'
Printed on fabric and then burnt around the edges as in a bushfire
The Verse Part secured down with Colonial Knots (we were established as a Colony)
The Colonial Knots are forming the Constellation of  The Southern Cross only seen in the Southern Hemisphere


and the back of the postcard Describing why I chose the front.....
to honour Dorothea Mackellar  OBE     famous Australian Poetress.

 
Permission was obtained to quote the first verse of her poem from
 
The Official Dorothea Mackellar OBE website   ......   http://www.dorotheamackellar.com.au/
where you can read about her life and more of her poems.

5 comments:

Jules said...

Phew........... close shave but you made it! Well done that girl.

retdairyqueen said...

Oh You are so clever
I could never have come up with all that
well done

phil the pom said...

Glad to hear you received the "sweeties", sorry to hear about Bill , we are with you in ovierscoprayer and believe you will get "the all clear" ok next time you go to see the "Exterminator"??!! save bill a few for then or you might be "Running" yourself, if you get my drift. the post card was great "MY you are clever Girl" keep on keeping on
Loves ya P-t-P.

Fiesta said...

Sheila definetly a very touching postcard full of so much culture. I am sure it will be loved

Lindi said...

Thumbs up, Sheila! You did a GREAT job. :)