Woohoo!  I got my postcards done for the first postcard swap we are doing at MQResource!

As I mentioned the other day, the theme is New Beginnings.  It took me forever to come up with an idea.   If you are a member of the swap and want to be surprised, you will want to stop here.  For the rest of you, you can click to read the rest of the story (and see the pictures).

I was trying to think of something really profound.

Then I got over myself and decided to do baby chicks.

Awhile back, my friend Carla posted a tutorial for making a bird that she had created.  I made one (her is fiber, mine is paper), and when I was thinking about how to make my chicks, I decided to do something based on the Carla Bird’s shape (which is half of a circle…).

A little bit of strip sewing (for backgrounds), a lot of satin stitching, a little bit of embroidery, and voila:



The wings were all cut freehand, as were the beaks.  I decided they all needed to be going different directions because anything else would have been boring.

These turned out to be a lot of fun to make today, and I can’t wait for the next swap!

Now to get caught up on my ABC Round Robin books and then continue tackling UFOs and….a trillion other ideas floating around in my head!




  1. Miki Miller says:

    Hi Suzanne! I was one of the lucky recipients and just love my little chick. How cool to see them all together. I love that you made them different!

    Keep creating, dear friend!

  2. AnnMarie Cowley says:

    I also have a “chick” postcard and love it! Suzanne, you put a lot of work into each of them and they are fabulous!
    Thank you.

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