16591Re: [PostCardMailArt] Re: Nancy G - your double layer binding tips
- Jun 1, 2012I can relate. I just moved my mom to an assisted living. I boxed the postcards I had sent her and sent them with her. She doesn't look at them anymore, but I like going through them and reading the messages. They tell a story over the years.I also have all of the PCs I have received and enjoy going through them every so often.Nancy G.Nancy Goodman
From: Maureen Curlewis <curlewism@...>
To: "PostCardMailArt@yahoogroups.com" <PostCardMailArt@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [PostCardMailArt] Re: Nancy G - your double layer binding tips
Like Vicky, my cards are all around me: some on my walls, framed in groups of four, featuring particular themes, other just single ones. I have a circular fishbowl on the dining room table featuring my most recently arrived treasures and five "postcard boxes" crammed full and sitting in bookcase, also in the kitchen/dining area.My mother in law died fifteen years ago, and afterwards Dad gave me the various cards and embroideries that I had gifted her over the years,(She was also a gifted needlewoman so she appreciated my little gifts)My own mother was,dare I say, a hoarder and when I needed clear her apartment after her death in 1992, I found cartoons,sketches,paintings and needlework I had given her from my early teen years.And as for me! I have told my kids that what they don't want goes to my three particular friends.I guesstimated a few weeks back that with Postcard swaps over the past five or six years I had swelled Australia Post's coffers by close on $10,000.Frightening what an addiction can cost....and add to that.........I must be CRAZY!But I'm in good company! :-)Maureen
From: Victoria Swann <vickieh122@...>
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 2:43 AM
Subject: RE: [PostCardMailArt] Re: Nancy G - your double layer binding tips
Mine are all around me on the walls in 2 upstairs bedrooms that have become my domain. I have NEVER thrown away a postcard. I HAVE run out of room. Sometimes I just stand and look at all of them as if they are an art exhibit. My DIL started counting them and got to 468 and then I handed her another box.I just got the "you're kidding" look....Vickie
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 15:09:20 +0000
Subject: [PostCardMailArt] Re: Nancy G - your double layer binding tips
THROWN AWAY? Who throws theirs away? Anyone out there? tee hee :)
I'm ready to start a second shoebox for my collection. They are great conversation pieces, my non-sewing friends enjoy them even more!
I constantly have two different displays of them! I line up the current swaps along my fireplace mantle, and I have a display wrapped around a square vase on an end table. I show them off! I often find my "artist" son holding them and inspecting the new arrivals!
When I get back to Michigan, they will be hanging on a wall area in my kitchen.
Thank-you everyone for contributing to my home decor!
I LOVE FABRIC POSTCARDS AND I LOVE THIS SWAP GROUP!
ShereeSews in SoCal
--- In PostCardMailArt@yahoogroups.com, Nancy Goodman <nhepgood@...> wrote:
> Thanks for all the compliments! Â It has encouraged me to keep on with it. Â My family thinks I am crazy. Â My mother in law asked me why I put in some much time in my postcards when they just get thrown away once they are mailed, and received. Â I hope that the joy they provide to the mail carrier, the recipient, the family members of the recipient, etc. more than outweighs the time involved. Â Your feedback is so appreciated. Â Thanks again.
> Nancy G.Â
> Nancy Goodman
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