Friday, July 31, 2009

Whew, I made it

I stayed up til 1.30 am to finish the postcard tapestry, and mailed it at 11 am on Monday morning. Fortunately I had the backing all ready to go. It's watercolor paper, with acrylic paint thinned down to look like watercolor, only permanent. Of course, once I had hemmed and ironed the tapestry, the backing was not an exact fit, and had to be trimmed a bit.
In an effort to avoid long lines, I tried the tiny post office in North Chatham, Massachusetts. It's just down the road from my Mom's nursing home. I hardly had to wait at all, and the postal worker was very helpful.

Imagine my surprise when I got an email on Wednesday, telling me it had already arrived in Arizona! I expected it to take at least 4 days. Kudos to the United States Postal Service!


Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Congrats! Looks great!!

Jennifer said...

I'm sure that feels good to have it "signed, sealed and delivered" with time to spare. It looks great - so where's the warp saving piece?

Jan said...

OH, the warp saving piece....well it turned out smaller than planned, but since it's abstract I can get away with that, right? And right now it's sitting around waiting to be hemmed and framed.

lyn said...

Very cool, Janet! I am planning to attend the artists' reception & I will try to get a photo of your card!