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!

4 comments:

T Scanlin said...

Congrats! Looks great!!
Tommye

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?

J. Austin - 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!

Lyn