Happy Valentine's Day!
I love all the red decorations this holiday brings - especially in the gray days of winter.
I made this heart garland yesterday - isn't it cute? I wish I could say I thought of this, but I didn't :-). I saw it somewhere on the web, sorry can't remember where. The one online was made of felt hearts.
When I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day I forgot to look at the felt. Darn! So I decided to improvise. Certainly I had Valentine themed fabrics.
I also knew I had some HeatnBond Ultra around somewhere.
After fusing the fabrics together and cutting them with my pinking shears, I had a nice stack of hearts.
I selected a nice decorative stitch and began sewing them together. One after another in a straight line. I like that stitch... looks like x's to me - very appropriate!
I attached ribbon at each end and I was done! So quick and easy!
When I got up this morning I was greeted by this guy outside my kitchen window. He must have been cold - it was -3F. He was so pretty just sitting on that branch I had to try to take his picture.
I also finished the 4th and last block for this Oak Leaf and Reel wall quilt. Today I will be working on the HST that I have made that will go in between and around the blocks.
I have these cute vintage Valentines from when I was a kid. I guess that makes me vintage too! LOL I put them out every year and they make me smile.
I hope you enjoy your Valentine's Day and spend it with those you love. I will be spending it with my hubby and doing some stitching!
Thanks for sharing your heart banner...very sweet! Also Marie's quilt is 'love-ly' and finished just in the nick of time! Happy V. Day to you!ReplyDelete
Loved seeing all your red. That's a great stitch you used for your garland. It looks hand done, I have some vintage valentines too. Aren't they the best. So much better than Batman or Barbie.ReplyDelete
Love your heart garland!! Oh those vintage valentines are the best! Happy day!!!ReplyDelete
A perfect menu of Valentine goodies - thanks for the smiles!ReplyDelete
Lovely heart garland - I must remember this when Easter comes around - something my grand-daughter may like to make with me.ReplyDelete
I love the hearts. What a great idea. Beautiful oak leaf and reel block.ReplyDelete
I saw that same cardinal in my back yard... the crazy guy was out there freezing and singing :)ReplyDelete