I've been placing all of my Valentine's creations on my fireplace mantle for both decoration and so that I won't misplace Valentine's for other people. My husband took the photograph. It is of my youngest son's hand holding a dandelion that he picked for his grandma. The red and pink floral fabric is mine. What I mean by mine is that I designed that floral print, then made the silk screen, and I silk screened it onto this sheer pink fabric. It is over 10 years old. I made it in college (I have my BA in Textiles). In the back of all the little objects are pictures of my family. It was a lot of fun finding pictures of my kids when they were younger. The center picture is of the 4 of us on the Hershey Chocolate ride. Its my favorite ride at the park, and it just so happens to be the only free ride. Its not the greatest display, but I like it.
I've been busy making Valentine's for other people this week. I'm participating in a Valentine's swap in the From Trash to Treasure group on ravelry.com. I want to have all of my Valentine's finished by this weekend so that I can mail them on Saturday. Because of this swap, I have made a lot of items. So far my total for this month is 69 items. At this rate I'll have reach my goal of 365 items before the summer.
Last night I made this knitted dog bone. It is stuffed with quilting and sewing scraps.
Today I made these two catnip filled felt hearts.
Of course one is for my old man. You can see the one from 2 years ago under it.
This heart hot pad was crochet using 2 strands of acrylic yarn. I prefer the crochet pattern vs the knitted one that I made two years ago. I still use that hot pad often.
I knitted another "Be My Dishcloth." It is easier to see the hearts on the purple cotton yarn than it was on the red cotton yarn.
I made two more heart ornaments, this time with the left over light purple cotton yarn.
I made yet another scrubby. This is the 2nd patriotic one this month.
For those just seeing this scrubby, I doubled the pattern for size.
Now I need to do my quilt guild homework this week. I have about 13 or 14 blocks due on Monday night.