Monday, January 17, 2011

Be My Valentine

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  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.

1 comment:

  1. Busy! Busy! Busy! I love your festive and full of LOVE!!