Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day and fun weekend! Yesterday, my husband sent me these flowers (he's the best) and we went out to a nice Italian restaurant. Tonight, we get to spend the evening with my adorable grandson. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy!
Friday, February 13, 2009
My girlfriend in Minnesota just sent these adorable mittens to me in the mail. She goes to thrift stores and buys old wool sweaters. She then felts the wool by washing and drying it. Cuts out the mittens and lines them with fleece. They are the most comfortable mittens and so darn cute! The buttons on the cuff are perfect! You can find the pattern here: http://www.sewnews.com/pdf/hol06.pdf
Stripes or dots or sparkling white,
Mittens in winter fit just right.
Wool and cotton, maybe leather-
Mittens warm us in cold weather.
In rainbow colors and darkest black,
Mittens fit in a pocket or in your pack.
Thumbs alone, fingers together,
We love mittens in the cold, cold weather.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I just love these new grippers. The Incredible In-Between Grippers just arrived in the store. The star under the rulers is a sample I am working on for a new table topper kit. It looks pretty easy, so I hope to have it completed soon.
I finally finished this donation quilt for our quilt guild. It is going to the Historical Society in Canton to be auctioned off. The pattern is from Bonnie Blue Quilts called "Second Hand Clothes." What a great way to use up your scraps. Members from the guild helped make the blocks and I quilted it with an all over design.