Yesterday was "take down the tree day"... that lovely pillar of lights and shiny ornaments that added visual warmth and coziness to our little home for Christmas is now all but a memory... *sigh*
We went from Friday having a storm that blanketed us with 10" of snow... to Sunday and Monday having torrential rains and near 60 degrees... to today being a dirty, rotten, stinkin' VERY uncomfortable 5 degrees with horrid winds to bring the "real feel" to "sub-zero-I-am-SOOOO-happy-our-home-has-indoor-plumbing"... Yikes! ;-)
Yep... it's January...
So, let's make some Valentines to brighten the day... that's what I did yesterday! I had this ModaBakeShop tutorial bookmarked for some time now... always meaning to give it a try... it looked simple enough... And since it's near Valentine's Day, I picked out a heart shaped wire wreath frame and then shopped my stash... I found some cream fabric with white and red flowers on it... and since burlap seems to be all the rage now (but I did not have any in stash), I used my excess of osnaburg for a similar look.
This one finishes up at 15" from top to bottom. The frame has 3 rows of wire... so I alternated osnaburg, cotton fabric, osnaburg... and used a pair of pinking shears to eyeball cutting the pieces to approximately 1-1/2" x 5". So now it's hanging on our front door... I'm very surprised no icicles had formed on it overnight.... geesh! ;-)
I've also started some piecing of Snow Days, but haven't been brave enough to cut the embroidered blocks to size yet and attach to the pieced blocks. Plus, I'm still learning (practicing) piecing and getting the sizes accurate... in other words... this will take me some time, but it will get done!
It's also been another month or so of sorting, tossing and donating... I can not put to words how much "lighter" I feel that all that clutter is G-O-N-E! Now I can think about the important stuff a bit more clearly...
Until next time... stay healthy, keep smiling and stay warm!