Saturday, February 7, 2009

Valentine Decorating Cont'd and T-A-T Block 2

We had a very busy day yesterday getting things ready for the weekend trip that my husband is attending with the youth group from our church. They left at around 6 last evening and are due back late tomorrow afternoon. After taking the dogs for a walk, I spent the night doing "girl-y" things like taking a long hot bubble bath while listening to "my" music, without interruption. Later, I made a hot pot of herbal tea and read til about 11 when my eyes reminded me that it was time to turn the lights out. I slept like a baby.

This morning, after having a leisurely cup of coffee and some toast, I decided to start working on the second Tisket-A-Tasket BOM. I actually selected the fabric last night and this morning I traced and cut out the pattern pieces and am ready to begin the appliqueing. I decided that since I did the snowman in wool on the first block that I would carry on with wool somewhere in each of the remaining blocks. This month it'll be the hearts which I'll cut out when the rest of the elements are in place. I hope to get a good piece of this done today...famous last words, huh?

A few of you asked if I could show more pictures of my Valentine decorating and I'd be pleased to since my DH thinks it's all junk (horrors!) and a waste of time. This photo shows my red glass collection, heart garland and a heart pillow in the trencher that I made from an old disintegrating (which broke my heart) red and white quilt purchased at an auction for $5.
And a closer look. Can you see the heart-shaped bottles? The third bottle from the left is also heart-shaped but you can't tell from the photo. There's also a little red heart-shaped candle resting on a tin heart in the left corner which you can barely see.


Next is a closeup of my vintage valentines.

And more...are you getting bored yet?


And one last view.

I enjoy changing the scenery now and again. Now I can't wait til Easter. Have a great stitching day!

7 comments:

Pat said...

I love all of your decorating. It's lovely!

Linda said...

Hi Kaaren, Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words. It is nice to meet another CS fan!!

hugs, Linda

Sew Many Ways... said...

I just love your decorations, especially the red glass!! Hope you're enjoying your alone time...I know you must be sewing every minute.
~Karen~

Dorothy said...

Kaaren,
I love your decorating. I wish I had the knack!

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for sharing your decorations. I was one that asked to see them and they are beautiful. Love those red bottles. Men just don't seem to understand why we like to decorate with beautiful things. It is funny.

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Sue said...

Oh, so pretty! You have beautiful collectibles.