Monday, February 6, 2012
A Valentine For Our Grandsons
When I say I started with a piece of burlap, I am not kidding. I wanted to make a wall hanging that goes over a cabinet inside our front door. I have hung wreaths and other wall hangings there, but I wanted something for Valentine's Day. So, I took a piece of tissue paper and drew a big heart, pinned it to the burlap and cut it out. I mean, what else says Valentine's Day but a heart?
As you know, burlap is a very open weave fabric and I knew I had to attach this heart to something to keep it from raveling apart. I had some red felt from Christmas, so I laid the burlap on the red felt and cut a heart about 2 inches bigger than the burlap and stitched the burlap heart to the felt using more embroidery stitches.
All family members in town came over for the Superbowl last night and we shared lots of food and fun (including red velvet cookies, caramels and rice krispie treats that grandma made). Each of the boys picked out their initial on the hanging and Grandma told them they were her special Valentines. Sometimes creating happens on a wing and a prayer. I don't always have a definite plan, but I really liked where this one ended up. Now, we are just counting down the days until the new grandson gets here. Doctor said this morning it could be anytime. I am SOOOOO excited. Another special Valentine to keep in my heart. Life is good.
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