Making takes me away
Remember that old Calgon commercial, "Calgon, Take me away!"? That's what making things does for me. When all else fails, I make something.
I spent every moment I could squeeze out making something yesterday. This valentine was for Dave, an iron on transfer of an old valentine on a piece of canvas, sewn to wool felt (which needs to be ironed). I stitched my name with the fancy letters on the Husky.
Then Jack and I made a paper valentine for Daddy. I found these scrapbook paper doll kits in the sewing room when I was excavating in there. (I think they were a gift from Rebecca .)
When the sewing room was buried under 10 feet of who knows what, I started handstitching these grandmother's flower garden blocks. Putting them together by hand was actually quite mediative, and rather addictive. As soon as I get over to the fabric store to buy some batting, these are going to become coasters.
Jack got a gigantic bag of loot from the school Valentine party earlier this week. He is a really healthy kid, so this on again off again sick thing is really hard for both him and I to deal with. He seems back to his old self this morning, so hopefully (crossing all fingers and toes), we are *completely* on the uphill side now.
Speaking of health, if you don't already visit the lovely Mel at Little Melfie's World , she could certainly use an extra hug or two right now.
On that note, I could not be happier that it is Friday. How about you?