Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Friday, July 27, 2007
Well, here it is Friday again. I think this Sew Crafty Friday is a great thing for me to be involved in, because it gives me some accountability. I find myself looking forward to what I can share with this crafty group.
The first thing I did was to make a table topper out of some gorgeous berry-basket fabric my daughter had given me ages ago. I had always hoped to find more and make valances for my dining room windows, but never found any. I decided that fabric had languished in a tote long enough! She also gave me a coordinating print that is just berries, and I'm thinking I'll make placemats from that. My next project was to turn a UFO cross-stitch project into a wall hanging. I used materials I had on hand to finish the entire project. I may hunt for a shorter dowel, but this was the best I could do for now.
And lastly I wanted to show you something really neat -- this wonderful retro bias tape I inherited from my grandmother. Checks, dots, plaid, and floral prints. I just recently rediscovered my little stash of this stuff and can't wait to trim some projects with it.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.