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Friday, August 08, 2008
Sew Crafty Friday for August 8
Here are just a couple of items to show for Sew Crafty Friday. The first one is my blueberry pot holder. All of the cross stitching is done now, and I have started the back stitching. You can see several of the completed blueberries to the left of the photo. I think they look so real!
And these are two tags I made... one to keep and one to give to a special friend. This is my second attempt at tag making. I used a photo my friend had sent me of a favorite place in New England. I then added part of Psalm 23, because the road in this picture made me think of the Lord leading us. The only thing I wish I had done differently is that I think a smaller size font might have looked better. I wanted to make the photo look like a screened window, so I covered it with a small piece of self-adhesive vinyl screen "repair" patch. We've had this stuff kicking around for ages and it didn't work for its intended purpose, so I thought I would try it for this tag. The frame around the window was cut from a Susan Branch sticker bookplate. The tiny dragonflies (stickers found at the dollar store) add pretty much the finishing touch. For my friend's tag, I used a ribbon in an unusual shade of blue that just matches the dragonfly wings. For my tag, I used some silver-gray cord I had on hand. How about you? If you have managed to accomplish or even start any crafting this week, then head on over to Waiting for Him and share your projects. Shereen and others will be eager to see what you have to share.
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.