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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spread the Love, Baby!!

The other day I went to Etsy and caught up on its blog entries and I found this.  It's a project whereby creative people send in Valentine's Day cards that will be delivered with the CityMeals-on-Wheels lunch to the elderly in New York.   I think it's a fabulous idea and I immediately had to go make some of these:

These are my versions of fabric Valentine's day cards.  The back (or in some cases, the front) has a writeable space for a Valentine's day message.  I will be adding some pink or red ribbons so they can hang from a door knob or elsewhere.  They were fun and easy to make and I plan on making a few more.  I have lots of ribbon and buttons and beads that I can add to these.  And I think the scrap rosettes look nice.  I hope I get enough made that I can also give some to The Texas Children's Hospital here in Houston.  Feel free to make some of your own (fabric or paper) valentines and either contribute to the CityMeals-on-Wheels program or one of your local charities.  I think it's a good thing.

I also sat down over the weekend and made another scrap quilt.  I had all these larger pieces laying out on the table and I decided to sew them together instead of putting them away.  The pieced top is nothing special, but I think once I get it on the longarm and quilt it, it will make a great lap quilt for those nights curled up on the couch watching television or reading.  I plan on giving this one away if it turns out like I think it will.  Fingers crossed.

Okay, it's time to go and make some more lovely valentines . . . 'er, wait a minute . . . I think I have to go to work first . . . hmm . . . that's a bummer!! 


Jan-Maree said...

happy valentines stitching - what a cute idea!

donna said...

I love the idea. And they are so cute.