It was a nice day. We even had sunshine which was a welcome departure from the snow and ice the previous week! We talked about our quilt projects so it was a terrific day!
Tuesday is Valentine's Day. This year, the grands and I made our cards. Miss J likes to thread the machine; but, the process doesn't move fast enough to keep her three year old mind engaged. She would rather be hopping and jumping!
|Glue stick action.|
I fused some fabrics to some Steam-A-Seam 2 that I have had for years. The fusible disintegrates over time. This has held up well probably because I've stored it in a sealed plastic bag.
Then when either Miss J or Miss K picked what they wanted, it was easy to press it with an iron and it was on the card stock.
|The blanket stitch was a favorite.|
Although, I learned that I needed to streamline the process because it took us a couple visits to make four cards and Valentines would have come and gone before we could have finished all the cards we wanted to make!
So, the next batch, we glued and talked about the stitching and then I did it!
|I gave the designer credit.|
|Button eyes courtesy of J|
This is a card J designed for her daddy.
|Flower for Momma|
K was particular about this card. I cut several hearts before she had the "right" one to go on the card for her momma!
|It took a long time to select the buttons!|
I wouldn't have thought of using the leftovers from the circle; but, both girls used the leftovers. I like what they did with the parts. How would they know to request a stitched line around the outer edge of the card? It sure added a lot!
I chuckled over the lime green card in the foreground. This is one piece of purple cording and one piece of orange Razzle Dazzle thread. I wouldn't have thought of not being concerned if the thread ran out. I liked how they dealt with the purple end. . .they just added it to a previous section.
|Three cards ready for "words."|
|The blue yarn received a lot of discussion|
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. May you have a sweet day!