Crafting old crafting new

Thanks for all your kind comments on my last post. For some reason I have not received the e-mailed version of the comments so I did not reply to anyone- something I like to do if an e-mail addy is provided. And yes, I am still in school, I have a year to go before I start student teaching!! Yay Yay Yay It has been a long 5 years.

I will admit it, I love Valentines Day. Yes, the all the flowery romantic business perpetuated by Hallmark, flower and other retail stores is fine but it is not the true reason I love it. No the reason I love it has to do with the interjection of pinks and reds and hearts and candy in the middle of a cold and white winter season. It is the last winter holiday and is a tease that spring is right around the corner. With all these spring colors how could it not be so?

Okay, I am also hopeless romantic at heart and a huge sucker for hearts and spouting love and all those perpetuated notions of Valentines Day.
~The above table runner I made about 10 years ago when my twins were just babies. The quilting shows my inexperience but makes me smile when I think of how far I have come!

The banner I eeked out last weekend and spells out FEBRUARY. I am pretty happy with how it turned out but think I need to applique around the letters so they pop out better.

I love the mushroom fabric of the Y.

For the universe, I just want to say that I would like a treadle sewing machine. (wink wink grin)
To the readers who have a happy, romantic, cheery, pink, sweet and lovely Valentines Day.
For last years Valentine inspiration click.
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Allison said…
thanks for sharing these valentine's ideas, natasha. the banner is so pretty and i'm smitten with the table runner!
Felicia said…
Aw, love that little heart table runner. And your banner is pretty cool too. I've been sewing buttons on hearts all week :)
Anonymous said…
I like the runner. Not a big fan of Valentine's Day but I love the crafts.
perches said…
Your table runner is beautiful! Very cheery work. I may try that next year :)