Friday, February 4, 2011

It Finally Arrived (and Friday Favorites)

It stopped working correctly about a year ago.  For a long time I thought I just wasn't doing something right because it's not an area of expertise for me, but back in November I finally had my momma look at it... since she's the Home Ec. Major and knows about these things, right? And she couldn't figure it out.  So, I submitted to the fact that I was going to have to take it in.  I was afraid they were going to laugh at it and tell me I bought a bad machine (even if it was a Singer) and try to sell me something else. Gulp. So, I put it off... until two weeks ago when I finally bit the bullet. Hooray! When he saw what it was he said: "I wish they still made them like this, it's a good machine."  Jesse picked it up for me today.









SO, I finally completed a project I started a year ago!  (It took about 5 minutes to finally complete.)  Last year, the kids and I took shave red and pink crayon pieces and melted them between two sheets of wax paper with an iron.  Then I traced a bunch of hearts and cut them out.  And stopped right there.  The project sat around my house for a year... until I dug it out today.

I sewed them into strings with red thread and tacked them up in my windows!  Pretty Happy Valentines! And it's a super cheap project... as long as you don't have to spend $60 fixing your machine.

Here's a peek at my friend Mindy's super cute and affordable Valentine's wreath.  Pretty, pretty!

And here's a peek at what I want for Valentine's Day:


What are you doing to decorate for Valentine's Day? 

Happy Friday!

2 comments:

Mindy M. Harris said...

awesome garland! thanks for linking to my wreath. shawn may or may not have TWICE untangled the yarn i used.

Michelle said...

Your house has intrigued me! Every time I get a little glimpse in your pictures, it leaves me wanting more. It looks like it's got the old home style that I love!