Sunday, February 12, 2017

Celebrating with Needle and Thread

Valentine wreath on our front door
Today I'll be short on words as I share some of the Valentine-related crafts and sewing (mostly sewing) that we've pulled out to embellish the season. Over many years of marriage, the completed projects really accumulate!

tree in dining room

Hearts on the tree

close-up of handwork called reverse appliqué 

chandelier ornaments - all purchased

dining table table runner is a pattern I use for all seasons/occasions

heart appliqué made in 1989

simple little runner made of scraps on hand

"Rail Fence" pattern adapts well with to any season/color/theme

made in an afternoon, mostly on the sewing machine.

from JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts - sometimes it's simpler to just buy instead of sew!

The kitchen pantry door is a great palette for decorations

purchased at Hobby Lobby

some of my 'staff' and friends

Happy Valentine's Day from my household to yours!

Post Script: Thank you to the many new friends who stopped by to read my last post and left comments. And thank you to Vee for steering them my way. I enjoyed visiting blogs I had not seen before. You all have such wonderful things to share and blogging is a wonderful way to do it!

I want you all to know the problem that had Beloved and me waiting for so long was beautifully settled late last week. The "How to Wait" blog post was a reprise (for me, more than anyone else) of things I learned during the waiting process. 

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!


  1. I love all your beautiful Valentines! Yes, we do collect things over the years but I love seeing 'history' in my decorations! Thank you for visiting! I am trying to find a follow button on your blog!

  2. I enjoyed seeing all of your Valentine creations; the use of a tree to share some of them is pretty cool. You are very welcome...can't let such a valuable post hide...I like to share! And so very glad that whatever-it-was is now resolved. That has got to be a wonderful blessing.

  3. Good Morning, Barbara. I'm thankful to Vee for introducing you and your blog! Thankful that your situation has been resolved. When I was younger, I loved to cross stitch. I so enjoyed your Valentine decor shared in today's post. Your quilting projects are so beautiful. I wish you a lovely Valentine's Day.

  4. What a lovely post, Barbara (they always are, by the way). I am glad the situation was settled/resolved. Thank you for the smiles, have a beautiful day.

  5. Everything is so nice and Valentine-y. I love that table runner that you noted you use the pattern for all occasions. Do you have a tutorial here on your blog somewhere, or a pattern to link to elsewhere? I also like that little heart wall hanging that looks pinned to a curtain. Many lovely things to see here -- I am thankful to Vee for linking to you. And especially thankful to God that your difficulty has been resolved!

    1. Forgive me for taking so long to reply to your request for information about my table runner. I went out of town and then had to get a baby quilt into the mail. I have just now finished writing a blog tutorial about the table runner. It is scheduled to show up here on Monday February 27. Thank you for all the encouragement you have given to me with your comments!