Happy Valentine's Day!
I realize that not everyone likes to celebrate this holiday for various reasons. But I'm not one of them. I realize that it's a commercialized holiday but it doesn't have to be. I'm happy receiving cheesy gifts as well as thoughtful ones. The whole idea is about being aware of the person who lives in your heart and letting them know it.
Today I finished my present for my husband, Zdenek. He asked me to make him a pouch for his (really mine) GPS (remember, men don't get lost!). I used Anna's pattern for this scrappy pouch and I'm pleased how it turned out. I am a little concerned that I might have made this a bit too feminine. If that's the case, I'll have a new pouch! Because I'm pretty sure he knows I'm making this, I'll have to surprise him with filling it with some special trinkets. Yes, I'm cheesy!
I have joined a local English Paper Piecing (EPP) club. I'm happy to be able to get together with other women who love this style of quilting/sewing as much as I do. A nice surprise was that I met a woman, Margaret, who works in the NICU at my hospital! It's a small world. We sat next to each other and got to chat about ourselves and I believe that we'll become friends. I worked on my "Hex on the Beach" quilt. I have to remind myself to enjoy the "journey" of making this quilt and not to rush to get it done. I have a long way to go since I'm only on row three and there are 47 rows.
While at the quilt store, I couldn't resist picking up some Valentine's fabrics; especially because of the 20% discount. It's a miscellaneous pack with pink, red, brown and white fat quarters. I haven't decided what I'm going to make with it but I did find a few ideas in Pinterest. There's one idea I really like at SewMamaSew.
I also purchased myself a new desk chair for my sewing room. I had an old chair that over the years lost its fluff! It felt like I was sitting on a hard board. I even tried to fix the chair by taking it apart and adding a blanket and stapling it back together (I know,very amateur!) All it did was make me feel like I was sitting on a hill! Either way, flat or hilly, the chair had to go. I put together my chair with no help from my husband! The good thing that comes from him traveling all the time is I'm self-reliant. Of course, I might ask him to take a look at my chair to make sure it won't fall apart!
I hope your holiday is filled with happiness and fun!