Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Galentine’s and Valentine’s day

Happy Galentine_s Day

When I got the schedule of Events for Island Batik ambassadors I thought this was a typo, but it’s NOT….

Have a look at this video.

That each year lots of Singles feel lonely on Valentine’s because they don’t have a date so Galentine’s is for GAL pals to celebrate that they appreciate each other….

Something I never thought of, since I’m not into Valentine’s day but do buy little things for the kids.

I remember Dan and I took Bjorn out on Valentine’s day when he was a baby, I think around 2 and I was pregnant with Solveig, it was a cute little italian restaurant and OF course we got the table smack in the middle of the restaurant and OF course Bjorn was being a loud 2yr old boy!- I bet he was birth control for a lot of couples there…. ha ha

So I was thinking of Galentine’s day and my friend Laura, who is really a great friend to me over these last few years we’ve known each other!

She’s also my sewing buddy!!

So I got out my Valentine’s bundle (which I washed already)

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And my original idea was a mug rug, but once I printed it I thought it was to big and odd and then thought of a 4” pincushion instead..

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here’s my 4” block all pieced and ready for trimming.

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and now all trimmed

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I then decided to quilt it a bit and found a bit of batting and a piece for the backing (I just don’t like the batting to be facing my feeddogs on the machine.

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part of the goodies from island batik was this pinkish thread that was thicker and I wanted to see if it would work on my machine and it DID!

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I then put regular thread in the machine and laid another backing piece on top and stitched around leaving an opening at the bottom and trimmed the corners.

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then turned right side out and stuffed with crushed walnut shells and sewed it closed

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She liked it! Smile

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Happy Valentine_s Day

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3 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

That turned out really cute! I guess we were both rebels-mine wasn't a mug rug either!!

Joyce said...

Love this pincushion - and so useful!

FunThreads Designs said...

Very cute