Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet! Couple of Weeks

The last couple of weeks have pointed toward one moment: The moment our son returned from Germany on school break yesterday, Valentine's Day. Just perfect. The weather was gorgeous, the flights were on time, and I am so happy to have everyone home right now just where they should be! 

Do you crochet? I made up those little hearts at the top on Sunday during breaks at work. Once I got going and timed myself (I am production oriented and like to know down to the minute what my efforts are worth!), each took about six minutes. A garland should be ready for next Valentine's Day; however, now I'm thinking about a petite flag garland created out of stripey sock yarn. The heart pattern is at Skip To My Lou. She always has fun things to try. 
Work in my studio this month has been pillows, pillows, pillows. The monogrammed pillow cover above flew off to Brussels last week. Belgium?? It's inconceivable to me that someone from Belgium where beautiful handcrafting abounds (right? lace, and I'm sure other needle arts) wanted something custom made by me. A man, no less, who was designing something for his sweetie. Sweet!  
A new design came to me from an etsy customer. Letter pillow covers. Just the initial monogrammed with a period after. Fun. Typographical. New idea. The hardest part of this is finding substantial fonts to fill the area without looking lost. 

Well, I stayed home from Bible study tonight because I've been in the studio sewing half the day and online designing with new folks that have stopped by the shop. I never got to my transcription and must turn that in by the stroke of 12, so must move on. 
Meanwhile, I'll be delighting in the handcrafted chocolate champagne truffles my boy brought home to his mama. Lush!  Love!  Sweet! 


Michele said...

Enjoy your son while you have him! Love the initial and period, very cute. I'm going to be in Cola in March for my son's debate tournament!

Finding Pam said...

What a wonderful day for you to have your son home. I know you are enjoying every moment with him.

Your work is so beautiful.

Kristyne said...

Hi Michele,

Thank you so much for taking the time to say hello. Nice to meet you, especially as my very first non-friend/family member commenter. I really appreciated it. You totally made my day :)

I love the Tea en Provence pillow! I look forward to seeing many more beautiful designs.


Nanette Merrill said...

Glad your son came to visit. I know how that feels. Love the hearts and the stitching.

Anonymous said...

Cute stuff!! (So is your son! LOL)

Lisa in Oklahoma

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

The grey pillow is beautiful and you blog is wonderful to read!