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So it is raining again in Georgia today. For those of you who don't live in Georgia it has rained more in the last five months than it has in the last five years ( I don't know this to be a fact, but it surely seems to be true). So to keep from going crazy today I decided to go through my fabric stash looking for inspiration. I found some old burlapish ( I like to make up words) drapes from our last house and some rusty red fabric I had bought on clearance a couple of years ago because it was MY red. The red made me think of Valentine's, so I started plotting and came up with doing a fluffy heart out of circles of fabric. I started by cutting the burlap to the size I wanted and then got busy on the circles, it took about 50 circles. Cutting the circles out was the most time consuming part.
Then I folded the circles and hand stitched them into a heart shape.
The final product makes me smile...
I love the fact that it blends in with my other decor and doesn't scream Valentine's Day, in fact I am thinking I may leave it out long after the other decorations are put away.
I plan to work on another one this week that is the same colors, but different design. I'll share as soon as it is done. I hope you have found something to make you smile today.