Hello my friend... thanks for stopping by for a visit! We are having a very cozy, easy going weekend. I pulled out my clipboard, fountain pen and the Valentine cards I designed and printed and spent many enjoyable hours writing greetings and even used my calligraphy pen. One is flying to Australia, others to England, some across the United States, North, South, East and West. Some I will deliver in person this week. :-)
Are you familiar with the re-issue of colored jars by Ball? Well.. I adore them. They first brought them out in blue, then last year they brought out green ones and then I learned they just brought them out in purple! They were not in the stores here so I ordered a box of 6 of them from Amazon and 2 days later here they were. What do you think?
I love that they are Made in the USA.
The 2 quart one on the right is the vintage original. The ones on the left are the new purple pint, the green quart and the first new one, the blue pint. We use them for drinking glasses and many other things.
Which color do you like the best? They are reasonable priced, I got the 6 purple ones for $10.99 - free shipping!
I made my 6th hat yesterday after I finished making my Valentines. I thought red was appropriate. I really like the lacy design of the shells.
I've made 4 girls hats for Taci's "Hats for Brazilian Babies" project. Be sure to also check out Sue's hat designs for this project -- Mrs. Micawber Blog.
And 2 boy hats. I might try to make 4 more for an even 10. :-)
I used my Drops fine cotton to make this flower. It's pretty small! :-) When I'm making these hats I'm thinking of the newborn babies that these will warm and hoping for a bright future for them and their mother's. Taci will be taking them to Brazil and with her mother will take them to a village where they are needed.
I was in our bedroom and glanced out the window and was amazed to see the flowering Quince tree with fresh new green leaves.. oh my goodness! Can you believe what a mild winter we're having here in Oregon, USA?
Just quite something, it is.
Dayle and Travis are watching The Hobbit on TV. I think I might just start another hat! :-) Today is for relaxing. I hope your day is/was a good one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)