Can you believe it? It's almost February and with that comes Valentine's Day! So I've done a little re-decorating here on the ol' blog. If you're viewing this in a reader you might click over to my actual blog site so you can see the results and let me know what you think of my new header. I signed up for the premium version of picnik and was able to do some fancy artsy things with photos I took of my grocery store tulips. It brings a little bit of spring even though spring seems like a long ways off most days.
In keeping with the Valentine theme, here's a peek at one of several projects I've been working on these past few weeks. Sharon over at Daisy Cottage Quilting posted a tutorial for a Valentine table runner. I didn't take the time to do the entire project (yet!) but did use a portion to make a little "mug rug". But if you want a cute project for coming holiday, be sure to go check out her website for the instructions. The mug rug is the perfect size for a cup of coffee and a cookie. Notice, no cookie here. New Year's resolutions are still in effect here at our house!!
So other than some secret sewing projects and a couple of quick out of town trips, nothing much going on here. We finally made it to St. Louis for Christmas with the family there. We enjoyed an afternoon with the grandsons while Mom and Dad had to work but came home the next day. Another quick drive up to Indy last weekend for D to attend the Woodworking Show at the fairgrounds. While he browsed through aisles of router bits and designer tools, I ventured out to find a new (to me) quilt shop, Quilts Plus. (Loved it!)
Warning. The remainder of this post is purely just a little Grammie bragging. But it's my blog and so I guess I can!
Mr. J is getting so grown up! He doesn't hesitate to carry on a conversation - and loves to watch the Packers. Here he's showing us how he can "smile from ear to ear" ! "Little" Mr. B is such a happy guy and will be walking soon, and just might have the weight advantage over his big brother.