Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's Never Too Early for a Heart

Last night I was working along on the baby quilt. Mr. Sweetie Pie was working late, and I started thinking how much I "heart" him. So one thing led to another and I made this little heart to hang on his armoire.

I like it!
Red is my favorite color and he is my favorite man!

Only problem was......when I looked for a needle to close the heart, I had to go back to the package. Somehow needles just disappear around here.

That led to another brilliant idea. I made this little needle book.

I got to try out another of the decorative stitches on my new sewing machine.

And now I have a much better place to leave my needles after I've finished using one. (The arms of the chair I've been sitting in is really not a very good place. )

I got all the squares finished last night, and hopefully tonight I'll get the top put together. I have ideas for the sashing. I'm sort of a make-it-up-as-you-go-along kind of person, in case you hadn't noticed. The pattern I'm using is a free one . You know "free" is my favorite word, right?!
Hope you're having a great day with lots of fun thrown in!
Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

That's a sweet little heart Elaine! I'm anxious to see your little topper too -- the blocks are really cute!

Susan said...

A sweet heart for your sweetheart! I heart that. And I know how you feel about needles disappearing, nice solution.

Margaret said...

You certainly ar a crafty lady thanks for stopping by on my posts, heart thins are good it's a way of keeping in touch , without the touch. Hugs

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Perfect little heart! Just love the needle case! I can't wait to see the baby quilt! Blessings,Kathleen

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a lovely heart for your hubby. You are such a talented person. The needle case is very nice and I look forward to seeing the baby quilt.

Millie said...

Elaine, you are ready for Valentines Day...LOVE the red heart!
Have a great weekend!

Miri said...

I love the rick rack on the heart!
very cute!

Your quilt is looking adorable with the bright centers and the black and white dot around-stylish and cute at the same time and that's hard to pull off.

You left us hanging...what's that guilt free dessert?

Nettie said...

I love your heart and needlecase*! I have a shopbought one* somewhere but a handmade one is sooo much nicer, so shall have to do one sometime! enjoy your weekend x