I meant to tell you all about the wonderful dinner we had with my niece last night. She flew in from New York, where she is attending culinary school, and baked a gorgeous and delicious Raspberry pistachio tart. I took lots of photos to share only to find this morning that the flash card for my camera was still in the computer from the last time I downloaded photos, so I have nothing to show you. I hate it when I do bone headed things like that. Sheesh.
I have today off and have decided to spend it doing some fun things I just haven't had time for until now. Making a Valentines banner with some felt and scraps was first on my list and I was up bright and early at 5:30 a.m. to begin. I didn't mean to be up that early, but I find it nearly impossible to sleep in. So I grabbed a cup of coffee and got to work.
Coffee and crafting are a pretty perfect pairing at 5:30 a.m. I had so much fun I plan to make a few more today, along with running some errands, catching up with all of you and maybe finding an old movie to watch. It's cold, it's grey, and I haven't had a day of indulgence for far too long.
Up at the butt crack of dawn and you are at your sewing machine?? I applaud you!!! But if you are up and can't sleep in then doing something you love is a great way to spend the time. The garland is so cute!ReplyDelete
My favourite way to do nothing is to read or create something...whatever mood I'm in, tells me what I'll be doing.
Hope there is a nap in your afternoon!! xo
What a pretty banner! I can't believe you were doing this so early in the morning. I hate getting up early and sleep in when ever I can. Of course, then I stay up late reading!ReplyDelete
I do love love love that heart banner. It's always a good thing to work with red on a cold, grey day. I hope you take a picture of the banner after it is hanging so we can see how you attach the hearts etc. This winter my favorite nothing is playing with my Cricut and Gypsy. I'm still learning how to use them but it is fun. Have a wonderful day of indulgence.ReplyDelete
Kathy, it is adorable!!!! I'm still blurry eyed at that time of day! Life is so busy - I wish I had more time to sew. Do nothing? Well, guess watching TV is doing nothing. I love Blue Bloods and The Good Wife.ReplyDelete
Have a good day!!
Love your hearts Kathy! I like to spend my time looking through decorating books getting inspired and then making lists of things I want to create.ReplyDelete
Love the banner. Your day sounds pretty perfect to me. Maybe add a little baking to top it all off and I would feel totally indulged. Enjoy, PattyReplyDelete
Oh, I just love, love, love your hearts - banner, or alone! How amazing that you did all that so early in the morning! I'll admit I get more done if I get up early, but I'm kind of a night owl so like to read late.ReplyDelete
I adore this. The colors are fab!!ReplyDelete
The BEST way to start the day!!! This is soooooo cute!! Happy day off!! xoxo DebbieReplyDelete
The hearts are SO cute, I can see why you enjoy making them. I would, too, but I would need a later start. I seem to be more productive in the late afternoon/early evening.ReplyDelete
It's cold and gloomy here, too. I don't watch too much TV but I have plenty to read after I do a little blog catch up! Enjoy your day, Kathy!
such a sweet garland. love the colors, and all of your special little details. the raspberry pistachio tart sounds delicious and i'm sure looked as good as it tasted (is your niece at the culinary institute by any chance?)ReplyDelete
Let me just start by saying YOUR day off is NOT my favorite day!!! That said I L-O-V-E YOUR Valentines banner!!! Remember to come hungry to work tomorrow!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! When I first saw your new banner, I thought "that is just too darned cute!" before even reading that you made it. I absolutely love it!!! You go girl ;)ReplyDelete
Me and early mornings do not go well together. Afternoons and evenings are more my style.
I've done the same as you...left the memory card in the computer. We can be boneheads together! LOL (that dessert sounds SO good)
I love to read books so, if I were to indulge myself, I could while away a day with a good book.
Oh My Gosh!! I love your heart banner!!! I am putting one of those on my to do list!! It's really just darling and my favorite colors too!! Nice work! ~ DeannaReplyDelete
Love your new header. You are quite talented to have made it. Have a blessed evening. MadelineReplyDelete
Sitting here with the dogs on my laptop! These hearts are adorable! I couldn't do that that early in the morning myself. Although I am a morning person, I'm not that early a morning person!ReplyDelete
I can't believe you voluntarily get up that early!!ReplyDelete
You always make the cutest things. Love those hearts!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPER CUTE garland! Thank you for sharingReplyDelete
I was just admiring the new banner at the top of your blog - and here it is in your post too!! I love this garland - and that is a great way to while away time that you can't sleep. ;-)ReplyDelete
I'm an early riser also and I cherish those quiet hours. Your garland is so pretty!!! Makes me want to get in the Valentines mood.
What an adorable banner. So cute and cheery.ReplyDelete
Mr. Sweet and I love doing the olden movie thing....popcorn, fire, hot chocolate..the works. :))
I love your banner. Don't worry, I have done that too. One day it was the most glorious Spring Day in Boston Common. The tulips had just bloomed. So, there I was flashing away, click, click, click. I got home and realized I hadn't put the flash card in the camera. Well, you have the pictures that you took in your mind and you'll remember the lovely visit.ReplyDelete
Oh my stars (or should I say hearts)! These are adorable. You sure have an eye for combining fabrics in delightful ways.ReplyDelete
Your heart banner is adorable! Can't waste one minute of a day off. MimiReplyDelete
Please tell me you meant to say 5:00 p.m.....Who gets up when it's still dark out?....But you need to be applauded for being up and making such a cute V-Day banner. It's adorable.....ReplyDelete
Your header is so cute Kathy. :0) A quiet day would be spent just like yours. :0) Have a wonderful week. Hugs. TrishReplyDelete
Were you dreaming about it and had to get up at 4 in the morning....Love itReplyDelete
Your day sounds lovely, and I hope it was wonderful! Crafting and coffee at 5:30 in the morning is definitely my kind of start to the day! :-)ReplyDelete
Really cute Kathy! I thought maybe Mary Englebriet had been here!ReplyDelete
I love her designs.
Sounds like a fine day off. I hope it happens again soon for you.
Oh my goodness, I am loving your blog! Love the colors, love the red barn, love these gorgeous hearts! I found you at Brenda's Cozy Little House and I'm glad I did, I added you to my blog roll, and I'm your newest follower. Stop by to visit me sometime if you'd like. Hugs ~ MaryReplyDelete
I really love these. Do you have any to sell? Thanks. KendraReplyDelete