Seems like forever since I last posted! My only excuse is that I have been experiencing life and it has been kicking my butt!! I have had a rough couple of weeks at work and some issues in my personal life have thrown me a bit off balance, but things are looking up and I am feeling good. I am the type of person who wears my feelings on my sleeve (my hubby's words!) and when they are just sitting there, they are very prone to getting knocked off quite easily! I have been letting some co-workers actions get to me these past few weeks, and I have also let some family member's comments and actions bring me down as well. These are areas that I really need to work on. I have missed blogging and even though I've been faithfully reading up on all my blogging friends, I haven't taken the time to post anything. Hopefully I am back on track now!
Now, for today's Made for Monday, I am sharing my latest passion with you. I have discovered rag garlands, and let me just tell ya, I am in love!!! These are so easy to throw together, although they can be time consuming to make. I have made one for a Christmas in July swap and I have made one for fall. I plan on making a couple of Halloween themed ones and a Christmas one for me to use to garnish my fireplace. Here's the fabrics I've chosen for the ones I plan on making:
And here's a pic of one I just completed for fall:
All I do to make one of these is to take a yard each of two coordinating fabrics and just tear them into strips. Then I cut the strips down to about six inch lengths. Then I cut a piece of twine about five feet long and tie a loop on each end. Then I take one six inch length of each color of fabric and tie it onto the twine. Do this until you fill up the twine, pushing each knotted piece together. Easy peasy!
Hubby and I went to Gatlinburg, TN a couple of weeks ago for a weekend getaway. We had a lot of fun even though both of us had a touch of a stomach bug. I saw one of these rag garlands at one of the craft shops down there and they were asking $45 for it! I know I could do it for a lot less money! So when we got home, I went to the fabric store and for about $5 worth of fabric and some twine I already had, I did just that!
We visited the Titanic museum while we were down there and it was awesome! Here's a pic of hubby and I standing in front of the "grand staircase":
Well, that's all I've got for now. I was the lucky winner of Karen's giveaway over at The Barely There Primitive Bear" and let me just tell ya, it was an awesome giveaway! I will post pics of that later this week.
Until next time. . .