Well, my friends, I’m getting a lot of use out of my “red” stuff—what with Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and now today’s Chinese Lantern Festival. I already shared my lantern photos Monday in my erroneous celebration on the wrong day. Ah well, at least I’m enthusiastic in my mistakes.
I think I’m going to find a little something from different countries around the world to celebrate each month along with my own U.S. traditions. It’s a good way to learn about other cultures. February has been fun learning a little about Chinese customs so I’ll move on to Celtic customs during March.
The Amy Butler Weekender Bag project is now done and has been delivered to its new owner. I guess I should explain that my sewing this was not for money but as a kindness to her.
She wanted a southwestern themed fabric and chose two different Michael Miller prints that look like petrolglyphs.
In the meantime, a need to whip up something new and super simple lured me into an unscheduled sewing project yesterday afternoon. I didn’t want anything expensive or complicated—just a little thing to balance out my big projects.
So here is my new tea towel using fabric left over from last year’s spring dinner party apron favors. This was merely a matter of cutting out a rectangle and hemming the edges—such joy in simplicity. Just seeing it hanging on the line and dancing in the breeze is enough to celebrate this moment in time.
Now I’m off to work on projects promised to Joni, Kelli for a fundraiser, my sister Connie, Special Olympics fundraiser items, a technical writing project, etc.
Thank goodness dinner is in the crock-pot. I’m using an easy recipe for Pepper Jack Chicken posted on Seasonal Delights. I’m kind of tired.