One of which will be going out with Ben's graduation announcements -- and, yes, I am freaking out as the clock clicks closer to that life-changing day.
Soon it will just be Dennis and I at home. With that in mind, here's a little monogram I stitched on a vintage damask napkin; it's cheerily hanging in our master bath now. Much more cheerily than I am at the prospect of our empty nest I must say!
Another little project: I covered a pillow with some beautiful antique bark cloth fabric; it's always hard to make a cut into old fabric but I'm always pleased with the results.
And I used some Moda sampler fabric to stitch two more hearts -- on the one above I added cross stitch to the A, L and M -- my pre-marriage initials -- and on the one below I stitched some pretty border stitches in matching green on one curve of the heart, just for fun.
I also created another Downton Abbey tag; this time, I selected buttons that made me think of Mary and Matthew as he was going off to war. The photo is from the scene of her saying goodbye at the train station. Train station platform goodbyes are so poignant, aren't they? I added a frame from an antique album as well as a bower of flowers from a piece of antique scrap. And some washi tape and blue velvet trim.
At home, I've been rearranging my dining room. I'll show you when it's finished (Spring fever!) Above, I mounted that cage "doll" I created on top of a silver toned candlestick for extra height. I like the way it shows off the danglies.
So, that's some of what I've been up to, creatively, lately. With my husband traveling a lot for work lately I'm lucky to make it to work and back and hold down the fort at home, much less get anything creative done. Nevermind the aforementioned empty nest anticipation which is really hitting hard for some reason right now (whimper.)