So here it is Labor Day, but my thoughts are a couple of holidays ahead.
Faithful readers of this blog know that I do Christmas ornaments each year for friends and family, always personalized with names or initials and the date. Since I've been doing this for decades, it gets harder and harder to think of a new approach, and a point of pride to come up with something sort of new. On my recent road trip, with lots of time to talk about everything under the sun, I was musing about what I was going to make this year, and was guilted by my friend into making the ornaments out of fabric rather than some of the other materials I have experimented with in recent years.
I won't show you what I'm making, of course, but I will show you the half-yard of fabric that came in the mail last week. You will note the digits 1 and 3 and probably surmise that I'll use it for the dates.
As I did last year, I'm offering to make an ornament for one of my faithful readers to say thanks for following. Leave a post before this coming Friday and tell me why you should be the lucky one! Maybe it will put you in a Christmas mood and take your mind off the HOT weather for a minute or two.