WHOOPS! Liar, liar, pants on fire… remember that one from childhood? Since Dave’s illness I’ve gotten a lot of practice saying, “I’m sorry.” My brain works, sometimes, and the memory not at all, most of the time. When I said I’d found the rag rug wreath link at Retro Farm Wife, I well and truly thought I had. But, no. I had a good visit the the RFW but I found the link at Tammy’s Recreating Grandma’s House, her April 7, 2011 post. Tammy, many thanks for your comment here as that’s what started the gray cells sparking; I’m sorry I neglected to give you credit firstly.
I finally spent some time in the studio but couldn’t quite get my mind around a project. For a long while, perhaps a year, rain has been finding its way into the studio and every time I go out there, see the wet rug and floor, my heart sinks. It’s silly, I know, there are far worse things than a wet floor but life is so crowded that any little thing just pulls me down. We’ve re-side the studio, the old ham house, and we’ve caulked and I don’t know what to do next. I’m not sure if the rain is coming through, or near a window, which that’s what it looks like or what, perxactly. Daniel is perplexed too and if Daniel is perplexed I shouldn’t feel quite so bad -smile-. Around here, if Daniel can’t fix it…it’s well and truly broken.
I visited The Retro Farmwife
and, on her sidebar, found a link to The Cottage Home and a tutorial for a Summer Fabric Rag Wreath. Please see Whoops, above.
That was just the ticket for a fun, quick project and all I had to do was pull out some fabric from the stash and get the heart shaped wreaths from the garden shed. Perfect! Please see Lindsay’s blog for more concise directions as I see absolutely no need to reinvent the wheel. I’m sorta a git ‘er done kinda gal and there’s no way I’m going into the detail she went into. Some of my strips were cut into 12 inch lengths, others into 14 inch lengths and I didn’t sweat the difference. Heck, some strips were even longer so I just wrapped them around the heart shaped wreath and then tied the knot. Come to think of it, not all of the fabric wasn’t even used but I only remember hours after the fact.
By the way, I only have a heart shaped wreath and not the circular wreath like Cottage Gal but I think it worked just as well.
So, here’s the finished wreath and I do like it. It hangs atop my Spring Gal sent by Misha last year and add cheer and beauty to the studio door. Both make me smile every time I go by, or into, the studio. I’ve got two more wreaths and am pulling out the black and white fabric for one and, perhaps for Christmas, I’ll use red and green fabric.
I liked this little project; it was fast enough to give me some instant gratification and, because of the fabric stash, colorful enough to add cheer and beauty. That’s a win-win, don’t you think?
Blessings ~ fabric stash ~ heart shaped wreath ~ Misha ~ spring ~ Lindsay ~
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