Yes, a new bear, though, not a new man!!! I found him sitting on a shelf of Valentine items at the Home to Home Thrift Shop up in Belle Plaine yesterday. You may remember I went to the dentist and I promised myself I would make it worthwhile with a stop at the Thrift Shop. And it was! All Valentine items were 35% off so I picked up this little guy to see what that would be .......his tag read $2.00 so in the basket he went!! I found a couple other items but I'll post them next week. They don't fit the Valentine theme. :-)
When I got Mr. Bear home, I tossed him in the washing machine and if he survived he was a keeper. I buy lots of stuffed toys at garage sales and thrift shops but they must withstand a washing to come to live with me. As I put him in the machine I noticed a tag by his tail that said Helzeberg Diamonds. I'm thinking somebody got something sparkly with this guy in his previous life!!! And now his life is going to be one of posing with my craft and sewing projects! :-)
And today's project is a set of dishtowels. Last week I found these black and red cotton dishtowels at my favorite Dollar Tree store and picked up several red ones and the only black one to make up some decorative towels for my kitchen. The hearts on the towels are extras from a Valentine panel that I bought for another project. I used the same heart but stitched around it in different colors and added rick rack. This project was my "creative treat" after I did more sorting and cleaning in my sewing room and finally located some needed items to finish off a couple of other projects. If it sounds like I am cleaning and sorting and unpacking a lot perhaps I should let you know - and some do - that we've only lived here two years and in that time, my parents had health problems and then my dad passed away. Prior to that, if you've ever prepared a house to sell, you know that things have to go into storage. And prior to that our son had moved home and many things went in boxes so we could make room for his stuff. Soooooo, I am opening boxes, sorting and finding things that I have not seen in more than five years!! It has been interesting, to say the least!!
It's Friday the 13th today! That's great in my book......only one more day til Valentines Day!!!
Have a great day! Valentine memories coming up next post.