It’s been a long while since I have written: Summer goes by so fast doesn’t it?
We took our annual trip to the Jersey Shore…
I LOVE the smell of the salty air and the sound of the waves…
I Love THIS GUY even more!
I LOVE to go antiquing while I’m there. You can read about it here.
This year I was inspired by all the nautical themes I saw…
Anchors, sailboats, lobsters, sand, surf…
I tried to bring a little of that back into my home.
I started with a frame I found at a thrift store for $10. It had a picture of Elvis in it. That’s gone now.
I had some fabric left over from a previous project and printed a picture from the wonderful Graphics Fairy onto some muslin.
I purchased and downloaded the nautical stars from a wonderful embroidery site called Urban Threads. (If your have an embroidery machine and are looking for cool designs, I highly suggest giving them a look-see.)
As you can see, the hardest part (for me, at least) is lining up the stars to match both sides.
Most of the time I try my best and then pray…
Not too bad, huh?
Next I used some adhesive spray to secure the fabric onto my board.
That’s Vee-O-La! in KathySpeak
I also cut apart a wonderful grain sack I found to make it into a table runner.
I had to get out my serger which always makes me nervous. Anyone who is new to serging will understand. But all I did was try to serge the edges.
Before the Serge
After the Serge
Here’s some views of the finished projects
And of course, how could I leave you without posting this………
Please have a Beautiful Day!