Over the weekend we celebrated our daughter Heather's
Plans were made to gather at her backyard patio to celebrate this special day.
I knew exactly what I wanted to give her and spent the week sewing and crafting.
Burlap was the theme.
Lavender sachets made from purchased burlap bags with hand made felt flowers.
A table runner with vintage crocheted medallions and buttons.
And four ruffled pillows.
I found working with burlap surprisingly easy.
Raw edges must be zig-zagged. I used the largest setting.
Sturdy, matching thread was used to gather.
My basic Kenmore sewing machine sewed just fine.
It pressed very well with a hot steam iron and a little spray of water.
I used sturdy thread to hand sew closed.
She loves Sunflowers.
And four linen napkins tied with woven ribbon.
Fleur de lis door stop
The sweet birthday girl with her new gifts.
Ready for the festivities.
A beautiful late summer evening.