The fella comes home tonight - it's been a very long three weeks for both of us! he was in California visiting a good friend, and even though he had a great time, he's ready for home! I made him this banner to greet him when he walks in the door! It's just a paper, glue, a sharpie, and a pair of fancy edged scissors kind of project, but it'll do the trick!
And this afternoon I'll be baking a welcome home cake - Duncan Hines has a french vanilla cake mix that's really great! Even Julia Child said she always used a cake mix - so don't hate on me!
This morning I finished 2 more project bags. This time, at the fantastic suggestion of English Emily (not sure if she realizes we call her that back in Ohio! She met a dreamy Englishman and moved there to start a family with him - now her life feels to me like some kind of wonderful PBS drama! Yet she pines for Taco Bell - i can't understand it! sorry Emily, but I can't! :) I used whole coffee beans inside the secret scent pouches. She used to knit with us at a local coffee house and she said her knitting always smelled like coffee when she got home so she suggested I use coffee beans instead of lavender in the pouches - I love it! and the scent automatically refreshes as the beans knock into each other when the bag moves. Thanks Emily!
I eyeballed the size for the overall bag - kind of based on the embroidered piece, and kind of based on laziness - and just by sheer luck some are the perfect size to slip a magazine into - and because both projects I've been working on lately are from magazines, it's just right!