Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Year of the Strawberry?

A couple years ago, I declared it the Year of the Cherry (for myself at least!), and I "indulged" in a couple of cherry quilt projects.  Then, for the past two years, I flirted with watermelons.  And while I can't say I'm DONE with either cherries or watermelons, it seems this might be the Year of the Strawberry.

Why?  I can't really say if it's just me or if it's a trend in the design world, but strawberry patterns and projects keep catching my attention.  The other day, I "discovered" a new-to-me pattern company, Cath's Pennies--I ran across the company's patterns on eBay when I was looking for something else.  I quickly ordered a couple patterns, one of which was a wool candle mat featuring . . . well, STRAWBERRIES, of course!


(If you click the link, check out her wool turkey pattern--LOVE it!  And yes, I ordered that one too.)

Then I received a gift of a key fob from a good friend--again, a STRAWBERRY!


And I was looking at the Buttermilk Basin monthly Wool and Needle patterns today, and guess what?


Oddly enough, in looking through my photo album for the above photos, I was reminded of this Plumcute design from a past issue of Create and Decorate--I'd forgotten about this one!



And another friend just gave me a bent spoon the other day.  Kismet?!  I'm sure I have that pattern . . . along with several more strawberry patterns.  So don't be surprised if you see a strawberry or two popping up around here before long.  Will you be "growing" some too this year?

3 comments:

Kigwit said...

I love Cath's Pennies. I made a cute snowman one this year-it's called The Melt. It's a fun one to make.

Shelley said...

Check out Red Brolly. Friday she posted directions for a really cute strawberry scissor holder.
What's not to love about strawberries?!!

jlgwyn said...

Ok - I just spent a good half hour looking at Cath's Pennies website. Those are great mats! I wish the Strawberry one was still available in a kit, or at least I wish I had seen this early enough before Valentine's day to get the heart mat. I've never crafted with wool before, so I think a kit would be a perfect start. Thanks for sharing!