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  1. I am envious of your nice, even satin stitches. I HATE doing the satin stitch caz I am lousy at it although I could do French knots and lazy daisies all day long! I got my Valentine craft supplies/stash out today and my secret pal at church is gonna get a nice bag of stuff (I buy after the holiday for the next year). So far I have literally SHOVED an empty Valentine candy box into the center of a “cherry” vine wreathe inside my tobacco basket! Last year was the first time I started making buntings/garlands and have had so much fun doing different ones. Although I like using hot glue, the pink stitching is much prettier!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, the satin stitch is definitely tricky to get them all lined up! I prefer the other stitches, too:)

  2. Lora, what a cute idea to use burlap ribbon to make your bunting. I love the little heart embellishment. It looks very nice on your kitchen cabinet.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol!

  3. I loved your little bunting garland the moment I saw it, Lora! It has such a sweet vibe with the embroidered hearts, and I’ve had embroidery on the mind since shopping for this challenge. (I had a pair of jeans with embroidery I used to pull off the clothesline when I was a little girl. I didn’t have the patience to let them dry.) Now I plan to dive into it! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yay, I’m so excited I inspired you to embroider, Crissy! I learned as a kid from my Grandma and really want to spend more time doing it. It’s so fun to add a little embellishment here and there! (Like we had on our jeans back in the day;)

  4. Hi Lora! I love your checked bunting idea!! Really fun idea and I love the little hearts you created… You’re right this idea could be used in so many ways. I love the idea of bunting hanging swagged around a room or outdoors even (Downton Abbey images come to mind). Happy to be on this challenge with you. <3

    Hearty hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, bunting just adds a bit of fun and celebration anywhere, doesn’t it? Why wait for a party:)

  5. Lora,

    This garland is perfection! Love the fabric you chose and the random use of hearts is a nice touch. I would be using the fabric glue method since I didn’t listen to my mom and learn to sew.

    Cindy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      There are so many who never got the opportunity to learn to sew, Cindy. That’s why I wanted to make sure this one would work with glue!

  6. Marlene Stephenson says:

    This is such a sweet bunting, i love it, you always come up with something so imaginative.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Aw, thanks, Marlene:)

  7. When I saw your finished Valentine bunting, I actually said out loud, “Awwww”. Love the idea, and the colors… and the everything! Pinned! Love hopping with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks so much, Julie! And thanks for pinning:) I love hopping with this group; such a great bunch of talented, sweet ladies!

  8. Hi lora, oh my gosh Lora this bunting looks amazing! The detail of the hearts! So pretty! I have to step up my game! laura

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too funny, Laura:) I was thinking the same thing when I saw you doing IGTV! Video…argh…maybe in 2020? #goals!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m loving the pink and gray combo this year, Katie!

  9. Lora, you always know how to make me smile. And usually make me want to live close to you so your creativity would rub off on me. This garland is so sweet. I want it! It looks perfect hanging on your cabinet. Thank you for joining in. Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Right back at ya, girl! Thanks for inspiring the Valentine decor! I probably would have skipped it this year otherwise;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too sweet, Laura:) Thanks!

  10. Terrie Tipler says:

    What a pretty color combo. Love the gray and pink. This little flag garland is so easy and fun to make and can be used for all seasons. Love it Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m kinda loving the subtle Valentine look of gray and pink this year, Terrie. Think I got a little over the red at Christmas! Yes, this DIY bunting is so easy to make and fun to decorate with!

  11. I love your version, Lora! The buffalo check burlap ribbon looks great embellished with hearts that you embroidered using yarn. The garland looks fabulous on your cabinet! Great project.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Paula! Buffalo check is so in right now, but this bunting brings a new vibe to it.