Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Festivities

With my love of all-things hearts, this time of year can be dangerous for me to be out shopping. I saw this felted heart with chain-stitched embroidery in a shop window downtown a few weeks ago, and I resisted it for days, thinking to myself I could easily make one myself, but then I didn't make one myself, and as the number of hearts in the shop window dwindled as more and more shoppers snatched them up, I panicked and bought the last one on Saturday. Little things make me so happy.I finished stitching this funny little valentine last night. I want to make it into a small pillow, but that's not going to happen today, so I will have to present it to my valentine still in the hoop. The pattern is from Wild Olive.

Treats for the children. My husband had to go to Germany on business a few weeks ago, and he had one free day for site-seeing, so he went to a chocolate museum! Ooh, good choice of activity! I told him to be on the lookout for Valentine things for the children, and this is what he found. They will have to go on their Valentine's Day Treasure Hunt to find them.


I have had this heart necklace forever. My grandma gave it to me when I was a child. I don't remember exactly how old I was, maybe 9 or 10? I wore it for special occasions, and then when I was a teenager I stopped wearing it. I am not sure why. Maybe I felt like it was childish or out of style or something. As you can imagine, I have collected quite a few heart-charm necklaces over the years, and I love them all, but this is one I never reached for, until a few days ago, when I saw it hanging in my jewelry box and thought, you know, that's a really cute necklace.
Not too big, not too small, really just right. And I don't think it looks childish or out of style.

My grandma was born on Valentine's Day. Happy Birthday, Grandma. I miss you. Thanks for the necklace. I love it.