Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I wasn't going to make Valentine cards this year, but then I saw this project at the Making Spot and decided to give it a try.

I spent a pleasant hour in my sunny dining room snipping and gluing.  I was reminded that I don't really like working with paper and glue, but I do like the results of this project!

I only did the faux stitch marks on one heart because after I drew them on, I decided I liked the hearts better without.

This hawk showed up in my backyard yesterday, which was quite exciting because less than a week ago I had a conversation with my 7-year-old nephew about hawks.  He told me they are his favorite bird, but he never sees them in the wild.  I told him I have seen them from time to time in my yard, and since his yard is only one street over from mine, I was sure he'd see one some day.  And then this guy (gal?) showed up!  I needed photographic proof for my nephew.

A housekeeping item:  a few weeks ago I turned off word verification for leaving comments because so many people complain about how difficult they are, and I agree.  However, I just turned it back on because I was inundated with spam.  I'm sorry if you are someone who has trouble with word verification!