It’s here, it’s here…one of my favorite times of the year! Now, I do love Valentine’s Day. Not all the hype, mind you, or the idea that someone has to spend huge amounts of money to prove their affection but just the opportunity to remind all the special people in my life just how special they are. Speaking of special people, a big hug and kiss to Madam Samm and Soma from Whims and Fancies for designing a great pattern that helps by directing all the funds to some special charities and for organizing this hop and to P&B Textiles and Shelley’s Buttons and More for sponsoring!
Last year, I shared how we celebrate Valentine’s at our house with a heart-shaped dinner (you can read that post here) and so I thought, “What do I need to add to my table?” I loved, loved, loved the image of the heart with the arrow and I had some lovely fabric that my DH had given me for Valentine’s last year. I don’t know about you, but when I make a special dinner, make a quilt, or shop for a “just so perfect” little gift, what I’m really doing is telling someone how I much I care. So, here’s what I decided to add to our Valentine table…
Unfortunately, the winter weather has me photographing indoors so the lighting is not the best. Here’s a little close-up of the pieced block from the pattern.
Now that my table runner’s done, perhaps I’ll work on place mats for next year. In the meantime, I’ve made a couple of small Valentine’s for the packages that had to mail early.
As you can see, we were having our burst of winter weather. We had about 8 inches of snow before the freezing rain came in (just on the afternoon of the day we needed to retrieve our daughter from the airport!) We got her home just fine and she delighted her younger sister by bringing her a veritable treasure trove of Percy the Pig fruit snacks from Marks & Spencer!
Here’s how the yard looked on Sunday…a fine layer of ice on snow. Luckily, not a very big layer and it melted quickly!
Much as I love the snow, I’m glad to be back to driving again. (I was born and raised in Southern California and, out of concern for the safety of other drivers, I don’t drive on white stuff!)
So, for the giveaway, shopping opportunities have been slim since I’m back to working at the candy store for the holiday so I’m sharing some of my favorites from my own stash. There’s an oversized fat quarter of the check and a half-yard of the floral.
Yes, I’ll ship internationally and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment. Perhaps tell me your favorite thing about Valentine’s Day? I love the people, of course, but my other top two are chocolate and all the pink in the decorations! (I’ve mentioned before that pink is my very favorite color…just a few dozen times, I’m sure.) Anyway, thanks for hopping by and be sure to stop and see all the other wonderful, talented quilters showing their creations today. Oh, and my giveaway for the Grow Your Blog Hop is still open until the 15th so you can comment on this post to enter that, too!