Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day has taken me by surprise...seems I had more ideas for Valentine crafts...thanks to all of my fellow bloggers...than I had time. The craft room is a sea of red...snips of this and scraps of that, buttons, bows and belt buckles (a batch of 72 vintage ones arrived from E-Bay...what to do with them all?)...and only a few things are completed. Back in the basket they will go with the hope that I find myself with more time, and ambition, before next Valentine's Day rolls around. Do all crafters have more ideas than time?
I did finish a few more Valentine collage magnets for friends and set out my vintage Valentine napkins for a dinner party (the infamous "Gourmet Gourp") Saturday night.
Saturday's menu was all prepared by my Italian husband, Hank, who did an amazing job. He had to do most of it by himself as I have been under the weather with a cold. I finally got to use the $14.00 blackboard I picked up at a flea market in New Hampshire last month. Rubbed it with a little furniture oil and...Voila!
After the Italian feast on Saturday, and knowing that our Weight Watchers leader, Mary Elizabeth, occasionally reads this blog, here is what I received for Valentine's Day from hubby with a beautiful (but thankfully, not edible) card...
But here is my favorite Valentine gift from  hubby...a purple "Sing-a-ma-jig". Not only does this little guy sing "Oh My Darlin', Clementine" but as he mouths the words, he displays his tongue and lttle white teeth. Hank knew this little guy would be right up my alley!
I only wish Nancy was here to see this. She would have had to have one too and the two of us would have shared howls of laughter as his little teeth moved up and down. Silly, I know, but that's the way we were...
When I woke up from a long nap yesterday (that nasty cold again), these lovely hyacinths were at the door from our grandchildren, Robert, Brian and baby Anna. Just smelling these makes me think of Spring...
 And Anna even "signed" the card!

So, all in all, it's a perfect Valentine's Day. I'm sitting here in my sweats, blowing my nose and nursing the cold, but definitely feelin' the love. I wish the same for all of you. Happy Valentine's Day!

"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." ~ Helen Keller

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Lakeesha said...

Happy Valentine's Day! It looks like you had a fantastic weekend. Nancy, was right there with you as you laughed with the"sing-a-ma-jig". Get Well Soon because Spring is-a-coming.

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Hi! Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog which then led me to your blog which I LOVE and I will be adding to my daily read with a latte!
Looking forward to following you.

Pam said...
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Pam said...

Hi Cheryl, I visited your blog for the first time, I must say how beautiful it is and what a beautiful person you are to love your dear sister so much and carry on her legacy. Thank-you for sharing. I am new in blogland and hope to meet many kindred spirits as yourself! Blessings, Pam

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well it may be a chalk board-- but it's still a place for 'BULLETINS'...
love the idea of your blog honoring your sister and what the two of you were together-- crafty, traveling,baking, laughing sisters!

Be blessed~