"Open your hearts to the love God instills.....
God loves you tenderly. What He gives you
is not to be kept under lock and key, but to be shared."
Happy Valentine's Day. Do you have something special planned? We have always stayed home and enjoyed a home cooked meal. I have loved a tradition started way back when we were kids and I have continued it on with my own family. Everyone must wear something red to the dinner table and when you pull out your chair you would find a special treat. Growing up our favorite meal was my mom's meatloaf so on Valentine's Day she would shape it into a heart and we thought we had the best meal on earth. We knew we were truly loved and special.
Speaking of feeling special, I received a wonderful surprise package from Pam. She had recently gone on a business trip to Utah and was lucky enough to visit Sherpherd's Bush while there.
She knew I loved their pendant projects. She sent me not one but two of them. Also enclosed was some delicious cookies and some heart shaped Peeps. Yes I admit I like those sugary treats. I really like them after they are open and stale.
Here is a couple of the cookies with some peeps. There was also some dark chocolate dipped cookies but they broke in the mail. That's OK because when that happens all the calories fall out so I hate them right away. I admit these two got eaten with tea this morning. Did I mention the package just came yesterday. I can not resist a frosted sugar cookie.
This is the first pendant. It came in this cute box. I could not wait to start this one so I spent the entire afternoon working on it.
I am very pleased to say I did it in one day. This really is only about a inch long stitched. It is one over one.
The other pendant will be started real soon. It will be one I will be taking with me to camp with all the other Easter themed goodies.
Thank you Pam what a wonderful surprise. You can be my Valentine any day.
When I was back in Mass. in the fall I had the pleasure of joining a stitching group and meeting a fellow blogger Deborah from Cranberry Samplings. I had admired her quilted project bag. I took down the measurements but with all the stash I brought home it got lost. She was so wonderful to not just give me the measurements but she drew me a picture.
Joann's is having a sale next weekend and I will for sure be looking for some fun quilted material to try this out. She also enclosed a pattern that she had two of.
I think this one would look nice in the same colors I did the "ABCD" pattern in. I do like my pinks.
Thank you so much Deborah for taking the time to draw out the measurements for me.
I got my little heart fob all sewed up just in time to enjoy it for my Valentine's Day stitching.
"Today, see if you can stretch your heart
and expand your love so that it touches not only
those to whom you can give it easily,
but also those who need it so much."
Daphne Rose Kingma
Always keep love in your stitches,