A Happy Valentine's Day to You!
I’ve never been much for Valentine’s Day – thinking it as some kind of holiday the American card companies dreamed up to keep their businesses afloat in those long winter months. (Although I do fondly remember those cards my grandparents sent from NY State signed ---- and ----; it took us years to figure out who sent them – such intrigue for a five year old). And since I just love dark chocolate - I don't need much of an excuse to indulge.
The Farmer and I have never even exchanged cards. We usually celebrate with a nice meal (which I cook) and some flowers (which he sometimes remembers to buy). When Julia entered pre-school I found the Valentine’s Day Celebration frankly another annoyance of extra stuff to do for an entire class of kids I didn’t know. I guess you could call me “scrooge.” But as time has gone on, I seem to be getting a little more used to all the hoopla of hearts, candy (not easy for a kid who is diabetic), and general insanity. This year, we went full force all weekend with lots of glue, red glitter, pink paint and wood hearts from the craft store. We also made lots of goopy cards we mailed Monday with that pretty new “love” stamp from the post office. I swear whoever buys this house one hundred years from now will find red glitter in those cracks in the floor.
Commercialism aside, I can’t help but think about all of you who have been reading this blog since I started it last March. I wanted to send out a special Valentine message to all of you – I know most of you only by your “blogger profile” names and blogs – which is just the oddest thing. And the strangest thing is I know there are plenty of you out there who are too shy and busy to comment - maybe living in some far off place in the world. This internet thing totally astounds me! I thank you all for reading. This bloggy world is still one I am getting used to. But it’s fun to learn about other's lives and I hope you are enjoying all our antics and adventures in stitching, farming, and lambing.
Here are a couple of Valentine’s I made up for you. For your Stitching Friends, click here to find an embroidered Valentine on the Colorful Stitchery Stitchalong blog.
Share them with your sheepy, fiberish, and knitter friends – pass on the fiber love.
And thanks for reading. Happy Heart’s Day.
For your Fiber Friends, I worked a little magic in Photoshop on that cute lamb with the white heart on his side.
For your Knitting Friends, I knit up a pink heart!