Wednesday, February 14, 2007

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!

23 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for the valentine. Just keep writing for us enthralled readers.

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Snarled Yarns said...

Happy V day to you too, and thanks for blogging!

Mary Lou said...

Any day that involves chocolate is fine with me. I read somewhere of couple that waits until Feb. 15, then celebrates Cheap Chocolate Day. Thanks for the cute cards.

Kathy said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Kristin! But, no photos of Julia's creations?!?

bernie said...

I really love your blog. It's so refreshing to read. I love the lambs; they are really rambunctious looking. Sort of like children at play. It's pretty neat how one ended up with a heart-shaped spot right before Valentine's Day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Vanlentine's Day to you, Kristin. Thank you for your Valentine's to share. They've brought a smile to my face and a warmth to my heart. As always, I enjoyed reading your words and admiring your work today. Signed -------. : )

Anonymous said...

i love you mommy
julia

kneek said...

Reading your blog in the morning starts my day off on the right foot. Thanks for taking the time to post and sharing the details of your life. I'd love to see Julia's cards if you still have some lying around.

Karen said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you! I just found your blog a few weeks ago, but I thought I would de-lurk and tell you how much I enjoy reading it.

Marcy said...

Thanks for the cards, Kristin! I sent the ewe lamby around to several family and friends. Happy Valentine's day to you and the Farmer and to Julia.

Scribbles & Bits said...

Happy Valentine's day to you as well!!!! The cards are both super cute!

Robin said...

Happy Valentines Day to you and your family! Thanks for the fun blog.

Knit & Spin said...

Those cards are adorable, I cannot wait to send them to my friends! I just found your blog via the Kniting Iris but enjoy reading it and your farm antics. I am one of the few from my fiber guild who does not own animals (well, except for a dog) and I enjoy hearing/reading about the lifestyle. Someday....:)

Tracy in IL

Kathleen C. said...

Thank you... for the blog, the fun reads, the beautiful art and the Valentines. A happy Valentine's day to you, The farmer and Julia!

Willow said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Did you receive an email from me recently asking about the duplicate stitch? I am thinking maybe I didn't send it correctly.

willowknits

Lambies! I love lambies! Thanks for sharing the lamb-pede.

Francie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Kristin! Your entry today about is exactly how I have felt about Valentine's Day, but of course you said it better! I do enjoy the day, but I think it's gotten a little extreme. My children are amazed that back in the olden days, we just exchanged simple little valentines, no candy taped attached. I still think a homemade valentine is better than a $5 commercial card anyday, esp with extra glitter! Thanks for your sweet valentines! Hope you have a nice evening with your family. We're having cheese fondue and chocolate fondue for dessert...

Francie

Annie said...

Another beautiful entry. Thank you!

I just finished knitting the Spartan pullover you designed. It's the second design of yours that I have knit (the first being the cabled pullover t-neck from Vogue Knitting). I love your designs- they are so beautiful and well written. Thank you for those as well!

marne said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
I so enjoy reading your blog and learning about life on the farm and about how you design your knits :o)

Peg said...

Happy Valentine's Day to Ewe Too!
I worked with kindergarten children for years, and this, without a doubt, is the biggest celebration of the school year!

Paula said...

Thank YOU so much for sharing all of your talent with us. I have always enjoyed reading your blog and now am having a great time participating in the Stitch-Along. Happy, Happy Valentines Day!

knittingiris said...

My grandma, the one who's cards I've been posting always sent us two cards: one from her and another one signed "Guess who?", both in her exquisite handwriting. Still, we didn't know who they were from, or maybe we just chose not to know.
Ah, yes, once you bring glitter into your life, it gets in all the cracks and never goes away...not that that's necessarily a bad thing.
Happy Valentine's Day, whatever it means to you.

melissa said...

I only recently found your little blog, but have been enchanted from day one. Lovin the lambs!! Keep writing, and I'll keep coming back.
Melissa