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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Looking  back to my childhood,  I recall the anticipation of Valentine's Day..... a time when we all exchanged mostly handmade Valentines, made from lace paper doilies and red cut out paper hearts.

 I remember schoolday Valentine parties,  complete with candy hearts and some special pink, red and white cupcakes or cookies, and exchanging Valentines with my classmates.  All of it was special...the intrigue of receiving one or two unsigned Valentines!

Well, I didn't finish "Deepest Love" in time for Valentine's Day, but, but it  is coming along nicely.

I'm trying to decide whether to finish it as a banner with some nice colored borders, or whether to have it framed.  Framing is so expensive, and I am not an expert finisher when it comes to doing my own framing.   Hmmm....

This lovely scissors set and keeper were made by one of my stitching friends, Shirley, from a Wednesday morning stitching group that I attend at my LNS.  It is stitched over one!  I especially love the little twisted cording and beautiful little mother of pearl buttons attached to the scissors.  So special!
 Our 10 month old granddaughter, Ella is wearing her pretty little velour "hearts" top to celebrate Valentine's Day.  We are babysitting for her tonight so that our daughter and her husband can go out to celebrate Valentine's Day.  It is always such a joy to have Ella come to visit Grandma and Grandpa!

Wishing you a Valentine Basket full of hearts of love, that your heart may filled to overflowing with the greatest gift of all....LOVE!


  1. Have fun with Ella tonight. Your heart piece is beautiful!

  2. I love the Quaker look to Deepest Love. How wonderful to be gifted with the beautiful scissor keep. I know you've had a wonderful time playing with Ella tonight. I hope Cupid smiled on you today!

  3. Your heart piece is lovely...but your grandbaby Ella is beautiful....Thank you for visiting at my place and for the lovely comments.

  4. Ella is such a sweetie! What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl. :)

    Your Deepest Love looks great! Nice scissor keep, too.

  5. Hi Kathy - lovely to find your blog and see all your beautiful stitching. I love to look at wonderful pieces of cross stitching like these. I also loved reading a little about your life and seeing your sweet grandbaby Ella. Thanks so much for visiting my blog too, and your sweet comment. Have a great week. Helen x

  6. Your heart stitching is lovely, but not as lovely as your dear granddaughter... Ella is such a little cherub :)

  7. Thanks for your advice about using eye drops to stop headaches when stitching. I will give that a try. I have really enjoyed my visit to your blog today. I loved seeing your beautiful stitching projects. Your grand daughter is adorable and little Meggie is so cute too.
    Have a great week. Happy Stitching.

  8. You have a gorgeous and sweet blog here.
    Your work is so inspirational.
    I too have far too many projects to embroider and do during my present journey


Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)