Love Week

It’s LOVE week! Last night I listened as my son asked his girl what kind of flowers she liked – while he was on the internet looking at prices.  It was comical the way he was including her on the decision-making process… there will be no element of surprise come Friday, but she won’t be disappointed, either. Smart guy.  I love the way they don’t take things too seriously. Valentine’s week is a good time to be a little more intentional about showing love to the people around us – fancy dinners and expensive bouquets can’t substitute for genuine kindness and appreciation. [To the Hunk – I love flowers. They’re always a safe bet.<3 ]

For my part, every year I hand-make Valentines for the Hunk and the kids. Every year it’s  a challenge to come up with something new. Every year it’s a last-minute dash to finish them on time. No matter how far in advance I begin sketching and planning my creative brain will not cooperate – it doesn’t kick into high gear until the deadline looms. Here’s my current mess:

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Speaking of love, I finished this wee doll for Mercy’s upcoming birthday.  I cut a keyhole shape from some brown Kona, stitched it together and slit it up the back to turn it. Easy-peasy.  I think she needs a diaper. 🙂 She’s only 3.5″ tall, so she will fit nicely in a 6″ x 9″ envelope for her long journey to Kenya.


It’s snowing again! This is the third time this year we’ve had snow – each time on a Wednesday. Crazy, huh?

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