February has always seemed like kind of a dark month to me, and this winter has certainly had its challenges! Here in New England, we're buried in snow, have leaky roofs from ice dams and are now going through some truly freezing weather!
But there are always ways to create mid-winter cheeriness
with color and comforting things!
I received this wonderful hand cut valentine from my clever friend Elaine! She tells me that, at one time, some men's neckties had designs like this. I can't imagine what would be written on a necktie these days!
I recently purchased this book, after perusing its pages for just a few minutes! A really spontaneous purchase! Maybe it was the phrase "25 Heartfelt Projects" on the cover, or maybe it was some of the sweet projects and photos within:
I love the combination of quilting, embroidery and beading here,
and the wool applique combined with quilting here.
It's a bit late to start projects for Valentine's Day, but I think this book will provide me with plenty of gift ideas to use throughout the year.
I'm still recovering from the surgery I had at the beginning of February. Apparently it was a difficult surgery - the gland was quite inflamed - and the area is still swollen. Today I put on makeup, felt great and went out for brunch with a friend. An hour later I was in pain again. So, this is definitely a time for patience. I'm trying to live in the moment, enjoy being indoor with the kitties, and work on a few low-key projects. I hope to share some of my landscapes soon.
Spreading out fabrics, embroidery threads, beads and fibers is always uplifting to me!
I hope that everyone who reads this has a wonderful weekend!
I certainly intend to!!