Saturday, February 14, 2009
It’s Valentine’s Day! Officially my favorite holiday of the year. The one day I can be ooey-gooey sentimental to my family, friends, and loved ones—and not even my son can object.
It’s snowing today, but we’ll celebrate the holiday later with dinner and games by the fireplace.
The beautiful stamps above are on an incredible envelope from Catherine Etter. We were swap partners in a Beat The Winter Blues swap on The Thread Society yahoo group. Catherine’s charming card (5" x 7") was delivered to my mailbox inside a cheery pink paper bag with sweet messages penned on the front and back (below).
Inside, the fiber card is just as special—with fascinating nest made from an upholstery fabric scrap, stitched with free-motion stitches to create interesting texture.
What a lucky girl I am to be the recipient of such loving kindness. Thank you, Catherine!
One more Valentine ATC, also from a swap with The Thread Society list mom, Diane Harmon-Hoog. Isn’t this a hoot? The artwork is from a vintage postcard. I scanned it and use the image frequently. Can’t you just hear the young lady scolding cupid for causing romantic complications with a gentleman?