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One of my happiest memories is my aunt's arriving right after school every Valentine's Day with doilies, ribbons, glue, stickers and colors (crayon and paper). Clarice was a 2nd grade teacher and whenever I see doilies, I remember her!
The Beadsprout meeting landed on Valentine's Day. What would I make to take? I quickly sewed up and stuffed some colorful heart-shaped fabrics. I unintentionally made them so small, using my Go machine, that it was difficult to imagine what to put in those pockets. The candy was too big and it was difficult to get the polyfil in, much less the lavender. I included the candy in the wrapping.
So I got out some tools and made Alexander Calder
-like metal findings for the beaders to attach to earring posts. I packaged the earring findings that I first twisted into shapes and then hammered flat. I used an anvil this time, but in the past I have hammered onto concrete steps. My hostess surprised us with those gorgeous strawberry ice cream sodas...(strawberry syrup, light cream, soda, ice cream, whipped cream, and cherry).
At home my Valentine had whipped up this lovely meal for the snowstorm! I had had a medical procedure in the morning, but finished the day very happy.
What a beautiful looking post this is. Gorgeous images and that food looks scrumptious beyond words. Of course, the little hearts are adorable, and YOU look FANTASTIC!ReplyDelete
Now you have made me crave a strawberry ice cream soda and there's no way I can get back to town tonight! Oh, that looks so good and the little hearts are adorable. You are way beyond amazing. And the supper on top of everything else!!! Happy for you, a bit jealous, and love you dearly all combined, so thanks!ReplyDelete
You make me feel festive. Such a good day! I love anviling out earring makings on the spur of the moment. That's beyond creative--on a whole new level. And, yes, you look FANTASTIC! I want an ice cream soda right this minute!ReplyDelete
I love the pic of you in red. You must wear it more often. KBReplyDelete
This is such a visually appealing posting! The Valentine colors make winter seem to disappear for a while!ReplyDelete
This is TRUE Valentine LOVE ! All of it! ...Yes! You look FANTASTIC - especially as you hold a straw that's connected to a yummy looking strawberry soda! ssReplyDelete
What neat gift ideas! I really like the Calder-like earrings to attach to posts. AND, I love the hearts and the Valentine "goodies." How neat of your special, loving Valentine to prepare such a wonderful dinner! YOU look beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh, yummy, yummy! Your hearts are lovely. What a treat for all the Beadsprouts! You, Linda, are especially adorable. The Valentine Supper: lucky girl!ReplyDelete