💝 💕 💗 We found the Valentine tablecloth! I looked in the china cabinet and pantry and couldn't find it. Dayle finally located it in the Hoosier cabinet. I made the heart pin (brooch) below. I cut red felt into two hearts, hand-sewed them together, stuffed it and proceeded to cover it with sequins held in place with blood red seed beads. Then to top it off I made a little edging with the seed beads. I sewed a pin mechanism on the back and voila.. handmade jewelry to wear in the first half of February on the run up to Valentine's Day. :-)
Dayle helped me to spread the table with the cloth and I put out my few decorations.. I do love having our table pretty for the different holidays. I put the vase in the center of the table in hopes that my Valentine will be bringing home a bouquet soon. :-) Meantime I put my string of lighted hearts down in the vase for the time being.
I laid out my collection of handmade hearts. From the left is a knitted one that I can't remember who made it! The felt and embroidered one made by Betsy. The one with the button in the center.. I can't remember where I got that one! The little felted heart was made by my friend Meredith. The floral fabric heart I won in a giveaway by my blog friend Helen Philipps in England. The 3 sequined hearts are by me. Seeing these hearts from friends I met via my blog fills me with joy that I began blogging 10 years ago! I just looked at my stats and this is my 1500th blog post!
Which heart is your favorite?
This is a funny little figurine I got last year or so, a valentine bunny? Whatever, she's sparkly and cute.
And this little pair, adorable.
Switching gears - I finally convinced Dayle to try JUST one episode of "Call the Midwives". Clever me.. he liked it and now we're binge watching it and are on Season 2, Episode 8. Midwife Chummy is having her own baby and was whisked off to hospital not doing well at all. While the nuns and midwives were anxiously waiting through the night they began making a blanket for Chummy and the baby. I was totally charmed by all of the ladies working together. I caught a huge error though, one scene showed Sister Monica Joan holding a granny square with two knitting needles stuck out of it. Omgosh..
Sister Julienne and Midwife Jenny bring the finished blanket to the hospital in the morning to check on Chummy and the baby and lay the blanket lovingly over her. It was so sweet.
Her husband, PC Peter Noakes, lays the newborn baby next to Chummy who is laying silently.. and when she hears the baby she comes awake and we're all so thankful. What a show! What an episode!
I hope you're having a good hump day! Thanks for visiting. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)