While Dan was away snow camping, I took the alone time opportunity to make a craft that has been bouncing around my head for many months. At the Beehive Bazaar (the boutique that I look forward to every year...second only to Swiss Days) I saw the cutest paper garlands. But of course they were expensive and of course I thought, "I could do that." And of course I promptly went home and didn't "do that." But now I did.
First, I took these adorable pink glittery letters that Sister-in-law Megan (who is one of the geniuses over at Making Memories) gave me and laid them out until I could figure out what to spell. Then I folded newspaper into cute little round paper fans. I cut out circles of pink paper and pulled out my glue gun and stuck it all together. I am so happy with it. But now I understand why they were selling them for $30. Its a bit of work!
My other new decoration is thanks to my mother. Not only did she buy me the adorable Moda Charm Pack that I used to make this, but she also helped me to lay them out, sew them, and iron them so I could pretend that I know how to quilt. Then after it had sat in my house for nearly a year waiting to be bound, she took pity on me and sewed the binding. Isn't she angelic? And she did that while she watched Maggie and mended a pair of shorts. I am obsessed with that woman.
And Grandma Ras isn't a Valentine decoration, but she's darn sweet enough to be. I am so lucky to be her grandchild and to have lived so close to her my whole life. No one could be sweeter, more righteous, or better in any way. She is slowly succombing to Alzhiemers and the many changes of age, but I still county myself lucky to be her's. I love her with my whole heart. How could I not? She calls me "her beauty!"