Sunday, February 8, 2009


THOUGHTS: Wishing you an early HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! One of my fond childhood memories is of valentines day. Decorating my shoe box the night before valentines day, ready to take it to school so it could hold all the valentines from my classmates. I always hoped that there would be some candy too. Most of the time it was just a few small conversation hearts and when you got the big ones -WOW! ( I didn't like the banana or the orange). I would hurry home from school to see what valentine surprise would be waiting. Even thought it was the same thing every year, I was still excited! On the kitchen table, sitting next to my seat ,along with my 5 brothers and sisters, was a small heart shaped box of whitmans choclates and a card from my mom and dad.

Through the years I did the same for my 3 children. I miss doing that. They are all grown and have families of their own. I hope they carry on the tradition.

To my hubby, you are the love of my life. Happy Valentines Day.

THINGS: Making fabric hearts is easy to do. They are fun to decorate your home with or wrap up and give to someone you love.

Take a scrap of red fabric, right sides together and draw a heart , any shape or size. Sew right on the line that you have drawn . Leave about a 2 inch opening so you can turn it . Cut about 1/4 of an inch from the sew line and turn it right side out. Stuff with poly-fill or something similar. When you have it stuffed the way you like it, whip stitch the opening closed. Take a button, any size and sew it through both layers, knotting it on the back. You can do it , I know you can!


  1. SO cute Joy! I love it - I would expect nothing less from you though :) I'm so glad you have created your own blog. I love you and still think about you often. I think I've seen you a couple of times in your white SUV, but wasn't for certain it was you until I asked Sami and she said "it probably was my mom". When you figure out how to put links up of other people's blogs, make sure to add mine: LOVE YA JOY!!!!!

  2. I love the Whitman's Chocolates tradition. We've done books for the kids every year but that can get a little spendy. Maybe we'll need to try out the chocolates this year . . . I'm sure our kids would love it!

    The hearts are charming.

  3. Ooh they are cute and look really easy! Im so excited about your blog! If you want an invitation to my blog send me your e-mail at