Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Happy Valentine Rednesday! How many of you were affected by Blizzard Nemo? It dropped 24 inches/61cm of snow on my town here in Massachusetts. Some places got 30+ inches, flooding and power outages! We were blessed with safety and power. The hurricane-force winds blew drifts up to 5 feet/1.5meters in some parts of the yard! (Didn't help while shoveling to the bird feeder.) But the wind did keep the snow off the feeders so the birds were able to eat throughout and after. Here's a shot of the snowbirds (juncos) before I shoveled.

Now, for some Valentines . . .

You know something good is about to happen when you receive a lime-green package in the mail!

It's from Denise of Bloomin' (formerly Beagle Run Cottage) blog. I couldn't wait to tear it open! Take a look at the fantabulous banner she made. Of course, it deserved a place of honor in the kitchen!

She also sent along this great patriotic apron! I can smell the burgers on the grill already! Come on, Summer! Thanks so much for thinking of me, Denise!

Next is a Valentine that I made, but didn't finish. I thrifted the heart-shaped metal wreath (6"/15cm) and glued on the lace and tulle. I hung it on this hook right above my craft desk and there it sits! I kinda like it as-is!

This Valentine I made for my 90-year-old gardening buddy, Ethel. She's such a sweetie! I'll make some heart-shaped sugar cookies to take over with this. I used a gift-card box and glued the doors on, then decorated the inside with a 3-D girl.

Now, I'll be on my way and I wish you all a very pleasant Valentine's Day!


The French Hutch said...

Love the banner, looks so sweet on the shelf in your kitchen. Love your valentines and wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day! Thanks for hosting.

The French Hutch

★Carol★ said...

I'm glad to hear that you made it through Nemo "swimmingly"!
Love that sweet valentine that you made for your gardening buddy. 90 years old....God Bless her, and may she have many more years of playing in the dirt!
Happy REDnesday,

Jill said...

It's such fun to get packages in the mail - it sure makes your day - love the little banner...

Happy Valentines Day and thanks for hosting every week...

Sally Annie Magundy said...

So glad to hear you missed the brunt of the storm Sue! This California girl can't even begin to imagine snow let alone big storms.

How fun to receive a Valentine package in the mail!

Stay safe and warm and toasty! Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day! xo

Terra said...

I am glad you made it through Nemo, and what a great Valentine package you received, with the banner. Your friend will enjoy the card you made for her with the sweet old fashioned look.

Jackie said...

Hi Sue! I just have to say that your entire blog is just wonderful.

I did not know the theme was all Valentines. I added your link to my post yesterday. I do so hope it will be okay.

I am glad to hear you made it through Nemo too. We have family in Mass. and also Maine and they got hit pretty good.

I love, love, love all of your valentine decorations!

Happy Valentine's day to you!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! I love the lace heart and the apron!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

I am having a Giveaway...I hope you will stop by to enter and the prize is red!! LOL!!


Curtains in My Tree said...

you amaze me how you can change up your header

I haven't learned how to do it, yet

Also Valentine Day is a perfect REDNESDAY

Thanks for the Valentines Day party

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

That's alot of snow. Glad you're alright. Love the banner and the sweet card that you made. Thanks for the party.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Denise's banner is very cute! And you have made such pretty things yourself!
Thanks for sharing Sue! :)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such cute gifts, love the apron & the sweet gift you made your friend Ethel. (90 & gardening? Wow!) Happy Valentine's Day & thanks for hosting!

Laura said...

That little banner is darling...and I love your little box Valentine that you made for your friend it really is sweet :)

Karen said...

I love the little snowbirds!

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ThrifterSisters said...

How thoughtful of you to make your gardening buddy a gift! It is so cute. I cannot wait for Summer either and that apron definitely made me crave it more!

Happy Rednesday,


Kaye Swain said...

What cute Valentine lovelies. And no, no Nemo here so we were busy playing faux snow ball fun with crumpled aluminum foil. But TODAY - LOTS of lovely snow (and hopefully much less than Nemo :) ).

Have a blessed and happy Valentine's Day!

Chenille Cottage said...

Happy Rednesday, Sue!
How I loved your post. Just look at all that white fluffy stuff.
I love your new apron...What a treasured gift.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day, my fellow red lover.
Carolynn xoxo

Mecky said...

I am so glad you did ok during the storm. I can not imagine that much snow. We could sure use some here. They should load it on a train and haul it out this way. We need to moisture so badly.
The banner is so nice and your card is truly adorable!

Happy Valentine's day

Annesphamily said...

Hope your Valentines Day was wonderful! I missed linking but added my red to my post today! Have a terrific weekend and stay warm in all that snow!