Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentines, and all that jazz!

Valentines Day has come and gone, again, and I don't know if it's just my imagination but I do sense a waning of marketing enthusiasm? I definitely did not see the usual going-overboard displays around our small shopping centre. It's a good thing I say! The commercialism of it all really irks me!I think people have come to rather more authentically, celebrate this day for Lovers. Well, in our case you couldn't get more authentic than completely missing our Wedding Anniversary, as well as Valentines Day and doing what long-term Lovers usually do. We were married in February, on a Friday 13th! It's my lucky day and number. We spent the entire weekend working on installing our backyard swimming pool! In the meantime, as this was happening, the side of "the huge hole" began collapsing!  Afterall, it is only compacted beach sand. Eeeek!!! Much panic going on as well as a few hearty expletives from my husband and his helper. Of course my role was keeping everyone fed and suitably hydrated ( what happened to the cool and breezy forecast, Mr. Weatherman? ), while biting my nails and praying to the rain denizens to please stay away until Monday. I'm a horrible person, we have a drought going on! My pleas went unnoticed, thankfully for the flowers and trees, because later in the afternoon we had that "possible shower" as predicted. Luckily, the sandy walls stayed intact. In between my catering duties I headed for my usual go-to when I'm riddled with anxiety or worry. I crocheted Hearts, using a lovely easy Tutorial called Sweet Hearts .

I've seen many Heart tutorials but I particularly like the slightly lacy effect here. Anyhow, I made one, then two, then know how it goes. And now I have enough for a garland which I shall hang above our bed. I've been looking out for a genuine vintage brass headboard but they're suddenly hard to come by. Funny how that works, right? When I wasn't looking , they were just everywhere! So in the meantime I'll dangle some pretty hearts above my sleepy head and dream of pretty headboards. Mind you, I still need to join them. I hope that wherever you are LOVE will find you, even when you're not looking for it. It's what makes the world go 'round! That, and in my little corner of this beautiful planet, yarn and crochet!

Wishing you a lovely week filled with your passions, to your hearts content.
Love, always.
Jen xox

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