For a long time I cringed at Valentine's Day.
No someone didn't break my heart..well no, they did.
I lost my maternal grandmother many years ago on Valentine's Day.
It never seemed right to smile on the day
I lost someone I loved so much.
My sweet husband had plotted to propose to me on Valentine's Day
and then I lowered the boom a couple days before his big plan.
So..we got engaged on February 17th.
A random night when I was looking anything but beautiful.
And then I had my first daughter.
And I love to celebrate above and beyond with her.
I started to let go of my pain connected to the day.
In fact I realized that it was bittersweet.
The day is supposed to be about love, not Hallmark love..
but real love.
Now I embrace the day with those I love
without $80 roses or overpriced dinners.
We only exchange cards and gifts priced less than $5.
It keeps it in perspective.
And it is also a day I remember my grandmother.
So for my WOW #4 - a valentine without traditional red or pink,
I choose to do a quilted wall art piece
My girls drive me nuts some days,
but they DO brighten every single day of my life.
We didn't reach 5 entries yet..but I think we are getting close!
I think this would be adorable done up as an embroidery
or printed on a card.
Super cute - love it!!
A perfect piece for the entry way or living room.
Even in non traditional colors,
it still such a romantic piece!
Thank you ladies!
I hope you enter again this week - and invite those crafty friends!!
This week I challenge you to:
1. Learn a new technique
2. Include letters in the project.
It can be a cookie, a quilt, digital art, a card, etc.
Anything you create with your hands is eligible!
I hope you push yourself and look for some new technique
you've been waiting to try!!
I can't wait to see what you do!
The prize for this coming week is
Love her modern cards!
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