Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thinking about Valentine's Day

Jeanne and I spent quite a bit of this week talking about Valentines. We're in love with vintage Valentines-you know the kind that you used to get at the dime store and give to every kid in your elementary school classes? We have quite a collection of Valentines from the 1920's-1950's. For a couple of summers we visited a lot of antique stores and seemed to always end up sitting on the floor going through boxes of old Valentines. The cute sayings and adorable art really caught our interest.

You can see some of the pillows that we've designed based on these old Valentines on our web site. I have six of our designs stitched to go into a full Valentine quilt but have a ways to go yet before it will be ready to share. I keep getting distracted by new projects.

Don't forget to look for the February/March Quilt Magazine! Our Valentine Girl is featured for you to make up into a quick pillow. It's a really nice magazine and we're thrilled to be part of it.

Right now I've got a pair of fingerless mitts that I'm knitting for my niece Tania, I'm trying to stitch a new version of our Angel Flowers design to see how it looks in color, and I have a stack of magazines by my chair that I should be peeking at. Oh well, today's a football day so I know I'll get some time to spent on it all. How about you? Are you working on Valentines or other projects???