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    Week 38 Love is in the air, everywhere I look around.

    Boy it was so fun reading all about your quilting 'heritage' whether you were the beginning or from a long line, i sure enjoyed reading about them.

    Congratulations to CRAFTYRAD, you are this weeks winner. (thank you random.org) Email me your information and we will ship out that Monaco charm pack asap!

    Since Valentines Day is this weekend we should obviously talk about looooove, right!? Ok, I am curious...do you love this holiday or hate it?

    Me I 'used' to hate it. I thought it was cheesy and dumb. (blah-blah commercialism, blah blah) Now that I have children, I love to have a reason to have a fancy dinner, and tell them specifically why I love them! (oh and I like glitter. And my girls love making valentines.) and chocolate too. and jewelery. (not that i ever get that)

    Anyway, that is not even the question I wanted to ask. I really want to know if you and your significant other (or kids, or pets) go all out? Do you buy gifts for each other, or do you just go out on a hot date? Do you make gifts/Valentines or do you just hope this day passes by quickly?

    The prize!?!? Oh yes, this week you are playing (answering-talking) for the chance to win a brand new (like, just came in the shop-so hot it isn't even on the website) Whimsy charm pack by Fig tree & co.

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    I don't have a significant other and unable to afford for all the kids. It isn't one of my favorite holidays because of the commercialism. I take time each day to tell the kids I love them and why. To me, that is more important than one day a year.
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      #3
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      Congratulations CRAFTYRAD!! I'm sure you're gonna love the charm pack!!

      The hub always asks me what I want when holidays come around, and usually I tell him "I have everything I need" and tell him something small. Well, when he asked me Wednesday, what I wanted for Valentine's Day, I'm sure he was expecting me to say "nothing"...but I told him I NEEDED a new sewing machine, something simple and easy to use, for seams only. (Unlike my sewing/embroidery machine that is so complicated at times) So, I went and picked up my own present...a Singer Simple...best little machine for the price, not many functions, but its all I need!!
      I have no idea what to do for "Mr Windy" this year...I'm still thinking. Our first year together, I covered the entire back of his truck topper with red and pink heart clingy sticker thingamajigs and a giant I LOVE YOU poster on the tailgate. I knew he wouldnt see it before driving off to work, but all the guys at work who park behind him would see it...LOL No one told him about the hearts until the day was almost over and after he drove all over Kansas City. Classic!!

      I have always done something special for my 4 boys, some years I could afford more than other years. One of their favorite things through the years has been the heart shaped pancakes and cookies. I've made cakes with pink icing, heart shaped candy using candy molds...etc. Small gestures that dont cost much at all, but makes them feel special.
      ~Mary
      As ye sew, so shall ye rip.

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        #4
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        Congrats Craftyrad!

        This holiday stresses me out, I never know if I should get something for my hubby or not... Even though we've been together for 12 years, we really haven't established a rule for this holiday, sometimes we do stuff some years we don't.
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          #5
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          When my husband and I were first married, we started a tradition of doing the Valentine's day special at the swankiest hotel in town. We moved several times and that was fun. Please note that was BC (Before Child). Now we get cheap cards and are thankful for each other at home! After 18 years, life is still very good.

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            #6
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            My husband HATES this holiday. He thinks it is the biggest made-up holiday in the history of the world, second only to Christmas for its over commercialism. (No, he doesn't think Christmas is made-up, he just hates it being about buying stuff. He would prefer if it were even just about eating good food with good friends and family, if you don't want to go all religious.)
            Needless to say I don't get the "romantic" thing very often around here. I am not one for a lot of jewelry, perfume, etc. so it isn't as bad as it sounds. We don't go out, and after working in a florist's shop, I refuse to have anybody buy me flowers because they are so horribly over-priced at V-day. We will do the card thing and one year I wrote a love note on the peel of a banana I put in his lunch. (Use a dull pencil to lightly write your message and by the time they get it out of the lunch box the writing will have turned brown.) Fun & cheap!
            For my pre-schooler we have fun plates for every month/holiday. I can usually pick them up for less than $2 at Target. She gets to eat her sandwiches on them before school. Then I also have fun serving plates for get-togethers too. (Love the multi-tasker!)
            I do love that you can get loads of different chocolate for half-off the day after!
            Be who you are and say what you feel
            because those who mind don't matter,
            and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

            http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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              My fourteen year old daughter calls Valentines Day, "Single Awareness Day". I remember feeling that way in high school. Thankfullly I am not single anymore. We boycot the "holiday". My husband says, "I am not going to tell you I love you just because the tv told me to"....we have two daughters who are seriously dating guys and we expect both of the them to get engaged any time. People are SO annoying to them always asking if they are getting a ring for Valentines. It really puts pressure on people when they might not be ready....So no, we are Valentiners. I do however like the Sent with Love fabric.

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                #8
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                Congratulations Craftyrad!

                Neither of us are very good at picking out gifts and after 33 years, we buy what we want when it's on sale! We've already established that we will go out for brunch or lunch for Valentine's day and call it good.

                I do have an urge to make some red velvet cupcakes, though!
                http://dottyjanedesigns.blogspot.com/

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                  #9
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                  After 61 years of marriage we still celebrate Valentine's Day. No gifts, usually, just cards to each other and our children, grandchildren and great gran's. We almost always go out for a special dinner on the day, which we will do tomorrow. I'm just thankful to have such a loving and thoughtful husband after all these years.

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                    #10
                    Re: Week 38 Love is in the air, everywhere I look around.

                    No gifts... just a continental breakfast* ... Congrats Craftyrad! Show us what you make form it.




                    (* a roll in bed with honey)
                    "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!"

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                      #11
                      Re: Week 38 Love is in the air, everywhere I look around.

                      No cards (too expensive) or gifts here. Hubby & I are going to the movie Crazy Heart today and possibly Valentine's Day tomorrow and grabbing something to eat along the line.

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                        #12
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                        Nothing special for the day. It was nice this past week making red cloth hearts with my 5 year old granddaughter this was a special time with her. She is really into doing crafts her father draws animals for her to color, her mother sews and I quilt. I am sure one day she will be quilting with me.

                        Have a good day

                        Judy

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                          #13
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                          When I was married I would get flowers on Valentines day, but there was never a big to-do...... now it's just a day...
                          Although the kids in elementary school LOVE it!!


                          SheilaC

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                            #14
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                            My husband is definitely NOT the romantic type, to the point that it's a standing joke (although he did once pay my toll when I was following him on the turnpike), so I keep my expectations low!
                            Ruth Ann in MA

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                              #15
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                              Congratulations Craftyrod!

                              Usually we just give each other a card and a small box of chocolates. Even get some for the kids.

                              This year I have the kids' I SPY quilts (attached here) done so they are wrapped in candy hearts paper and I'll give them tonight when they are all home at the same time. They were supposed to be done for Christmas, but this is the next best holiday I think to present them. Every square is something special for each of them - I've been saving clothes of theirs since they were born. So, these quilts have been on my list for many years.

                              They are also getting some candy hearts, a small box of chocolates and DH is getting a bag of Hershey's kisses and a box of the lemon girl scout cookies.

                              Hugs,
                              TJ
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                              http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
                              http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


                              What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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