Monday, February 2, 2009

Here a heart there a heart.....

Here are my hearts done at last! I love to cut it out, sew it up, stuff it puffy, and coffee stain it brown. Strange huh. I love primitive stuffs. If these look a little like cookie cutters hearts, that's because they are exactly that. I use cookies to make patterns for everything. The big hearts were a freebie pattern from over to Tennessee Ridge Primitives. http://extremeprimitives.blogspot.com/ I didn't make them quite the same, but I like them never the less. I am playing along with Linda, from Behind my red door, http://behindmyreddoor.blogspot.com/ and I have been assigned the letter "M" . I will be posting that later in the week. Tonight for Family Home Evening, we had our annual Ground Hogs Day Bash! This year we went to my daughters home, and each family brought a different flavored popcorn. We had chocolate, white cheddar, butter with hot tamales (my theatre combo must have), and marshmallow carmel. Before you think we are total junkies, let me add, we munched on fresh veggies and dip, and in honor of this grand day, we had artichokes. Yes, artichokes. We all love them. Boiled and then dipped in melted butter, or just mayo. Yummmmy. (yeah I know we are a twisted and strange family...popcorn and artichokes... ) We get together and watch, the infamous Ground Hogs Day. We love that dumb movie and can all quote it line for line . For the family it's a tradition that has been going on since our children were small, but for me it's the signal that yes, no matter if Punxsutawney Phil, the seer of all seers, prognosticator of all prognosticators sees his shadow, or if he does not see his shadow, there are only 6 more weeks of winter. Wa Hoo!!!! I can surly endure only 6 more weeks, that's only one month and two weeks. Then it's only one month and one week, and then it's only one month. You get the picture? I'm no fan of winter, and this time of year I'm so ready for anything that promotes Spring! I hope you all had an enjoyable Ground Hogs Day 2009, and remember, spring is only 6 short weeks away! :-)

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Those hearts are gorgeous and you done such a wonderful job!

Deck The Halls of HOME with Happiness! said...

I love your hearts! Beautiful!

beth at aunties said...

Cute hearts!!!! And it sounds like a fun tradition!

Vilate Thacker said...

I didn't know you guys did that, that sounds like fun! So...I wasn't invited to make a heart or two. :(

Nicole said...

Your hearts are adorable, love them. You FHE sounds like so much fun. I love artichokes also, the the popcorn sounds so yummy. What a fun family!!!

Vilate Thacker said...

I would love the patterns and the how to's, but I want you to show me how to tea-stain, and all that fun stuff you do. I don't think I would be brave enough to do that.

Mimi Sue said...

Your hearts turned out so cute. I need to finish up trying to get organized in my craft room and make some crafts. I love artichokes too. When we lived in CA they commercially grew them where we lived. They were huge and cheap. What a fun family tradition. You guys sound like a lot of fun. Mimi

Linda said...

Now that sounds like a blast to me!! When i was still running the preschool we made a big deal about each and every little holiday and I can't wait to do that with my GD some day. And i don'ty have a rug under my dining room table for precisely the reason you mentioned! LOL Your comment warmed my heart today. I love someone who gets me as much as you do! Thanks o much for you warm words. Please know I feel them deep inside! hugs, Linda

PS my DD and I eat artichokes as a treat as often as we can - just like you said! YUMMO!