Happy Valentine's Day to you all!
Especially to those who DIDN'T GET A CARD! :(
Here's some hearts and flowers to share, and a few new cushions to rest your sad weary head on after all those tears if you didn't get a card. Or flowers. Or chocolates. Sniff.
I hope my husband reads this - I can sense the waves of guilt emanating from him now, even from over a 100 miles away. They are that strong. Or will be when I remind him tonight. He is away you see. But that's no excuse.
Here's the hearts - there are more, but the photos are on the other PC and I'm not clever enough to know how to access them from this one. Or maybe I just cannot be bothered today as I am so sad.
Cos I didn't get a card. Sniff.
lavender filled hearts made from linen and vintage lace with vintage buttons
and some flowers - these are some daffodil bulbs I bought a while back and have had indoors - they are Sir Winston Churchill, and they have a lovely scent.
Changing the subject completely, as I wipe away the tears (sob), here are some photos of my spring- cleaned bedroom - Vivienne's (Green Rabbit Designs blog ) early spring cleaning bug has finally bitten me.
and finally, some photos of the latest cushions I have made
red and white cotton/linen mix backed with pure white linen
a chartreuse and white contemporary fabric backed in a recycled Ikea duvet cover - I love this cover, but sadly it has been washed and used too many times and it has worn thin and ripped in places. But there is so much good useable fabric here that I shall enjoy re-using it for all sorts of projects.
Logan gives the thumbs up to the new cushions
Despite my inability to access the photos on the other computer, I have surprised myself in the last week as I have.......
* Got my Facebook page going and linked to it from here (although in error I invited everyone who has ever emailed me to be my "Friend" - whoops, so sorry everyone! Although a happy mistake when it includes you, my blogging friends, but not my daughter's school!)
* Put a photostream of my latest makes on my blog (still a few wrinkles to sort out there too!)
*Joined Pinterest and linked to it from my blog
*Set up another Facebook page just for Gillyflower makes ( and which I hope to link soon to the Etsy and Folksy shops that I set up last year but whose shelves remain, sadly, dusty and empty - soon, I hope, to be remedied.)
Now to most of you these are "yeah so whats the big deal" kind of achievements.
But to me, as I seem to be rapidly turning into a technophobe (despite working with computers since the early 1980s until last year in my "other "work life) and can usually be seen and heard saying to my husband and /or daughter that " no, I don't want to know about it, just tell me how to do this one thing",
these are proud moments.
Enjoy whatever today brings you (or doesn't bring you, sniff) and I shall leave you with this rather cheery picture of Logan, taken by Bella this morning.