Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It’s Valentine’s Day---Don and I exchanged cards this morning. In lieu of fresh flowers he told be to go to the florist and pick out a new silk arrangement and say it’s from him. My practical side comes through--- I’m thrilled. I went yesterday with a mug from a set of dishes and 5 fat quarters to give the florist inspiration…I’m confident it’ll be the fabric that inspires her the most. Fresh flowers are wonderful, but the arrangement will be around a lot longer.

We have a high school girl that comes in 15 hours a week and does cleaning at my office. She’s a sweet girl, kind of reminds me of a church mouse… meek and quiet. She moves the trashcan and chair out of my office for cleaning and 9 times out 10, she’ll forget to put them back when she locks my office door. Valloury will right a ¾ page letter of apology each time. I just laugh. I’m grateful she dusts and takes out the trash AND locks the door. Her birthday is tomorrow, so this weekend I dug into my fabric and found “ the coolest” fabrics for a “dorky” mom I had in my stash and made her a journal cover.
Then I went to Wal-mart and got colored pens and M & M’s.
I left it in my office last night because I didn’t figure she’d work on Valentine’s Day or her birthday.
She’s a good kid, the oldest of 4 girls—Dreams of getting her pilot’s license.

Gratitudes:
1. Valentine Cards
2. Valloury
3. Music on the Jeep Stereo

18 comments:

May Britt said...

What a great gift for her. I know she will appriciate it. I want to make such a cover too.

Gail said...

You are so thoughtful, and that is a lovely gift.

Carolyn said...

The fabrics are beautiful and the journal cover turned out great. Is there a pattern for this? My DH and I both keep journals and I would love to make something like this!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

What a sweet gift!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Joanne said...

What a great gift. I bet she was surprised!

Carol said...

What a wonderful gift. She will be so excited. Do you have a pattern for your journal cover...I love the spot for pens. I'm forever losing my pen when I go to write something in my notebook.

Laurie Ann said...

That is so cool. She will love it!!!!! I know I would!

Jane Ann said...

My hunch is she's happy to do anything for you!

Libby said...

You are just a little sweetie -- she's going to be thrilled *s*

Conni Lu said...

The journal cover is super! Love the idea - and the fabrics.

Judith said...

I just love your journal cover. Do you have a pattern for that. Would love to make something like that.
Also your mother springtime tablerunner is great.

lappemor said...

Such a thoughtful gift for someone you appreciate:)

Hanne said...

What a lovely heart warming gift!
Your springtime runner is also very cute and will warm the recipient. You are spreading joy with your cute gifts.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is a great journal cover - you sure do make them fast... and you can't go wrong with M&M's! LOL.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Beth said...

let me know if Vallory would like my DD e-mail address..she is an instructor pilot in the AF. She would not mind letting Vallory pick her brain!

computerpeach said...

This is a great journal cover - is there a pattern??

Shelina said...

Wow, this is a beautiful journal cover. I want one! I keep telling myself one day I will make one, and looking at this, I will definitely have to! I know I have a pattern online somewhere, but I too would like to know where you got the pattern for this.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

such a thoughtful gift, I am sure it will be much appreciated :O).... I just love those covers you make! I need to try them!

I like the rocker stamp too!