|some old stash that i hope to eventually make into valentine's bunting - maybe next year?|
how was your weekend? i hope it was love-ly and full of valentine's goodness. we wound up our two weeks of marathon hosting and then squeezed in just a bit of hearts and kisses and romance. and a wee bit of quilting, too.
that was the extent of valentine's celebrations on the actual day this year because we were hosting two lovely families from Zimbabwe, met through our son's soccer team, for dinner and the local event. yes, my husband planned this. it was the only time he could get tickets that they could go. however, it was a great way to spend the evening, especially since i'd already booked us a romantic interlude for the following night. usually, i do a valentine's dinner for the family, with sweets and hearts galore, but that had to be postponed this year. flexibility, even with dates and holidays, makes life so much easier.
an added bonus to our valentine's dinner for guests - i may have a new quilting recruit/friend! one of the mothers noticed my dining room-turned-sewing-area (we ate outside) and got very excited. she has been trying to teach herself to quilt. i jumped on that quicker than a box of valentine's chocolates! faith is going to become my new quilt friend. i can't wait.
after dinner, everyone left for the event while the baby and i stayed home together. i showered her up to remove all traces of dinner, and then she decided to play on the design board in lieu of getting dressed in jammies. it worked for me.
that's all i had time for, however, before i had to get ready for my hot date. the mr and i were going to a dinner and concert at our local botanical gardens. it's something we did last year and absolutely loved. so i took the initiative and booked us for "romance in the garden" again this year. we walked the gardens a bit before the dinner. i got some photos of different agaves, a plant i've had an interest in lately. i'll only include two:
|stem and blossoms|
|aerial shot of a different variety|
and classical Spanish guitar with violin is about as romantic as it gets where live music is concerned. it was pretty awesome.
now all my reporting is done, i'm going to go spend this holiday (happy presidents day!) doing lots more quilting chores. happy sewing, y'all!