Today is L4’s Valentine Party at school. It’s been on the calendar, including the snack we signed up to bring. Despite the fact that I’ve been thinking about the valentines for weeks, it dawned on me yesterday morning that I had not done a thing for them. Eek! Thankfully Jennifer of JCasa *handmade was more prepared than I, and gave me the inspiration I needed. Over and over I’m thankful for the craft blog community and all of the sharing, support, and inspiration in it. Today L4 is thankful, too, I think.
I had everything, down to the marbles and magnets, on hand. (I made the marble magnets a couple of years ago as holiday gifts.) My girl picked out the paper for the hearts, down to who would get which color rose. I printed out the message on cardstock we still have from our homemade wedding invitations 11 years ago. The hearts were stitched on with my sewing machine and a needle that will never see fabric again. L4 colored little hearts or initials inside tiny circles, L1 cut them all out, and I glued them to the magnets, then glued marbles to the magnets, too. Each magnet was then stuff into the heart pocket once it was dry. Voila!
Sadly, my knitting mojo was completely thrown by this project and other events from yesterday. The new Citron is probably going to be a shorter version, like the first. There’s plenty of yarn, but not time. *sigh* Grace and harmony require flexibility, yes?