Valentine’s Day


I finally feel like I’m coming out of my slump that I’ve been in for the past couple of months. There’s been a lot going on, but I feel like it’s all starting to look up now. I’ve been working a little bit on my two rooms that I want to get cleaned up and organized. I’ve made a little progress, not enough to show, but a little. I had been trying to get stuff (magazine articles, etc.) scanned into my computer in order to cut down on all the paper I have in the office. But, as my computer is dying a slow death, I haven’t been working on that recently. I have two other projects I’d like to get finished – one is to finish covering the corners of my couch that have been shredded to bits by the cats. I’ve done two corners so far, and need to do four more. I also want to (on the advice of some of you here) make a skirt for my craft table to hide some of the storage I have going on underneath it. I think it will go a long way to cleaning that area up. Now, to decide on a fabric to use. But, in the meantime, I’ve done a little February decorating. I’d love to do more, in fact, I have some little items on the way. I just love Valentine’s Day and decorating for it.

I put out my heart tree on the dining room table (photo above). Last year I made all the little hearts and bought the wire tree. It makes me happy just looking at it. I was inspired by this post. I went out and bought some red and white fabrics, then just started sewing up hearts! I can use the white wire tree for Easter too.

I created a little corner in the guest bath, with a few decorative items.

And, of course, I had to dress the mantel.

The vase was a wedding gift from two of our friends. The chenille heart pillow was also a gift from a friend, many years ago.

The “Just Married” bug was also a wedding gift. It seemed to fit right in with my decorations.


I’ll be sure to show photos of any other decorating as the mood strikes me. I’d love to create a bowl of strawberries, like these. Wouldn’t that be cute?

4 Responses to “Valentine’s Day”

  1. Sherri says:

    Oh Michelle, how cute! In addition to Easter, you could also make little Christmas ornaments or snowflakes for your tree too. I do like those strawberries – they would be adorable on your mantle or on the table w/ your heart tree.

  2. Sampler Stitcher says:

    Michelle, I just love your heart tree. It looks great with the red placemats. Very inspiring…thanks.

  3. Ginny says:

    Very pretty, just perfect for Valentine’s Day. I made two strawberries over the weekend; my daughter thinks I should make a basket full!

  4. Becky K in OK says:

    Love your tree, and that vase. Oh, my.

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