I was feeling Sharon's pain this morning--you know how grumpy she gets about people calling and waking her up before 10 a.m.? I was similarly rudely awakened (awoken?!) this morning when my older cat, Button, decided to lick me awake. Knowing that she was hungry and fearing for the ultimate safety of my arm, I chose to obey her summons. Well, vacation or no vacation, it seemed that 9:30 a.m. was a reasonable time to rise anyway.
Did you have a good Valentine's Day? Mine was mixed but mostly great! The only disappointment was that I had ordered two dozen roses to be delivered to my husband from an online flower company, and they never arrived. UPS has them somewhere as near as I can tell, but they didn't arrive today either. Luckily I had planned his favorite fat- and cholesterol-laden meal, so he was happy enough. Cooking really IS the way to a man's heart--in more ways than one! Of course, the fat and cholesterol could give him a heart attack, but he'd die happy, right? Still, its back to chicken salads tonight.
For my Valentine, my sweetie has been working away in the garage for the past couple of weeks, and I haven't been allowed out there (which, by the way, was just fine by me!). I knew he was working on one of his garden creations, but I didn't really know what. As it turned out, he had made not one but two creations that have now found a home on our patio. Here's the first one:
Isn't that bee cute? The blue globe it's hanging onto has a light inside. We already had the plant hanger but hubby added the greenery to hide the electrical wires. Pretty cool, huh? And did you see he even has a little red stinger?
Then there's this guy:
I'm not a huge fan of spiders, but as my husband's Valentine card to me said, this is probably the only spider I'll ever love. I DID catch a glimpse of this guy a couple weeks ago but I only saw some legs so the rest was a surprise. He, too, lights up--there's a bulb in the bowl that forms his body. Oh, and yes, he's holding a flower, which is very appropriate for Valentine's Day, don't you think?
I love both of my new "pets." But even more than that, I'm pleased my husband has a creative hobby that he enjoys. And much like my quilting, his hobby results in creations that add personality to our home.
I'll leave you with a quilty photo so you can see how the bunny quilt's coming along. I have the background sewn together and the appliqued bunnies are basted and pinned, ready to sew onto the background. For now, though, I've set this project aside--at least for this afternoon and evening--to work on making some spring curtains and pillow covers for my daughter's former bedroom.
The weekend is here and I hope you have some wonderful things planned! For me, it's back to the Sweat Shop to do some more sewing. Bliss!