Laughing Dog Arts

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Love

I hope everyone who reads this is having a lovely Valentines Day. I want to share some of the love I have received these past few days from my friends. First, above are the cards and ATC's I was lucky enough to receive from the creativity group I am in, Stitch 'n Bitch. http://foxontherunarts.blogspot.com/ It just makes me happy to look at these and realize all the thought and effort that went into the making of them.
Next, above you see the little Amor quilt from my friend Martha, over at Glitterbones http://glitterbones.blogspot.com/ She also sent a fat quarter of some lovely wool Asian fabric similar to what she likes to use in her work, and this little beaded heart brooch. Sweet! Thanks, Martha! I especially love that little quilt, it is about 8" square and so darn cute with all the hand stitching on it.



Finally, in the nick of time the mail man brought a package on Saturday from my friend Anne. http://elmilagrostudio.blogspot.com/ I was rather floored to receive all this bounty. She knitted these wrist warmers (she calls them mitts) for me! Aren't they lovely, I couldn't make these in a million years. She has shown the pink heart plaque on her blog as she was creating it, I never would have thought I'd be the recipient of it. So much detail to look at that was never visible in the photos. Plus a nice blank notebook and some pens to write or draw in it with. The orange java love is a postcard.

Thank you, all my friends, from the bottom and top of my heart. These gifts are all such wonderful expressions of the friendships we share and serve to make me feel very special. I so much appreciate this, you don't know how much. Happy Valentines Day to you all!!

Love from Jan
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13 comments:

Martha Bright said...

You deserve all this Valentine bounty! What did Rocky give you?

xoxoxo

Jan said...

I don't know about deserving but I certainly appreciate it. And the smoochy kiss from Rocky was nice;-)

audrey said...

Oh, Jan, what lovely items you received for Valentine's Day. Friendship is the best!! And when things are handmade they are so much more special.
I hope your Valentine's Day is wonderful and filled with love.
♥ audrey

gypsylulu said...

Oh, you lucky gal!...i guess you've been good! ha!

Your Valentine goodies are great!
and I do wish you a happy Valentines too!

xoxo, gypsy

April said...

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend! WOW, what a score for you!!! I have your Valentine ATC finally finished, but you will be getting it late! (But better late than never.)

Jan said...

Thanks Audrey, I am fortunate to have such good friends. Plus they are so talented!

Jan said...

Yes, Gypsy, when I am good I am very very good, but when I am bad I am horrid;-)

Jan said...

April, I am looking forward to getting another one of your ATC's. Today I put all mine up, along with my postcards, on a display board. You will see it one day. I saved room for more.

Tangible Threads said...

I love the heart wall hanging. Just beautiful. Love the cafe postcard from Anne as well. Beautiful. Isn't it nice to get little surprises? :) Hugs. T

Fabby Dolls said...

For someone who just started their blog, you are busy, busy, busy! I love these cards and reading your posts. Thank you!

Jan said...

Hi Tangible, yes, surprises are so much fun! thanks for stopping in.

Jan said...

Fabby, I have only started this blog but I have thought about it for so long it feels as though I have had it for a couple of years! Thanks for stopping in.

Karen said...

Hi Jannie! I just read through your entire blog back to New Years and was thinking all along what a fun journey this is to see your work and comments and stories. I saw and felt things so differently than when I'm right there with you in person! We LOVE our beautiful Valentine gift with our cherished Tehya and us...we found it in our box on our way out of town on Sunday! Can't wait to find out how you did it. Thank you! Thank you!
You are THE ARTEEST! I love you! Karen