Happy Valentine’s Day!
I was rushing yesterday to finish my Galentine’s post and a Valentine’s quilt for Scott (along with the post for today) and frankly, I got a little stressed. It was my turn to make dinner, and my husband (sensing my stress level) suggested that I just heat up some chili I had made last week for dinner, and I almost barked at him. I have no idea what made me upset about that suggestion—it was obviously designed to help me out—but somehow, my thought was just, “Let me finish this. Then I can make a real dinner. Do not distract me--I'm a quilting queen!” Ugh.
I think I wanted to be perfect in that moment and somehow his suggestion made me realize that I couldn't do it all and do it well (another thing I wanted to accomplish). Luckily, that feeling only lasted a moment because I caught my Valentine’s bouquet out of the corner of my eye and all I could think of was “He loves me! Little ol’ imperfect, sew quilty projects at the last minute me. He loves me!”
Did I mention that Scott often buys so many flowers that he makes me two bouquets? Yep, that is exactly how lucky I am.
To show him I know thatl, I made him a mini quilt I call “Love Entwined.”
In the box they sent me, Island Batik included a special fat quarter pack of red and pink Valentiney fabric and I used it to make “Love Entwined.”
I quilted the background of the mini with long diagonal lines, and then quilted the ribbons with curlies and the words, “love” and “entwined.” I used Aurifil 50 wt. 2024 White, Sulky 40 wt. #1169 Bayberry Red and Signature 30 wt. Pixelles #M36 Pink Ombre to quilt “Love Entwined.”
Happy Valentine’s everyone! Tonight is Scott's turn at dinner (lobster chowder that he found at a local market, steak, Jacques Pepin Potatoes, and asparagus), and I'm making desert (Chocolate Lava Cakes). Yum!