This was one of those times (that Bonnie talked about) where one of us unexpectedly stitched something as a surprise for the other 3 girls.
It was January 19th 2008, and I had just received my San-Man Originals newsletter with this pattern in it as the freebie for the month. I thought, what a quick stitch... so quick that I decided to stitch it 4 times. Since I was hosting the Feb. meeting, it was perfect! I stitched them all on the same 28 ct. Lavender Quaker fabric, using the same floss colours for each. The only thing I switched up a bit with mine was I omitted one of the stitched hearts in the bottom left-hand corner and replaced it with the pink birthstone heart from a necklace I had worn as a little girl. I managed to get them finished by Feb. 9th... all washed and pressed and ready to hand out!
As our Wed. meeting day approached, the weather forecast did not look good. We tried for the following week... same thing again.
At this point we decided to cancel February's meeting all together considering we were all going to be together at our stitching retreat on Feb. 21st. I was disappointed that the girls wouldn't be getting their stitchy gifts until after Valentine's Day, but it's the thought that counts, right? On an upbeat note; they would really be prepared by having it well in advance for Valentine's day of the next year! :^)
Fast forward to 2009, when I finally got around to framing this Valentine cross stitch. I found this pre-made frame at the Thread & Eye when Jody and I had one of our rare shopping days together last October.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! :^)