Friday, January 25, 2008

Love is Kind

I don't know about you, but as much as I like Christmas, as soon as it is over, it is ALL about Valentine's Day. Maybe it is the store's fault, but all that pink gets me in the mood for it. :)

I have 5 nieces and nephews...the youngest three are always over on the weekends. There I was, peacefully reading my favorite blogs and my awesome guy says, "Why don't you make something with the cousins?" Having what seems like my own JoAnn's in my house, I pulled out all sorts of goodies, some scap mdf and we went to work.

I was really impressed with what the kids came up with. There was a crown, a name built into a picture, a butterfly garden, and a bee girl. I am SO doing a bee girl of my own next...she's already drawn. :) This time, I made a valentine girl.

My valentine girl knows that love is kind. I told her all about it. I've been married almost 8 years, but awesome guy and I dated for 6 years before that. Of all the moments, the times that I felt the most loved was when he was kind to me. When he comforted me, helped me great ready for one of my "monster" parties, nursed me back to normal after my c-sections, surprised me with flowers, and held up his coat from me to put on even though we were both cold. You get the idea.

My valentine girl reminds me to be kind too. Sometimes it's easy, but when life stresses us out, it can be difficult. She reminds me to return those acts of kindness because I want to show him I love him too.

She's been hanging by my front door. I've enjoyed her. I'm ready for someone else to enjoy her, if they fancy her. Maybe she could remind someone else of the times their loved one was kind. Maybe then I'll have room for my bee girl. :)

Therefore, I will humbly offer her on etsy tomorrow. In the meantime, she'll be hanging by my front door. :)

Wishing you all lots of love and kindness!

P.S. Thank you Adri, Lori, and Suz for being my very first comments of my new blog. I was so excited to hear from all are like celebrities to me! :) Thank you! Your fan, Mere


Kim Hardt Originals said...

Mere, She is so sweet. You definetly have to share her with someone else. I love Valentines Day as well.

But I am already thinking about Easter! Guilty!


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Mere! Thanks for visiting me on my blog! I love your little Valentines girl, she's just adorable. You are so very good at guessing why I bought those forks...I did want to make a couple of those little stands with them...We'll see if I can do it! xxoo, Dawn

Lori said...

oh my, your valentine girl is so sweet and i love her true and simple message about what love is:)

sUz said...

hi meRe,
What a little sweetie, I can see why you've held on to her!
Can't wait to see your "bee girl".
iN jOy,

Fete et Fleur said...

Your Valentine Sweetie is wonderful! I sometimes need visuals to remind of what I am all about. My first and foremost is to be loving and giving always. She truly is a treasure. Thank you for visiting me and welcome to blogland!

Hugs! Nancy

Adriana Whitney said...

Hello Meredith
You've been tagged! I picked you out of my 5 blog friends.
Your girl is so beautiful!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hi Mere!
What a sweetie pie of a valentine! She really reflects the holiday;
thanks for visiting my blog and be sure to come back again.
Many blessings to you.


Mere, thanks for the lovely note.....and I really like your blog !! I, too, long for simpler times...I guess that's why I love all things vintage and retro. I am SURE more "sewing" collages will be on their way !! :)

Monkey Giggles said...

Thank you for entering my giveaway. I hope to throw a stone at ya--wink*.

Come back and visit me again


LisaLectura*creations said...

Hi Mere! Thanks for your sweet comment! This valentine collage is adorable! Keep creating beautiful things! Hugs, Lisa :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow, your Valentine girl painting is so sweet! Love, love her little 3-D banner too. Glad to "meet" you too.

Dapoppins said...

She is so sweet. Really. I want to come to your house~!