Happy Valentine's Day! Or as the Swedes would have it, Happy "All Hearts' Day," which I think is a sweet and lovely way to put it.
This year I played around with embroidery on paper. For far-away loves, some bits from an atlas (photocopied and then copied again until the right size), with an arrow stitched between our cities:
And for my main squeeze:
Inspired by this pillow made by Sarah of The Small Object--but I figured peanut butter and jelly wasn't quite quirky enough to capture what we have. Mmm, peanut butter and pickle: it sounds so wrong but it tastes so right, and that about sums it up I'd say. (Plus, I like the double meaning: when I'm in a pickle, as I so often am, here he comes to fortify me, just like peanut butter.)
How I wish I'd drawn that pickle just an eighth of an inch higher--but hey, I never claimed to be perfect, so I guess my Valentines aren't going to be either. I'm pretty tickled by those French knot warts though!
Wishing an evening full of love to all you lovely hearts.