Happy Valentine’s Day!

Leo and Jane in a heartHappy Valentine’s Day to everyone, especially our dear readers! It never ceases to amaze me that we actually have people out there who are reading and following our blog. And this is the perfect day to tell you how very much we appreciate you!

Leo and I are always a little taken aback when we hear that something that we’ve shared on our blog has inspired some of you to do the same thing. Remember these little hearts that I made a few weeks ago?

fabric hearts It was actually my sweet sister-in-law that told me how to make them the easy way.

antique dough bowl

Well, the dough bowl is empty now. A reader named Mary Nell bought most all of the hearts to use as favors for a church luncheon that she was having. It warms my heart that a number of people now have them on this Valentine’s Day.

fabric heartsAnd one of my dearest blogging buddies, Shirley of Housepitality Designs, sent some photos to me of these hearts made by her friend Ruth. You see, Ruth has struggled with health issues but was inspired to make her own hearts after seeing mine. And those of us who have read Ruth’s story on Shirley’s blog celebrate that Ruth is feeling up to sewing and crafting again after making these little hearts.

fabric hearts made by Carol-Oasis in the DesertThese hearts were made by another blogging friend Carol from An Oasis in the Desert. Carol has inspired me to start keeping a gratitude journal.

And another reader, Angela, used my hearts as a project to teach her 3 girls some basic sewing skills.  Who knew that such a quick and easy project would inspire so many others?

camellia blossom under a clocheSo, speaking of gratitude, we are so very grateful that you take some time out of your busy day to read our blog. We’re so thankful for the wonderful friends that we’ve made on this blogging journey, and we wanted to let you know how much we love you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. says

    Hi Jane-
    What a sweet post! That is wonderful that your cute hearts inspired others and that they are also going to be with other people. I like the buttons Shirley’s friend Ruth added to hers. This reminds me of the home made ornaments I made for our Christmas tree when we were first married.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. says

    Thank you so much for featuring Ruth’s “hearts”….she was so happy to get back in the “spirit of crafting”…she has really been inspired by your blog…

    Happy Valentine’s Day to a great couple!!!…I am blessed to know the two of you!!!

  3. says

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Jane and Leo! Jane, I feel blessed to have met you when you and I were both trying to figure out what blogging was all about. We’ve come a long way since that night you and I were asking each other questions that our son’s knew the answers to. For sure, they were right about starting us off in Word Press! Bless their hearts! Oh, that reminds me, I’ve collected hearts for years…too many really. Love the ones you made and the ones Shirley shared from Ruth. Thanks for inspiring me, Helen

  4. Jean Windham says

    Happy Valentine’s day, Jane and Leo . The blog is a great way for me to follow the progression of the home place. Woody and I both read the blog and talk about the renewal of his home and my second home. Thanks to you both for blogging. I loved the valentines you made and the others from other bloggers. Jean

  5. Robyn says

    I love, love, love your blog. It is often a trip down memory lane when you post recipes and posts about your wonderful garden!!! I feel like ya’ll are my neighbors. I look forward to reading your blog and seeing what you two have to share!! Happy Valentine’s Day to you both!!!!!

  6. Ruth says

    I am Ruth! Thank you for sharing your hearts, it was so much fun making them. I plan to add some more next year. I haven’t made anything for years & this has inspired me to finish a quilt. I love the hand work. Have really enjoyed your blog. It’s addicting reading these blogs!

  7. Gwen says

    Ah yes!! How fun! I’m glad you had yours ready for someone’s need!!! Amazing as you sewed along not knowing how God was going to use those hearts to inspire and be given to so many others…. Blessings

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