On Sunday T. and I spent almost two hours making stained glass hearts for Valentine's Day, for T. to pass out to her class. We made these last year, too, and I'd forgotten just how much work was involved! They turned out beautifully, though. If you don't mind the multiple steps involved--cutting heart shapes out of wax paper, peeling and "grating" crayons, ironing the hearts so the crayons melt (make sure you cover the heart with a dishtowel first), then these hearts are unique and so fun to do. We used a hole punch to punch a hole in each one, threaded a piece of yarn through, and added a colorful bead for extra decoration.
When I was clicking back through past Valentine's Day posts, I came across the one I pasted below, and I had to smile. There is nothing like feeling sorry for yourself on Valentine's Day because you're sick, and tired, and the entire world, it seems, is telling you to look (and feel) sexy, well-rested, and happy.
Which I don't feel this year, either, because it's the middle of February and I'm sick, and tired, also. But I am happy, and thankful, for all the love in my life, because there is so much of it. I can't ask for much more, truly--that's what Valentine's Day means to me.
Happy Valentine's Day!
This was from Valentine's Day 2008...