An Artist's Quest

CARPE AMO : share a little love today!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I am a big fan of Valentine’s Day, not the romantic love kind of Valentine’s Day (although I’ll take when I get it) with all its pressures and expectations; but the homemade, fill a box at school kind of Valentine’s Day.  Some years ago I abandoned sending out Christmas cards and opted for Valentine cards instead.  As a kid I loved Valentine’s Day at school, decorating the Kleenex box as mail box, making the valentines cards copying each classmates names carefully from the list, walking around the delivering the cards to everyone’s letter box perched on each desk, then taking my stash home and nibbling the candy treats, sorting the Valentine’s into piles, reading and reexamining each one. As a grown up I like to give a little of that school days happiness to my friends and family still.  So here is a little digital Valentine for you in your virtual mailbox.  I made these stuffed hearts this week at a quilt retreat I attended here at The Bishop’s Ranch.  As the week went on the scraps in the scrap box began to pile higher and higher with tantalizing patterns and colors in every fistful.  I took a few back to my sewing station and channeling my childhood self stitched, zigged, zagged and stuffed these scrappy love notes to share with you.

A little squishy love note

A little squishy love note

I hope you have a love filled day and if you have a chance to commit a few random acts of love today I hope you seized the moment…..CARPE AMO!

a little scrappy love pillow

a little scrappy love pillow


One response

  1. Mary Anne

    The heart pillows are lovely! Trust you enjoyed a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Mine was snowy but my husband made sure it was sweet

    February 16, 2014 at 5:46 am

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