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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Valentine's Day got started...

 Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Valentine's Day, or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated every year on 14 February.
It's the day when people show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love...

Who was St Valentine? 

The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was.The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.  

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.
There, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine". 

This is the oldest known Valentine's Day message in English
written in 1477

Monday, February 13, 2017

Florida Vacation

Hello blogger friends ~

I’m back from vacation…  The weather was absolutely beautiful – in the upper 70’s all week, which was perfect! We came back to a winter wonderland – UGH. We had a great time!  My daughter and son-in law had the whole time planned for us.  They took us on an air boat ride where we saw some alligators, then we went to the zoo, fed the birds and giraffes.  Of course I did get some shopping in… and yes, I went to a quilt shop too!!  “Boutique 4 Quilters” – Just had to buy some material, never have enough!  My daughter found the pretty fold’n stitch leaf topper pattern that she would like me to make for her.  This was on my list of projects to do, so now I have a reason to make a few...

This is the material she picked for the leaf topper...
Here are some Florida pictures...

What a great time!!! :-)