Heart Day

Hello folks! I hope you’ve had a great week!

I hope you all enjoyed the festivities of Valentine’s Day, too. I know this can be a very difficult holiday sometimes, and a very over-commercialized holiday other times. But I’ve always been a sucker for the ruby-red hearts. There’s always been something about making Valentines that makes me happy. I think it’s the lace and glitter.

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I found a pattern to make these adorable crocheted hearts. They take literally five minutes. I cranked out about eighteen of them over two episodes of Gilmore Girls. I pinned them to some little folded cards I made (Dollar General sells a package of pearl pins for a buck!) and voila! lovely little Valentines for some of my friends.

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I also got to use my German fountain pen (with a real little ink bottle)! for the inside writing. It was a very classic Valentine-making process!

More good news this week: I am finally making headway on my story for our book! It took some rearranging, but I think I have a bit of a good story. Here is a long promised excerpt.

Frank Vossler came into the coffee shop at one o’clock, his usual time, to join the group of other old fellows who were gathered at one of the round tables by the large front window. He came in calm and unhurried, his neatly combed gray hair without the slightest ruffle and his mild blue eyes blinking slowly behind his round bifocals. He ordered a hunk of biscotti (“bees-COT-toe” as he called it), and a cup of decaf coffee.

    “Make sure it’s hot,” he said to the barista at the counter. He flashed a smile and she nodded knowingly and rang up the usual three dollars and twenty-two cents.

These are the first two paragraphs of my story, which centers around this man “Frank” and his days spent at the coffee shop. I don’t want to give too much away, but stay posted for more glimpses of this very interesting man.

What do you think? Does it pique your interest, or do I have work to do? Did you do anything special for Heart Day? Will you try your hand at the ridiculously fun crocheted hearts? Let me know in the comments below and have a happy week!

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