While cleaning out another closet over the weekend, I also found a large box of cross stitch fabric. Since my stitching friends tend to use only linen and these were not, I donated it to Goodwill. I have only a few more boxes of it and will probably end up sending those to Goodwill, too.
I also decided it's time to get rid of my old Cricut personal electronic cutter. If you're in the Des Moines area and interested in purchasing it cheaply, let me know. I only used it a few times before I upgraded to their Imagine machine, but I don't think I have the cutting mat for it anymore (however, you can buy those separately and inexpensively in stores). THE CRICUT HAS BEEN PURCHASED, THANKS!
Before I close, I wanted to share a few precious Valentine's Day gifts that I received from my husband this year. The weather was not the best that day so we stayed in and had a nice grilled cod dinner, which I prepared on my stovetop grill. He gave me this sweet card featuring two of my favorite themes—kitties and a bicycle.
When I opened it up, I was serenaded by a melody you might hear in some Parisian bistro.
I even got a card from my two kitties, Teddy and Poe.
The hubby gave me lovely trio of flowering African violets and a gift certificate to get some of my favorite Too Faced and Urban Decay cosmetics. I was also delighted to receive this new cast-iron teapot, pink watch made of recycled materials, and soft blue ceramic holder for my bamboo matcha tea whisker. It was another lovely Valentine's Day that I will look back on fondly. Now I should get back to auditioning those quilts for the beds. Decisions, decisions!