Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sweet Sweet Valentine

My hubby is kind, soft-spoken, supportive,
sweet and affectionate.
But, like lots of men, he doesn't like to shop, and can
be a little, well, you know, dense
when it comes to picking out gifts.

However, there have been a few
surprises lo these many years.

About twenty years ago, when Glen traveled
all the time for work, he had to be gone
on Valentine's Day. I had recently
lost a favorite pen that I had for years.
So, hubby surprised me with a new, lovely pen.
It is one of the sweetest memories I have of Valentine's Day.

During those long years of work travel,
the hubby became quite inventive.
Here's a beautiful music box he made
for his hotel room late at night.
We had a good laugh wondering what the other
guests thought was going on when they heard the power tools singing.
Hearts are my all-time favorite shape for just about anything,
but especially jewelry. The heart locket on the left
was a birthday gift from my mom.
The ruby red on the right was a little treat
Emily and I found at a vintage and antiques show last year.

I've been enjoying some embroidery
lately....sweet napkins for spring.
Once this part is done, I plan to crochet
a pretty lace edging....I can
hardly wait!

We haven't planned anything too romantic for Valentine's Day....but you never know.
Romance can happen in the most unusual places when you are with your soulmate.

May you find a moment of peace.....
A bundle of happiness.....and
A little romance this Valentine's Day.

"...the reason my heart's beating is for you......and you alone"
~Vince Gill~


Wool Winder said...

Lovely thoughts and memories on Valentine's Day.

Gloria said...

Oh I loved your post Amy. How sweet of you and how sweet of your husband to have made that beautiful box for you. Happy Valentines Day, a little late but still here. Hope your mom is doing okay. Take care and have a great week.

Thimbleanna said...

What a sweet post! You made me laugh with thoughts of saws in hotel rooms -- if I had been the neighbor, I probably would have wondered if he was cutting up any body parts LOL! Looks like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Oh, so sweet! What a wonderful guy you have. How is your mother, I've been wondering.

Elaine said...

Hi Amy,
Oh I just loved hearing about some of the gifts you've gotten over the years. I know how special certain gifts can be, largely because of the thought behind Glen getting you your favorite pen! I lost my Dad many many years ago when I was still in my twenties. He was such a "Christmas" person that the first time I went Christmas shopping after his death 3 months earlier, I just broke down in the store and started crying. I was trying to be discreet and especially not let my little ones see me. Anyway, Jim took the boys with him while I went to the restroom to try to collect myself. When we got home, after he laid the kids down for their naps, he presented me with a sweet little perfume bottle that he had picked up on the spur of the moment.....not a December birthday gift, not a Christmas gift, but a "just because I love you and I know what you're going through gift" he said. It has become my all time favorite gift. I'll have to blog about that sometime. :)
I can see why you'd love the music box hubby made for's beautiful AND what a cool memory that he went to so much trouble to make it for you...even in his hotel room. I love that story!
You're right.....romance can happen in the most unusual places when you're with your soulmate!

Glad you're enjoying your February! Elaine

tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Amy,

What a sweet post!:o) How wonderful it is to have a hubby so gentle and kind.

Wishing you a most beautiful coming weekend my friend.



Yaya said...

I enjoyed your post so much amy. It's all about the details where love is concerned.

I can hardly wait to read your next post.

Susie Homemaker said...

Hello Dear Sweet Amy,

Just stopping in to say hello! I have missed you so much...hope we can catch up soon!

Blessings for a beautiful day,

tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Amy,

Dropping by to wish you and your family a most beautiful Easter Sunday. Enjoy a lovely day.



Elaine said...

Hi, Amy...just stopping by to say I hope you and your family have a lovely Easter!
Elaine :)