Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

I did not have huge expectations for Valentine's Day this year as *the boy* is still technically unemployed and isn't due his first paycheck until mid-March and he is scraping pennies since his unemployment ran out months ago and EDD is slow on appeals. That's ok. We're going out to a nice dinner thanks to a gift certificate he bought at half-price months and months ago and that's fine by me.

We wakes up *way* before me. This morning, when I got up and went to the front room, I bypassed the kitchen and saw a bouquet of roses, card and small box of chocolates on my dining table. I did a double take and asked how he managed to sneak that stuff in! He snuck clothes into the hallway closet last night and woke up at 7am. While I was sleeping, he snuck into the hallway to change and snuck out of the house and walked to the nearby grocery store! I'm surprised I slept through it all but most nights I sleep with earplugs. What a sneaky boy! He says there were loads of guys out trying to pick out flowers and cards too. Hmmm....
He also said he'll be stuck eating tuna this week! haha Good thing we have a stocked pantry. Neither of us will starve! After slowly waking up, *the boy* made me a pancake breakfast and we headed to Costco. Normally, I need a valium (joking) before or after any Costco run but it was very quiet there today...although I got the usual sticker shock at the register.

It's also time to report on my TUSAL. Here's my jar modeling with our cards.
and a rather dark close-up...notice all the red threads!
I've been gift stitching every spare moment I have. I'm only about 40% done with it but I'm enjoying the process thus far. I'm only showing sneak peeks because the recipient peeks here every so often.
Hope everyone enjoys their day!

Until next time...

P.S. I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for my delivery from Jill Rensel scheduled for tomorrow. I'll be sure to share my framing soon. So excited!!

17 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG a Jill Rensil framing job? I can't wait!

Margaret said...

That's so sweet of your guy to sneak out and surprise you like that! I can't wait to see your latest Jill Rensel framing job!

Catherine said...

What a sneaky guy!

Can't wait to see your framing!

Missy Ann said...

Nice!

I'm hoping next week I may see a picture from Jill too. :)

Carol R said...

Beautiful flowers the *boy* did well!

Now can i see the inside of the cards to see the end of the jokes? lol

Lovely red on white sneak peek!

Daffycat said...

Awww, what a sweetie! Umm, so what is inside after you poke your finger thru the hole???

Great TU SAL update! Love all the burgundy red threads!

Jackie said...

I love thoughtful surprises! Happy Valentines Day to you both.

I'm looking forward to seeing the framing.

Costco is always an expensive trip for us. There must be some kind of rule about not being able to leave unless you've spent $200.

stitchinfiend said...

Lovely surprise. You TUSAL jar looks nice.

Theresa said...

What a nice surprise!!!!!! Such a sweet guy~ Sneaky, but sweet~~

KarenV said...

*The boy* is a real sweetie, surprising you like that! ;) Glad you had a good day and I'm looking forward to seeing your framing!

Cheryl said...

The boy did good!!

Siobhan said...

Good for you!! What a guy, getting you such nice stuff on the sly like that. :) I can' twait to see your Jill Rensel framing!

Julie said...

What a sweet and romantic thing to do, how lovely.

Dianne said...

Wow anything coming from Jill Rensel is bound to be incredible! Can't wait for you to share :)

Michelle said...

How sweet! Can't wait to see what shows up from Jill!!

Carol said...

Sounds like your Valentine's Day was filled with sweet surprises, Valerie...Looking forward to seeing your framing :)

Meari said...

I have to say that I love the foresight and sneakiness of *the boy* for Valentine's Day. :)