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Happy Valentine’s Day!

This past summer I was trekking to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa – We were walking across an area that looked just like the surface of the moon – or a scene from Star Wars

and all the sudden I walked past this little growth of tiny flowers – as I walked around to the other side – I was amazed at how it had managed to flourish in an incredibly harsh environment – and it was in the shape of a heart.  Kira added the quote – ‘Start each day with a Thankful Heart’ – I could not find anyone to give credit to – so I’ll just let it speak for itself. You can download it for free here.

Seems like Valentine’s Day – is the perfect day to be Thankful.  I am so grateful for my husband – my sweetheart and best friend for over 40 years – and my two daughters and their amazing husbands, our four granddaughters and our soon to be grandson who is supposed to arrive this week! By the way – Kayla is wearing a dress that she got from her sister Kira – it was not long enough to be a long dress – so she had me turn it into a high/low dress. So … be brave … pull out those scissors and go ahead and alter those store bought dresses … and doesn’t it look cute over the baby bump?

Baby Boy Conrad on board

Speaking of girls, girls, girls – our project for this week is a scarf for your hair.  When we were vacationing this past summer in Italy – I was on the lookout for little things to bring back from my granddaughters – and clothes are always fun.  We were in the town of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast where they are famous for lemons that are extremely aromatic and they make amazing fresh lemonade, desserts and of course soaps! We found three cute little dresses for the three youngest – but you know when the young ladies grow up – they seem to want to pick their own clothes – so to be on the safe side – I was looking for something else – when Kayla found this cute little scarf for your hair and it looked like Gabbie would really like it.

Gabbie, Rozzie and Coco at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs CO

I tried making the scarves out of different fabrics just for fun – Rozzie (left) out of knit, Coco (center) out of cotton and Gabbie (right) out of double gauze.  I think my favorite is the knit because it stretches.

The scarf also reminds me a bit of the Rosie the Riveter posters made famous in WWII when they were trying to recruit female workers for the defense industry and has now become a symbol of working women anywhere.  My ever so cute niece, Kelsie, was Rosie the Riveter for Halloween this past year – so … the hair scarves work for adults too.

I stole this from her Instagram post – sorry Kelsie – but you were too perfect!

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Feel free to use the pattern to make a difference for others as well –

Sandy and Sharon

I invited ladies from our church to come over and make scarves for kids in need – like foster kids or humanitarian projects. In no time at all we had over sixty scarves.  I am planning to go on a trip to with Choice Humanitarian to Nepal in April for a week – and plan to take all of them with me to hand out … and hopefully get smiles in return.  If you’d like to join us … here’s the link to the trip to learn more.

Hope you have a great day!  And a fun long holiday weekend!

Sheila

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