February Mid-Winter Moments

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Our daughter crafted this February banner.  It was an unexpected treat to open the parcel. It commemorates not only Valentines’ Day.  Cutouts of Washington and Lincoln represent both president’s birthdays and a snowflake reminds us we are only half-way through winter.  Two Valentine envelopes sealed with hearts and outlined with blue blanket stitching surround the heart outlined in a chain stitch.  All panels are pastel felt and are sewn to a grosgrain blue ribbon.  Thank you Kelly!

The table is set for an informal Valentine lunch with friends who came for “A Jet Tour Through The Revelation.”  I remembered that my geraniums were blooming downstairs and added rose and pink blooms to the vase.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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