I like the rhythm of the seasons and am enjoying Winter...as long as I don't have to drive on ice :) And I am enjoying learning how you celebrate or dread or just tolerate the change of seasons.
Last year I made my first crocheted hearts using Teresa's well written and photographed free pattern which I found on her blog. I gave away more than a dozen of the hearts I made last year so have started making more this last week.
On Jenny's blog, Audrey Finch, I admired some wax paper, crayon hearts she made and had great fun making some myself. Two little grand girls helped, and their mom made some, too. Then a friend spied them on a visit here and made herself a batch as well. On a layer of newspaper we laid a sheet of wax paper. Then we shaved crayon wax onto the wax paper, put another layer of waxed paper on top of the shavings with a sheet of construction paper on top of the top sheet of waxed paper. I pressed a warm iron on the stack of papers for just a little time. After the paper cooled I traced hearts shapes on the top waxed paper. I cut out the hearts and used a needle and thread to position a thread in the heart to form a loop for hanging the heart.
I hung up three of Teresa's hearts I had made along with the wax paper hearts that I had made. Then I hung up three of the wonderful hearts my bloggy friend Sarah had sent me from England.
Then I positioned two of the crocheted flowers, that my bloggy friend Meredith sent me from Florida, on either side of the little pot of blooming crocus I am enjoying inside while I wait for Spring and the crocus outside to bloom.
What is your favorite type of flower? [I am especially fond of Gardenias]