This is going to be a drive through blog post, since we were indeed without power most of the weekend, and that means I have loads of laundry, dishes, tidying, etc. to get accomplished today.
I saw a Christmas Card wreath in an old issue of Martha Stewart Living that looks a little like this . (Martha's had cards to the inside also, but my hoop is way too small for that.)
Since I needed more ways to display those vintage school valentines I bought at the antique mall last week, and the only crafts you can do in the dark involve glue, I made one for Valentine's Day instead. I had to wrap mine with ribbon, because I could only find a blue plastic hoop lying around the house. (Don't ask me! I do embroidery, but I don't usually use a hoop.) I actually like it a lot better with the ribbon anyway, it is a beautiful bright pink ribbon. Those little flower clothespins came from IKEA on our last voyage there in May.