I was finally getting to the point where I could breathe again, and only take one kind of cough medicine instead of two, and then the hammer fell. Jack started running a pretty high fever on Saturday, and here we are Monday morning, and the fever has not yet broken and now he says his ear hurts. And the pediatrician's phone has been busy for 38 minutes straight.
After spending 2 solid days holding him, worrying about him, checking his temperature, giving him medicine and watching trains with him, I am pretty sure I should just give up on February altogether at this point. February? What February? There was a February in 2008?
I did manage to mail an insane amount of mail last week. Sorting through 156 Valentines proved to be a bigger challenge than I had imagined, and I hope that all the swap participants have something resembling 14 different Valentines arriving.
These paper party dresses were my contribution. I had something TOTALLY different in mind, bought supplies for something different, and was halfway through something different, but I just wasn't feeling the other project. When I was organizing my magazines I came across an older copy of one of the Somerset magazines, saw the dresses, and knew that was my Valentine winner.
I set out to buy some pink floral romantic scrapbook paper, but totally fell in love with this Martha Stewart playground* stuff from Michaels instead. They have velvet bows at the waist, and the corsages are made from bits of vintage trims I cut apart. The words are made with my new favorite toy, an old school Dymo label maker that makes embossed plastic tapes. (I am going to get rid of the expensive Brother P-touch because I have serious love for that cheap Dymo labeller.)
More swap contributions:
These sweet ribbons were made by Carolyn, from the Laughing Duck .
And the adorable scottie dog mini quilts (complete with shrinky dink bones!) were made by Tiff at Folded Gingham .
I hope to get all of the gorgeous Valentines and all of the lovely hostess gifts up this week for you all to enjoy, but don't hold me to it, ok? :-)
*You can click to enlarge the photos to see the prints better.
BLOGGER! Fix the farking spellcheck already.