Thursday, 10 February 2011

♥♥♥ Love is all around us ♥♥♥

♥ Yes it's that time of year when us old romantics like to celebrate. It's also a good excuse for a post Christmas celebration. It is 31 years on Monday since my Hb proposed to me...gosh that is such a long time. I wish I had some digital photos from then, they would be fun to see! ♥

I thought I would share with you my card creation for the occasion....
If you recognise the backing paper, yes it's the last pieces of the paper I used for my daughter and her fiance's engagement card last November. Us crafters never waste anything so I used the almost last part to make this card too which I put into my Etsy shop.

On the love heart theme I also want to show you some new very pretty, feminine Fimo pendants I bought from the USA...

I really like these and decided to make up a design of me for to wear  using some pretty seed beads I have used recently.
This is my necklace below, I will probably make the other 2 focals into necklaces as I think they will sell well at my Open Houses/Parties.


As Valentine's Day falls on a Monday this year we are attending a Valentine Dinner/Dance on Saturday night at National Trust Property in Surrey. Also on Tuesday night our Dance School is hosting a Valentine's Ball. It is a black tie event and should be great fun.

Having mentioned at the beginning of this post that I wish I had some digital photos I remembered that my Hb has an old album of photos from when we first met (1979). I only started keeping scrapbooks from our Wedding (1981) so I don't have any photos of our engagement. After a little searching this morning I manged to find his album and laughed  and smiled when I looked at the contents! He had a beard (long gone) and I had very long hair (cut in 1982!). I had to photograph the photos in their album through the protective plastic so they are not that clear but thought I would share the smile with you.....
This is us cutting our cake!
In the photo above I think I was dancing around here the day after our party showing off my new engagement ring. (Hmm yes remember I was only 19!)  Now I know everyone will say...so what on earth do I look like compared to that photo 31 years ago...well OK I don't really do photos of me on my blog as it is about what I do rather than what I look like but I decided to break that rule and show your one of  me with 2 other "special men in my life" aka my 21 year old son Matt and my Dad. These was taken last September at my Dad's 78th Birthday party...



Same ring but rather older hands now-LOL! Mind you it's been such an adventure these last 31 years and my hands have made SO many different things and treated so many patients!

So Happy Engagement Anniversary to my dear Hb and sending everyone out there in blog land lots and lots of love......love really is all around you ♥♥♥
Billy sends some too....


I am meeting my dear daughter up in London this afternoon for her first try on of Wedding dresses...so exciting.

 Bye for now,
Jane
x

18 comments:

  1. You old romantic you!!!!
    I loved looking at your photos Jane and it's lovely to put a face to the words. What a handsome son too! Like you I had long hair way back then and now prefer the bob!! :)
    I'm afraid I'm so unromantic, my husband sends the romantic cards and I send the funny ones! Having said that I do love hearts and your beads are gorgeous.
    Enjoy the wedding dress shopping, that's very exciting!!!
    Vivienne x

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  2. LOL Vivienne, bless your dear romantic husband! I am glad you enjoyed the photos, they certainly made me smile this morning.
    Jane x

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  3. Ah, such a lovely romantic post! I really enjoyed seeing your photos and hearing that sweet story. And the flowery red hearts are gorgeous! I'm sure you will have a wonderful romantic week! Helen x

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  4. Jane I love your post today. Memories are so priceless and you certainty have wonderful ones. You're right love is all around and we need to cherish it and spread it around. You will so enjoy wedding dress shopping. I have done this once with my oldest daughter and it was such a fun time and very sentimental. Don't be surprised if you shed a tear or two. I did, still hold that moment in my heart.
    Love your before and after pictures-looking great! Have a great weekend and congratulations❤ xoRobin❤

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  5. That card is beautiful and thanks so much for sharing your pictures. you're just as pretty today as you were back then!

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  6. Hello dear Jane, lovely to SEE you :)

    What a fantastic post! I loved every single thing there, the pictures, the memories, the cards and Billy of course! Thank you so much for sharing! Happiest Anniversary & Valentine's day dear friend! I'll be raising my imaginary glass for your 31st wonderful years!

    Happy weekend too soon!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  7. Dear Jane, I loved your post today! Your photos of your engagement are so fun and happy it made me smile. Love those floral hearts, wow, where did you get them? What a handsome son! You look fab, wish I was as slim as you! Congrats on your daughter getting married!

    Hugs from Teresa in Oregon

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  8. Wow everyone so many lovely comments, thank you all SO much!

    Helen, thank you, I am blessed that my dear Hb is just as romantic, we will have a lovely weekend, hope you do too! x

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    Hi Robin, lovely to see you here. I have just returned from London and yes I did get a misty eye when my daughter came out from behind the curtain in the 1st dress she tried on...wonderful moment. It is early days for her choosing one but we had such a great day. x

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    Hello Whimsey creations and welcome, thanks for your kind comment and hope to see you here again soon! x

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    Hi my dear Mia, I am sure it was a surprise to "see" me here today! I am really looking forward to my Valentine celebrations, have a great nearly weekend too. x

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    Hi Teresa, thanks for your very kind comments. I am biased I know -but my son is a very lovely handsome boy ;0)( I am glad he does not read this, he would get quite cross with me saying anything like that - LOL. x

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  9. Oh, I just had to stop in to see what was going on! I love all the hearts this week, the treasures, the jewelry, (always, little Billy)...and the pics! Such fun to share in the celebrations with you! Looking forward to more happiness here! Enjoy! :o)

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  10. Join in with the celebrations Michele, there is lots of love here!
    Have a great weekend,
    Jane x

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  11. Well Hello Jane, finally a face to a blog! I put mine on my about me page finally :0) Oh you look so sweet with your dad and what a lovely heart, liking what you did with it. I too am not much on romance, flowers and such....more on the colorless, funny side. You however look wonderful, congrats on your daughter.

    Hugs, Dani

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  12. Hi Dani...glad you enjoyed the photos, thanks for your kind words.My daughter and I had such fun with her 1st wedding dress look/try on ...quite surreal to see your daughter in a wedding dress....I loved it!
    Jane x

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  13. Dear Jane, thank you for this special post! Your jewelleries ar again so beautiful and heartful!
    Congratulations for your anniversary! I'm happy to see you, like some one said, it's nice to have a face for the words! You look wonderful and who could believe your daughter is in age to get married! You have so exiting time with her!
    Have a lovely time! xxx Teje

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  14. Hi Teje I am glad you enjoyed your visit here today. Your comments are so kind, have a great Sunday,
    Jane x

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  15. So many lovely things and people! It is nice to put a face with everything you show and say on your blog. Really loving those cards and beads too!

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  16. Glad you didn't get too much of a shock with all the hearts here Linda-LOL!
    Happy Valentine's day,
    Jane x

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  17. Jane! Congratulations on your daughter's wedding to be, your sentimental anniversary with your hubby and all of the fun Valentine's day celebrations you'll be having today! Wow, a black tie Dance School event..sounds wonderful! Those photos of you and hubby are SO sweet..what a happy couple..and such great photos of the other two men in your life! Such handsome people and you look young as can be. How nice to see such a sweet family. Those pendants are beautiful, and I am MOST impressed with your ring in the previous post!!! Wow..you are so talented! I wish you a fun day today, and thank you for your kind visits..it's great to hear from you.

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  18. Hi Shirley it's so good to see you here. I'm glad your enjoyed my post and all the photos.We have just eaten a celebration meal at home and we are so looking forward to the ball tomorrow. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Jane x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x