February

Valentines 💝

Ah, February. Not yet Spring, not the dead of Winter, February may be the dreariest month of the year. Valentine’s day brightens the month in a flurry of flowers, chocolates, and red hearts. Let us not forget the cards. According to Hallmark, about 114 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged every year. That’s a lot! I always think of the comic strip character Charlie Brown when I think of Valentine’s day and the pressure of whether you get a card or not. Even though we all got cards at school, it was a worrying time. Besides not getting cards, picking the RIGHT cards to hand out at school was important and a lot of pressure for a kid. That might have been just me. I do overthink.

TO THINK🧠

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. Blaise Pascal


TO LAUGH 😂

Did you hear about the bed bugs who fell in love? They’re getting married in the spring!

Did Adam and Eve ever have a date? No, they had an apple!

Why shouldn’t you fall in love with a pastry chef? They’’ll dessert you!

TO WATCH📽

For the Littles: Be My Valentine, love Barney. The kids are making Valentine’s day boxes and a mysterious card from the Queen of hearts arrives.

For the I am not a baby anymore: Lady and the Tramp. Dog meets Dog, they share spaghetti, love, and puppies happen. It’s Disney what more do you need to know?

For the tweens: Shrek. Princess is cursed, meets ogre, they fall in love with the help of a wisecracking donkey, a surprise twist at end.

For the Teens: 10 things I hate about you. A fluffy sweet movie about two sisters. The young, pretty one wants to date, but cannot until her older sister does. Old sister isn’t interested. The boy who wants to date the young sister pays another “bad” boy to date the older sis. Love ensues.

For everyone: Princess Bride An adventure story of true love with a giant, A dread pirate, an evil villain, and a kidnapper.

TO MAKE🧵

Crocheted Heart Magnet

You will Need

Yarn

Crochet hook

Scissors

Heavy Card Stock

Magnet

Glue

Rhinestone (optional)

You need to know how to

Chain (ch)

Slip stitch (sl st)

Single Crocheted (sc)

Half Double crochet (hdc)

Double crochet (dc)

Treble (triple) Crochet (tr)

Gauge: none

Size of finished product will depend on your yarn and hook choice. I used a 4 ply medium weight yarn and size H hook. My heart measured 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches. Your results will vary

Crocheted Heart

Work in rounds

Rnd 1: Ch 3 join

Rnd 2: sc 11 in ring join

Rnd 3: Ch 3, (dc, tr) in joining st. 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next sc, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, (tr, dc, ch 3, sl st) in last stitch.

Rnd 4: sc in each ch of first ch-3, 2 hdc in first 4 st, hdc in next 4 st, (hdc, dc) in next st, dc in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st, hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in last 4st, sc in each of last ch-3

Trim: Sl st in next st and around.

Finish off.

Weave in ends.

Using card stock, cut out arrow shape (example below)

Carefully insert arrow between the stitches.

Glue magnet on back. NOTE: Even if you have stick on type of magnets still use glue. It will make it stronger.

Optional: Glue rhinestone on front.

And Walla! All done with a lovely Valentine Heart