*Happy Valentine's Day*
This is my 6th Valentine's day to celebrate this day with Joe.
The way Valentine's day is celebrated is quite different
from here in America and in Japan. Although in Japan it is the
day where a girl gives a gift to her boyfriend, I've been pretty
spoiled since Joe always has something for me this day.
This was the present from him this year: an assortment of
handmade chocolate from Fleur de Cocoa.
I love this loveliest box, and the chocolate is delicious!!!
I already ate half of it. I have to put it away from
me so that I won't finish it up by tonight - too yummy
of chocolate to be gone so quick!
(A picture from the Japan trip last year)
Did I have any surprise for him for today? Sure I did!!
A mini quilt with 9 reasons I love Joe ;)
(if you click the picture, you can see the enlarged version.)
I was really inspired by this Valentine's day gift
that Jacquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio made for her
husband. It is so sweet and personal.
I wanted to make a gift that would communicate
with Joe in the way it reminds him of what makes
him such a lovable one to be around for me.
My initial plan was to make it much smaller
so that he could hang up on the wall in his cubicle,
but it ended up pretty big: about 26" x 23".
Too small to be a lap quilt.. a little too big
to be a wall hanging.... hmmmm..... but
He likes it anyways ;) That's all that matters!
One of the things I really like about the quilt
is the fabric I chose for backing.
This is not exactly fish. It is "Taiyaki," fish-shaped
pancake filled with red bean paste, custard cream, etc.
(Click here to see what it looks like if you care.)
I love Taiyaki and this fabric too!
I also gave him a few boxers - no, not handmade
unfortunately. I've been wanting to make them though!
Then I also baked a banana pound cake - yum!
Hope you're all having great Valentine's Day!
Thanks for coming & reading!