Valentine’s Day

We don’t usually exchange cards or gifts for Valentine’s but it’s funny because I got Keith a card this year and he got flowers and a card for me. I guess we’re just both feeling a lot of love and gratitude and wanted to express it.

We walked before dinner and took Finn with us. He knows which trail leads to the dog park and insisted on going there to run a bit before we continued our walk.

Both the flowers and the walk helped because I’m feeling sad today. My Aunt died this morning and I’ll miss visiting her with Mom. She lived a long life and had a wonderful family but it’s never easy to lose a loved one.

I haven’t gotten into the sewing room yet although I might go sew a few 16 patch blocks tonight now that Keith has gone to bed but then I’ll knit some more.

I crochet a lot more blankets than I knit but even though I have a scarf on the needles downstairs, I decided to cast on a blanket for my “upstairs” project. I like to sit with some crochet or knitting when we’re watching TV and with the Super Bowl last night, the Olympics, and some hockey still to come this week, there’s a lot to watch. Pattern is the Sunny Baby Blanket found free on Ravelry.


  1. I’m sorry to hear about your aunt – and her age doesn’t lessen the loss. Hoping that good memories will help ease your loss just a bit.

  2. I’m sorry for your loss, Mary. You’re right: no matter their age or illness, it’s always so hard to say goodbye. I hope your happy memories will sustain you and your mother.

  3. So sorry for your loss Mary, we will always missed our loved ones no matter how long they live, they’re always in our hearts.

  4. Mary- I too send my regrets for your Aunt’s passing. It is painful, no matter their age, if you love the one who died. I’m sure your Mom will deeply feel her loss. Hugs to you both, and wishing sweet memories will help you both heal!

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Valentine’s Day is the anniversary of my favorite aunt’s death in 2002. We all miss her still. Hold your memories close. Quilting and knitting are good “therapy.”

  6. I am sorry for your loss. I know you will have wonderful memories to lean on. God bless you and your family.

  7. I am sorry for the lost of your aunt. It is sometimes harder the older they are because they have been a presence in your life for a longer time. I am sure you and your Mom miss her a lot.

  8. My deepest sympathy. There have been so many losses close to our hearts this year. Pain is felt with each one. I guess that means there was much love with each person.

  9. So sorry for your loss. I know it is never easy. Hugs to you and your Mom. I love your pretty yellow roses 🌹 and Finn is such a cutie 🥰

  10. Sorry that your aunt died. You and your mom have so many wonderful times together with her to remember. Our time together is finite AND you do a great time sharing that time with loved ones. Reminisce over the good times you shared.

  11. The loss of your aunt is sad news. My condolences to you and your mom. This baby quilt is vibrant. I like the pattern you are using, the color shows it off nicely.

  12. I’m so sorry for the loss of your aunt, Mary. I’m sure your mother will be feeling very blue, too. It’s lovely that she had such a nice long life, but so hard to say goodbye. Sending hugs from here, and condolences to your family.

  13. Hi Mary! I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt’s passing. She looks like she was close to your Mom, and it seems that sisters always have/share a special bond. I know I do with mine. Maybe Finn knew you needed a good walk with some fresh air to clear away some of the sadness. Dogs do have a keen sense of feelings and while he couldn’t say anything to make you feel better, certainly a walk to the dog run would fix everything. {{Hugs}} a bunch for you and especially your Mom. ~smile~ Roseanne

  14. My condolences on your aunt. Even when they’ve had a good long life we still miss them. Lovely flowers, and the walk together sounds like an excellent way to spend quality time together.

  15. I’m sorry to hear of your aunt’s passing. She was a pretty lady and I am sure you and your whole family will miss her. Little Finn probably did sense that you were sad and wanted to make you feel better.

  16. My deepest sympathy for you all at the death of your Aunt. Age doesn’t matter when it leaves a hole in our hearts and our lives.

  17. Sweet Finn, way to go!

    Such a lovely photo of your aunt and mom together. Hearts and hugs to comfort you Mary in your loss.

  18. I’m so sorry for the loss of your aunt. It’s never easy no matter how long they lived. Prayers to you and your family.

  19. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your aunt. I hope your mother won’t be too shaken by losing someone so close to her.

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