Hearts on a string.
Today was a day dedicated to recovery, school, laundry, and recovery. Did I mention recovery??? Oh, okay.
Hubs and I had a very laid back weekend, but not in the sense that one might take it. We spent it flat on our backs, sliding down a slippery slope at WinterPlace ski resort, West Virginia. Sadly, no, we were not tubing. We were skiing.
It was quite shameful the number of times that I fell down. Pathetic, actually.
If there ever was a time that I needed a craft that required very limited movement, little muscle, and weighed almost nothing, today was the day.
Valentine’s day is just a few days away and I needed some “lovey-dovey” in our home. I rummaged around in my craft stash and found exactly what I was looking forward: fuschia yarn and glitter hearts. The yarn was from an old “white elephant” gift wrap and the glitter hearts were confetti from previous years. Woven together, they would make a cute garland.
I didn’t measure anything. I quickly cut a length of yarn and folded it in half to find the center. After arranging eleven hearts in a pattern, I picked up the middle glitter heart and slid it to the center of the yarn. Using two fingers, I created a loop from which heart could dangle freely.
It was a swift and painless project.
I love it. It was free. The cheery hearts make me smile.
You want to reach out to shake the pretty hearts on the string, making them sparkle in the lights. After all, what girl doesn’t love glitter and shimmer?
Then you remember. Your arm hurts.
Word from the wise: Learn to ski before 30.
So, did you have a good weekend? Do you decorate for Valentine’s day? Know how to ski? Tell me. Help take my mind off of my sore muscles and bruised ego.