2.08.2012

Valentines Pillows ~ 3 Free tutorials!

Today I get to share with you my new Valentines Day pillows!
I'm joining in the Simply Charmed Blog Hop!



I'm joining a fabulous group of ladies who are all making fun Valentines Day tutorials made with one Always & Forever Charm Pack by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics.
Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for providing the Charm Pack!



Sweet Pillow
Materials needed:
6 Always and Forever Charm Squares
1/4 Yard coordinating pink fabric
1/2 Yard Solid White fabric
1/2 Yard light colored burlap
Batting to create pillow form
12" Zipper



Begin by appliqueing the word Sweet and a heart onto a 9"x17" rectangle of white fabric.
For letters use a word program on your computer, type out the letters and then enlarge them to 5" tall, now use your favorite applique method to applique letters. We chose to use our starch applique technique.



Next add a 1 1/4" pink border to all four sides.



Now cut your burlap into 4 1/2" strips, sew the burlap to all four sides of the Sweet.



When working with burlap to keep the burlap strait pull out one stran, then cut along where you pulled out the stran. This will help keep it square.



Now cut a piece of your plain white fabric the same size of your pillow, sew that piece to the back of your pillow top. This will act as a stabilizer for the pillow front.



Now you will add your pillow back, we like to have a zipper in our pillows, click here for our How to add a  zipper tutorial.
Now you will attach the pillow back to the front, lay the front of the pillow and the back together, wrong sides together, top stitch around all four sides. For the nice finish you will now add a binding using the coordinating pink fabric.
Since your pillow is an unusual size you will need to make your own pillow form, click here for our Pillow Form Tutorial.




XOXO Pillow
Materials Needed:
4 Always and Forever Charm Squares
1/4 Yard Solid White fabric
1/4 Yard coordinating pink fabric
1/4 Yard burlap
Batting to create pillow form
9" Zipper



Begin by appliqueing the letters XOXO onto a 9 1/2"x5" rectangle of white fabric.
For letters use a word program on your computer, type out the letters and then enlarge them to 5" tall, now use your favorite applique method to applique letters. We chose to use our starch applique technique.
Next add a 1 1/4" pink border to all four sides.
Now cut your burlap into 2 1/2" strips, sew the burlap to all four sides of the XOXO.
When working with burlap to keep the burlap strait pull out one stran, then cut along where you pulled out the stran. This will help keep it square.
Now cut a piece of your plain white fabric the same size of your pillow, sew that piece to the back of your pillow top. This will act as a stabilizer for the pillow front.
Now you will add your pillow back, we like to have a zipper in our pillows, click here for our How to add a  zipper tutorial.
Now you will attach the pillow back to the front, lay the front of the pillow and the back together, wrong sides together, top stitch around all four sides. For the nice finish you will now add a binding using the coordinating pink fabric.
Since your pillow is an unusual size you will need to make your own pillow form, click here for our Pillow Form Tutorial.

Hugs & Kisses Pillow
Materials Needed:
1/2 Yard White fabric
1/4 Yard Solid Red binding fabric
13 Charm Squares
12" Zipper
Batting to create pillow form
Begin by appliqueing the words Hugs and Kisses onto a 10 1/2"x36" rectangle of white fabric.
For letters use a word program on your computer, type out the letters and then enlarge them to 5" tall, now use your favorite applique method to applique letters. We chose to use our starch applique technique.
Now you will add your pillow back, we like to have a zipper in our pillows, click here for our How to add a  zipper tutorial.
Now you will attach the pillow back to the front, lay the front of the pillow and the back together, wrong sides together, top stitch around all four sides. For the nice finish you will now add a binding using the coordinating pink fabric.
Since your pillow is an unusual size you will need to make your own pillow form, click here for our Pillow Form Tutorial.

That's it!
Now enjoy for the Valentines Day Season and enter to win a fantastic prize!
Thanks to Melissa for hosting this fun blog hop! Join me along with Melissa and and a few of my friends in the Simply Charmed Blog Hop.
February 1 - Melissa from Happy Quilting with the Knotty Little Apron Tutorial
February 2 - Heather from Quilt Story with the Heart Garland Tutorial
February 3 - Melissa from Lilac Lane with the Be Mine Tote Tutorial
February 6 - Angela from Cut to Pieces with the Pincushion Tutorial
February 7 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter with the Scrappy Nine Patch Table Quilt
February 8 - Natalia from Piece N Quilt
February 9 - Jessica from Twin Fibers
February 10 - Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt
February 11 - Jane from Want It, Need It, Quilt
February 13 - Corey from Little Miss Shabby

Also, today we have to thank Green Fairy Quilts, they are sponsoring this post and giving one of you the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate, YIPEE!!!!
**Give-away is open to anyone, simply leave a comment, tell me your favorite Valentines Day memory, winners will be announced February 14, 2012. 

And if you want to win something really awesome, be sure to stop by Melissa's blog to enter to win a $200 (seriously) gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop.

Give-away is now closed.
The lucky winner is {Heather}

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232 comments:

  1. Cute pillows! When my son was in elementary school the teachers always had them make valentine's cards for their moms. Remembering how sweet he was giving me those cards always makes me smile.

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  2. Cute pillows! I am loving the blog hop. My favorite memory is my first valentine's day with my husband. He took me to a great dinner and gave me some beautiful roses.

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  3. VERY Cute pillows - thank you!!
    My DH & I were married on Valentine's Day in 1988, so #24 is coming up for us next week. That, of course, is my favorite memory! :-)

    Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway! Happy Valentine's Day to you! :-)

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  4. Lovely pillows.I love the Hugs and kisses one. My favorite memory is always my last for my husband always makes a surprise.

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  5. Beautiful pillows. Favourite things about valentines are the red roses and heart chocolates.

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  6. Very sweet pillows! My favorite Valentines memory - finding out my first grandchild was going to be on his way (he's now 5 with a little brother and they both make my days complete) .

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  7. thank you so much for the tutorial! my favorite valentine memory was having a vermont teddy bear delivered to me from my husband!

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  8. My DS realized what V-Day was all about last year and was so proud of the photo card that he made at preschool.

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  9. Oh my - SO cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :) My favourite Valentine's Day memory was my first with my now-husband, then-boyfriend. I didn't get too excited about Valentine's Day then but he did and gave me a bunch of cute, little presents. Special :)

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  10. Just too cute! Thanks for the tutorials and the help links!

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  11. These pillows are too cute! Thank you for showing us how you did them. :-)

    I don't really have a Valentines Day memory and we don't really celebrate the day unless you count every day to be Valentines day. :-D

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  12. i got married on feb 18th, so just sitting and having a quiet dinner with my fiancee that valentines day amidst the busy-ness of last-minute-wedding-prep was just perfect....

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  13. LOVE THEM!!! I always love changing all the pillows up for holiday ...guess i know what i'm doing today :)

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  14. Cute pillows. Really don't have a Valentines memory. I do decorate for the holiday but other than that we don't celebrate the day. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  15. Love these! My favorite Valentine's memory is the first I shared with my husband. We snuggled on the couch watched movies and ate candy. It was so relaxing and fun just being together without the showiness of some other couples.

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  16. Cute pillows. Thanks for the tute!

    I am not a V-day girl, so don't have any good memories :) although I DO like the chocolate. lol

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  17. My favorite Valentine's Day memory is my first Valentine's Day with my now-husband. He gave me three envelopes and I had to choose just one of them. Inside of each he had the plans for a different weekend get-away, and whichever envelope I pulled was the get-away I got as my gift. It was such a fun way to give a gift, and then we had a great weekend!

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  18. Great pillows!!!
    My favorite Valentine's memory involves my high school fundraiser selling carnations. An ex-boyfriend gave me a red carnation (red = love), while my current boyfriend only gave me a pink one. I guess the pressure worked, because I have been married to the pink-carnation giver for over 25 years!

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  19. So cute! My favorite memory is the year I was dating my husband. We had just started going out, and he refused to call me because he thought it would send the wrong message. It was my last Valentine's Day alone.

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  20. I still have every Valentine my son made for me in elementary school. He is now 26. Little boys are so sweet to their Mamas.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. What cute pillows! Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite Valentine's memory is when hubby and I were not even married 6 months and we coincidentally ended up buying me a new car on 2/14. He totally took credit as that being my gift. :)

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  22. Such nice pilllows.I don´t celebrate Valentine so I don´t have any memorie.Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  23. Hmmm - honestly I don't have many Valentine's memories, but I have made some awesome Valentines deserts for the family.

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  24. Well, I really loved the Valentine's days as a kid in school when we made little mailboxes and every kid handed out every other kid valentines in their mailboxes. No one was left out and we got candy to boot!

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  25. My favorite Valentines memory is the first V-day when I was dating my husband. He came to see me all spiffed up with a stuffed rabbit and candy but all I saw when I opened the door was his profusely bleeding head wound!! He had scraped himself on the shower head and evidently wasn't one for looking in the mirror! He was very crabby I didn't notice his gifts but was trying to doctor his wound...I thought he had been in a car accident! Thanks for the giveaway chance, love the "sweet" pillow!

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  26. tks fr this chance! I don't have a special memory as I married on a Valentine day, 20 years ago, but It didn't work...we're now divorced, but happy!!!:)xx

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  27. Thanks for the cute turorial

    My special memory ... when I have discovered I was pregnant ... and it was San valentine day!!!!

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  28. Beautiful pillows!! I love them! ANd am totally going to make them! :)

    My favorite Valentines Day memory was my first with my hubby. We were both starving college students, so we celebrated V-day at Wendy's with frosties and french fries. It's still our tradition now - 11 years later! :)

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  29. Love the pillows! While my kids were growing up we did Valentines day all day long. Heart Biscuits for breakfast, Heart shaped sandwiches & heart cookies for lunch and heart shaped pizza or meatloaf for supper with a heart shaped cake for dessert. It was fun and they still talk about it. Have had many 'favorite' V-days with my Sweetie. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  30. Such cute pillows. I had not thought of how to get the burlap to be squared. Thanks for that tip. My favorite valentine memories are when my kids made me valentine cards. So very sweet.

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  31. i love the post it note "valentines" my kids used to write to me. It was always on post it notes! lol thanks for the tutorials!

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  32. My favorite Valentine's memory is watching my daughters open their little cards from their friends. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  33. Cute cute pillows! Valentine's Day is my birthday so as I child, I thought everyone was partying just for me. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  34. my favorite memory is just thinking of others and finding a way to make their day special. cute pillows. thank you. janita

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  35. How cute the little heart cutouts instead of circles in the letters. Your stitching really adds to the letters pop. Those are cute pillows. Making Valentines with my kids. Using those paper doilies, red construction paper and gluing everything to death. So fun.

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  36. Those are adorable. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Growing up our mom would give gifts to the males in the family and my day would be responsible for the girls. It was so cute.

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  37. Cute pillows. Ah! Valentine's day - 13 years ago I got my first ever Valentine's Day flowers - from my soon-to-be fiance - now my husband of almost 12 years. I still get flowers, several times a year. Makes me smile : )

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  38. How sweet are these? I want to make all three!! My favorite Valentine memory centers around my classroom of special needs children. Without my knowing, my classroom aide organized art and cooking activities to make my day special and we partied hearty!!

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  39. What adorable pillows!! They would certainly set the mood for hugs and kisses! :-) Love those bright pinks and red!!! Thank you for the zipper tutorial-- for some reason, I have a zipper phobia.. to the point that I would always alter the patterns to use buttons instead when I was sewing dresses for my daughters... Maybe I can overcome that fear with the help of your tutorial! :-)

    Speaking of my daughters-- they're all grown up now.. But, when they were little, one of our favorite Valentine traditions was to make a batch of heart-shaped sugar cookies-- and take all afternoon to decorate them. We would glaze them with white or pink icing, then add a pretty border or message (like "I love you") -- adding sprinkles or sugar crystals to make them "just perfect"! Those "baking days" are my favorite Valentine memory... :-)

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  40. Hi
    Thank you for the giveaway
    Thank you for the tutorial
    Cute pillows
    please, count me in
    I love to be with my loved ones, anytime it's happens is my favorite Valentines memory

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  41. These are so awesome ; I love how you always do your letter appliques ; TOO TOO CUTE !!!!! <3 love me some hearts ................. my favorite memory is the year my husband got me a white Vermont Teddy Bear with big blue eyes ( he has blue eyes and our last name is White ! this was the year we got married ) . the card read : I Love Steve !! haha . oops ; should have been : I love you ! Steve . I got my bear a Harley jacket and made him a bow tie for Christmas and a scarf for riding season !

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  42. Those are too cute! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Such cute pillows!
    Thank you!
    My beautiful godson was born on Valentines Day!!

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  44. Thanks for sharing! My favorite memory is the first with my husband (just before we were married). I won the bet that I wouldn't get tired of him and he sent me two flower arrangments and picked me up from work at lunchtime for a suprise picnic in a park.

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  45. I don't really have a favorite Valentine's Day memory. It's sort of a non holiday for me. :P
    But maybe this year I will make a great memory 'cause I will be on a cruise with hubby!

    Love your pillows!

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  46. Wow these are amazingly cute. thanks for sharing your tutorials and info all through the post. I will definitely be stopping by your site again.

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  47. Cute pillows! My favorite memories always revolve around my kids bringing home the valentines they made at school for me.

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  48. neat pillows! one of my favourite memories is getting all dressed up in my old grad dress and going to a super fancy dinner up in a building that rotated and you could see the whole view of the city!

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  50. i'm not big on valentine's day. in fact, i tell my hubby every year NOT to get me anything. so it is was a huge surprise when i walked into work one day to find 3 dozen 2 white roses (again, not even close to my favorite flower) on my desk. i asked who got all the pretty flowers and everyone just looked at me ... that's when i read the card.

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  51. I remember making valentine boxes for school.

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  52. My favorite is this year (even though it hasnt happened!) My girls love holidays so we hace decorated and colored and painted already. They love it!

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  53. Cute Pillows. My memory is my Husband's Aunt who sent Valentines to my children. Her Birthday is on V-day. It is fun to find her a V-day/B-Day card. She is now in a Nursing home and doesn't know us... DH's Birthday is the day after V-day.

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  54. Favorite memory....my first Valentines as a wife my husband secretly booked a night at a local B&B. It was a sweet surprise.

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  55. so cute, thanks for participating, ive really enjoyed the hop :)

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  56. Those are such adorable pillows. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us.

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  57. Very cute pillows! I just enjoy spending time with my hubby and the kids when they were home! Will be stopping by your site again!

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  58. When I was little my mom used to put red food coloring in our milk for breakfast and then put it in our dinner foods (like mashed potatoes) so we had pink dinner! It was pretty fun! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  59. Although I will always cherish the handmade valentines from my children and those are probably my favorite Valentines Day memories, I can remember somewhere way way back, when I was a young child in elementary school, we made little mailboxes out of old milk cartons and decorated them, and everyone at school put their mailboxes on their desks. During the day all the children would sneak the valentines into each other's mailboxes. It was sweet, and I still remember it. I wish I could recall what my mailbox looked like. I'm bettin' it was pink!!!
    Julie

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  60. I was proposed to on Vday. On a bench at the lookout on Devil's Backbone. It was nice.

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  61. Very cute. Thanks for the tute. :)

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  62. What a cute idea!! Love them all!! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. My favorite Valentine's memory happened about 6 years ago. I had to work a 13 hour shift on Valentine's day and I was dead tired when I got home. I opened the door and the whole house was dark and quiet. I figured my boyfriend was out practicing with his band as we normally don't do anything for Valentine's day. I walked into the kitchen to get some dinner and he was standing by the table with candles lit and a very nice steak dinner all hot and waiting for me.

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  64. So enjoying this blog hop and seeing everyone's projects. My favorite Valentine's memory was eating spaghetti for dinner and watching John Tucker Must Die with my boyfriend. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. One of my favorite memories is receiving flowers and balloons at school from my uncle on Valentine's Day. Very cool.

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  66. Cute Pillows! My favorite Valentines memory is making valentines with my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  67. On a Valentine's Day
    when my hubby and I were still dating, I hopped in his truck to find a big stuffed puppy on the seat waiting for me ~ my kids fight over whose turn it is to sleep with it now.

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  68. Love these pillows and the starch applique tutorial. I will be trying these to match my kids' bedrooms. Thanks!

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  69. SUCH A SWEET TUTORIAL-LOVE THE BURLAP-TOUCH! ONE FAVORITE VALENTINES MEMORY I KEEP IS MAKING HEART-SHAPED ICED COOKIES WITH MY GIRLS WHEN THEY WERE SMALL.
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  70. those pillows are sew sweet. my have to make for my teeny and twentie daughters sew cute thanks for sharing

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  71. I like them!

    I remember my mom making heart shaped cookies and having them ready for us when we got home from school. We loved it!

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  72. Awesome pillows Natalia!! You're amazing.

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  73. Cute pillows!

    My mom always made heart shaped pink pancakes on Valentines day.

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  74. Love the tutorial! My favorite Valentine's memory was when my boyfriend (now husband) surprised me with pink roses and a charm bracelet (which I'd always wanted)!

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  75. Darling! My husband once surprised me with a hunt for my valentine presents. He handed me a paper with a poem clue to the next spot where there was a gift and another clue. All the gifts were to remind me of our honeymoon in Hawaii. It was the greatest!

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  76. Real cute pillows! Favorite Valentine memory is when I received a beautiful necklace & bracklet from my boyfriend whom later became my husband.

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  77. So very cute! I'm enjoying this hop! One of my favorite memories is giving a Valentine party for a few homeschooling families years ago when my children were little. We had so many heart games and activities, and it brings back some special memories of those earlier growing up years.

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  78. My favorite memory of Valentine's Day was when my now 23 year old daughter was in nursery school. She came home with a card she made for me saying, "I don't understand what all the fuss is about Valentine's Day, I love you everyday of the year."

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  79. This project is so cute. My favorite memories are doing school projects with my little ones. Attending the school parties was also a great time.

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  80. I remeber one Valentine's day way back in time when I cooked a super fancy dinner for my boyfriend and later realised I didn't have where to eat it, I had just moved to a new house and had no dishes!

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  81. Darling pillow!
    My favorite valentine's day was when hubby surprised me with an engagement ring. We were married four months later...and still married after 35 years!

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  82. Love the pillows! The only problem I am seeing in all of this is that I don't know if I have enough time to make all the cute stuff! So many tutorials and so little time :)
    My favorite memory of Valentines is probably just spending all those years as a room mother,helping each of our kids make memories at school with their classmates. It was fun. Now they are all grown and they will soon start doing the same for their own children.

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  83. As always, a super cute tutorial!! I loved, as a little girl, how we would make mailboxes out of shoeboxes to hold our valentines!!

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  84. awwwwwwwwww I love the pillows!!

    My favorite Valentine's Day memory - two years ago my hubby and I made a french pizza and watched Phantom of the Opera. Kind of an unusual Valentine's Day celebration but we enjoyed it!

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  85. I love this project!!!!. I don't really have any cool Valentine's day story, maybe this year!!!!!. Thank you for the chance!.

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  86. My favorite valentines memory is the first Valentines Day date I had with my Husband of 31 years. He took me out to supper. He was (and still is) a VERY kind person. Actually tooooo kind. Our waitress was an older lady and they were a little bit busy- we ordered - she brought our food... but nothing to drink. Nothing at ALL. Not even water. She had just plain forgotten. Well, me being my quiet (yeah I used to be quiet) self - I never said anything (outloud) and began to think ... isn't he thirsty? Even a little bit? Isn't he going to EVER say SOMETHING?!!! ... Nope - he didn't. Finally at the end of the meal she realized we'd had nothing to drink.
    Well- I learned several lessons that night= other than how kind my Hubby is - I learned that I MUST speak up and say - HEY I AM THIRSTY! Bring me something to drink!
    Whew - now 31 years later - I can speak much louder and more clearly. Ha... Young love makes you a little bit CRAZY!

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  87. Great tutorial - thanks for sharing. Fav memory is my niece being born on Valentines day!

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  88. My favorite Valentine's memory has to be the year my husband proposed. He got off work early and cleaned the house, cooked dinner from scratch, and set the table beautifully. He lit candles and poured sparkling cider (because he knows I don't love champagne) and surprised me with it all. He gave me my card and while I was reading it (and crying because of all the wonderful things he said) he got on one knee so when I looked up from the card he proposed. We've had many wonderful Valentine Days since but how can you beat that memory? =)

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  89. I'll have to check out the starch applique method...sure looks nice on these!
    I shared a Valentine with a kid that didn't get any in my class. He was so shocked. Back in those 'old' days, we gave cards to friends...now teachers send home lists so every kid gets a valentine. better that way; that boy was so miserable every holiday where kids gave cards to only their friends.

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  90. So cute - love the pillows. My favorite memory is becoming engaged to the man I have been married to for 43 years.

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  91. Gorgeous pillows. I especially love the Hugs and Kisses one.

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  92. I remember exchanging valentines in grade school. Everyone would decorate a shoe box or some such, with a slot in the top to put on their desk. The other kids would deliver their cards to your mailbox. It was so exciting! (What can I say, I had a dull childhood.)

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  93. These are so cute! Great tutorials! My favorite Valentine's Day memory is getting a proposal. So cliche, but cute never the less.

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  94. My favorite memory is all the sweet little valentines my children made for me.

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  95. When I was 16 and in love with my 1st love I was sick on Valentine's Day so instead of going on a "date", my boyfriend came to my house with my whole family hanging around and gave me a HUGE red heart full of chocolates and a dozen red roses! I was thrilled to say the least and my husband (of 37 yrs.) doesn't do Valentine's Day. That's why the first one I had sticks in my mind so fresh!

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  96. Favorite memory: chocolate waffles with whipped cream and berries for breakfast! christina112358 at gmail dot com

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  97. Love these! My favorite memory is decorating shoeboxes at school for our Valentine mail box. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. OK - those are SO stinkin' cute! My favorite valentine day memory was actually last year when we made some simple contruction paper hearts and had my six kiddos write down what they each appreciated the most about all the other members of the family. Then I made a garland out of their "love notes" and hung them on their bedroom doors to wake up to on Valentine's morning. It was a hit even w/ the 13yo boy:-)

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  99. Pretty please.....name of the font???? Love those O's with the hearts in the middle:-)

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  100. Love the pillows, thanks for sharing the idea with us.
    My favorite memory of past is making those Valentine boxes out of a shoebox, what fun.

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  101. I'm not too big on Valentine's Day. Nothing bad or good have really happened to me on the day. I guess I just love eating chocolate, though

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  102. those are some really cute and creative designs. thanks for sharing.

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  103. So cute! I remeber the feeling of getting the feeling of happiness when my box at school was full of notes from friends.

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  104. Favorite Valentine memory. Waking up next to my Hubby on our 1st Valentines Day as Husband and Wife. He's still my Valentine after 17 years.

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  105. Very cute pillows and thank you for the burlap tip

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  106. As an adult I don't do much for Valentine's day but I loved making Valentine's mailboxes at school as a kid and then walking around putting my cards in all of my friend's boxes.

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  107. enjoyed your tutes on the cute pillows! back in the day [close to forty years ago] my cub scouts made heart trivets for their mom's valentines. we had the most fun!

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  108. So happy I popped over to see what you are up to...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your pillows!!! Smiles~Beth

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  109. These are so very cute - I like the XOXO pillow with the hearts in the middle of the Os. Thanks for the chance to learn about your starch applique method and to enter the giveaway.

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  110. My favorite Valentine day would be February 14th, 2011 when my niece Madison was born!! She is the best!!

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  111. Very cute pillows! My favorite Valentine memories are from helping my kids make their Valentine boxes for school. We always went all out and made them in shapes like a basketball goal or football, the Nike swoosh, a teddy bear. One time we even made one out of gingerbread decorated with icing and candies. Fun!

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  112. Fun question! My favorite Valentine's Day memory is from the 4th grade. We made those shoebox-mailbox things and exchanged Valentines in class. What made it special was our teacher, who had a loving, enthusiastic spirit and made sure that everyone felt loved, no one was left out, and friendships were strengthened. She was a very special person; it's as if Valentine's Day was made for Patty Firpo.

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  113. We've never been into Valentine's Day much. My one and only card from hubby was out of a magazine when we were dating and his mother suggested he should do something.

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  114. Adorable pillows!!!

    My only good Valentine's Day memory are the small gifts my mom used to get us. One year we got anatomically correct chocolate hearts. They were about the size of an adult fist which is the size of a real human heart!

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  115. Thank you for the chance to win. My favorite Valentine memories are when my sons were young and brought home the cards they made in school.

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  116. My favourite Valentine's memory happened in the month of October lol... my friend and I were having a sleepover when we were about 12 and we decided to get a headstart on our Valentine's... we had construction paper, and glue, and glitter everywhere but we had the best time!

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  117. Valentine's Day 1974..hubby to be had just had almost all of his teeth removed for dentures. More like Halloween than Valentine's!

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  118. My favourite memory is receiving my children's first Valentine cards they handmade at school in Kindergarten. They are precious mementos.

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  119. Great pillows. I remember making valentine cupcakes with my girls when they were little.

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  120. Adorable Pillows! My pre-teen would just love to try to make the xoxo one! Favorite Valentine's memory is traveling in a truck with my hubby and kids (perhaps one of them still in my belly) and my husband stopping to run in to a special store to buy me a pair of really nice wool socks. Ten years ago and they still keep my tootsies as warm!

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  121. Cute pillows! Love the burlap. Great job on the blog hop.

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  122. Hi! I love your great pillows! Thanks for the designs and the giveaway!
    Sorry, after 35 yrs of marriage, no Valentine's memories. Hubby doesn't do Valentine's Day.
    I do remember, one winter we added onto our house. Thru Christmas, our anniversary, January, now Feb, I nagged hubby, resident electrician for lights other than bulbs on wires. So, in time for Feb 14, he installed wall lights and a ceiling fan in the living room!
    Take care, Leslie

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  123. really cute pillows. I am loving this blog hop! My favorite memory was taking pink construction paper and cutting dozens of hearts and taping them up all over the house for my husband to find when he came home from work one year.

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  124. Thanks for the great idea. The best thing about Valentines Day when I was little was getting that great big pile of cards from all your classmates. So sweet.

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  125. Super cute! Favorite memory would be when I surprised my husband & girls w/a horse & carriage ride then gifts w/snacks & sparkling cider right on the side of a lake. Loved.

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  126. My favorite memories are when our daughters would give us those wonderful construction paper and white paper lace cards, just wonderful and would made us cookies and made it such a wonderful day!!! I miss those days:)

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  127. Great pillows, I love the centers of your letters that are hearts! Three years ago I had a 2 week old baby on Valentines so it was great to stay home with a newborn and my husband cooked us dinner. I love my family!

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  128. My favorite Valentines memory would be when in school as a child and we all brought cards and candies for one another. We had made little mailboxes to collect them.

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  129. Right now is my most favorite ever Valentine Day gift. My dear sweet hubz "Steve" is taking me to Key West as a special time together. I love my guy so much!

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  130. Really cute pillows. The year my son brought home a huge box of wonderful chocolates for me and a dozen roses.

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  132. Cute pillows. I love the way you came up with to use different fonts for the letters. As for a Valentine memory I make one every year for my co-workers. I buy them the "kiddie" valentine cards and candy and pass them out to everyone!!

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  133. I love that these pillows! I just need to learn to applique! Ha!

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  134. I remember decorating a box to take to school for my classmates to put valentines for me in.

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  135. My favorite valentine memory has to be when my hubby and I were dating and we had dinner at Uncle julios in dallas

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  136. Fun pillow tutorial. I've yet to make a pillow, it is on my wish list though. A favorite valentine memory is the first one with my soon to be husband. Just having a speical sweetie to spend the day with was wonderful. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  137. Thanks for the pillow tutorial. I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. My husband loves me every day. That's good enough for me.

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  138. I remember having so much fun making valentines with construction paper & glitter when I was a kid. Thanks for the tutorial & the chance to win.

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  139. I love the Valentine's parties of elementary school! They were awesome!

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  140. This Valentine's Day will make three days that my daughter has been married!

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  141. My favorite Valentine memories are times helping my daughter make her own valentines for her friends. She loves Valentine's Day and always finds a cute handmade idea from a magazine and makes them so special.

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  142. My favorite memory would be getting married 8 years ago this Valentine's Day!

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  143. My favorite Valentine's memory would be my first Valentine's with my hubby (at that time my boyfriend). He gave me flowers & we went to a banquet. Great memories! :)
    Cute pillows! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  144. These are just lovely. They would look lovely on a bed of an adult or a child. What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing it.

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  145. Cute pillows! I remember one year my Brownie troop had a spaghetti dinner for daughters and their Dads. I was so proud to have my Dad go with me.

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  146. my husband gave me an Open Heart diamond necklace in a piece of cake!

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  147. Hubby took me to a beer pairing with four course meal last year. Was fun, super tasty, and everything I was hoping for...including surprising me with flowers before we went. awh...

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  148. Adorable. Could easily make a set for each of my children.

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  149. Such cute Valentine creations....thanks for the tutorials. Each one with kids and Grands is always memorable. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  150. My favorite memory was when my hubs had my dog groomed for me because he knew how much I loved him!

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  151. I love when my kids give me a card they make themselves. Love the pillows even though I haven't learned to applique yet. Obviously I will have to learn soon.

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  152. Darling pillows! Thank you for the great tutorial! One of my favorite Valentine's Day memories is when my husband a) remembered Valentine's Day on his own b) gave me flowers and c) made reservations on his own and took me to a surprise dinner!

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  153. Your pillows are so cute, too cute. Great tutorial and thanks for all the helpful links. I've never sewn with burlap, actually never even thought about it. I'm always learning. hehe. We're not big Valentines Day folks but before we were married, my now husband would send me roses. Three roses meant I Love You. So one time when I received six roses I asked if that meant I Love You, I Love You? Yes. I was stumped though when one time I received five roses. The flower shop shorted us one rose but that was ok. My husband quickly said it was for I Love You Very Much.

    Thank you and Green Fairy Quilts for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

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  154. Those are the sweetest Valentine (and all year) pillows! Thank you for the tutorial. And thanks to Green Fairy for the giveaway.

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  155. Very cute pillows. These would make a great quilt too. Don't remember any particular valentine's thing, he usually gets me a card & sometimes flowers or a stuffed animal. I try to make a special dinner. We don't go out much.

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  156. I love these pillows, they are so cute. My favorite thing about valentines is all the reds and pinks.

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  157. Oh No! I don't have a favorite Valentine's day memory....I'm going to have to make one next week!

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  158. A perfect gift for my grandchildren! :) blessings, marlene

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  159. So cute! Favorite Valentine's Day memory? My grandparents always invites us over the day after V Day and they make individual heart shaped meatloafs for dinner :)

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  160. Thanks for the great tutorials! My funniest/favorite Valentine memory was when I was sent a flowering shrub for Valentine's Day. Mind you, I was in college at the time, living in the dorm!

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  161. My favorite Valentine's memory is exchanging the cute little Valentines with classmates in grade school. When you received one from that "cute boy across the room" your heart would just jump. Fun stuff!

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  162. Valentines memory: Last year I came back from a missions trip to Nicaragua around Valentines. My house was full of plants and flowers for my welcome home, and to top it off hubby had bought a big frying pan that wouldn't wobble on our new stove anymore!

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  163. What cute pillows! I don't know that I have a favorite memory. Maybe the year I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with my son and we took pictures of our daughter kissing my tummy. That is definitely a sweet memory. :)

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  164. Adorable!!! I began labor the day after valentine's day 8 years ago. Will never forgot that day! (or days....took him a few to commit to coming out!)

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  165. I used to love making the vday mailboxes in elementary school and then spending days figuring out who go what valentine from the purchased pack.

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  166. Thanks for sharing these fun pillows. My faborite Valentine memory was when my hubby, then fiance gave me a box of chocolates in a beautiful heart shaped box, which I still have. That was almost 40 years ago.

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  167. Momma always made a heart shaped cake for Valentines Day, and frosted it in pink. When I got married,she gave me the heart pans !! so when ever I make a heart cake I remember those childhood cakes :)

    very cute pillows, and thanks for the giveaway

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  168. These are so fun! My favourite Valentine's Day memory is getting engaged! Awwww, yes I married a true romantic! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  169. My favorite Valentine's memory is when my now-husband gave me a pair of tiny diamond earrings. We had been talking about getting married, and when I saw the little box the earrings were in, I got this shocked look on my face, thinking it was an engagement ring. The earrings were lovely, and the ring came 2 months later, so all was well! ;)

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  170. Love these pillows!

    Thanks for the giveaway too!
    Favorite memory of V-day would be the year I got engaged to my husband after a very long day of working in my soon to be in-law's florist! :)

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  171. Nice job.....I just love, love, love those pillows!

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  172. My favorite vday memory are breakfasts with handmade valentines exchanged and red strawberry-themed food :)

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  173. My favorite Valentine's Day memory is the year I recieved my first sewing machine -- it was a real life changer!

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  174. Favorite memory? Having my husband take me to Morro Bay in CA for the holiday weekend years ago!

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  175. My favorite memory was abound 4th grade when my boyfriend got me a box of chocolate. So exciting!

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  176. Fav memory was going to Galveston with my hubby when we were dating and spending the weekend on the beach. My only vacation ever. ^^

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  177. Mine is when my husband (then boyfriend) made me chocolate covered strawberries on our first Valentine's Day!

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  178. My hubby took me to a fish restaurant even though he hates fish and remembering him trying to look like he was enjoying his meal when he clearly wasn't makes me smile, bless him xxx Thx for the tute and giveaway!

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  179. Love the pillows. My favorite memory is setting a trap, so I would know if my nosy mother had read the Valentine's Day card my boyfriend had given me. This incident occurred way back when I was a teen. My mom sewed all the time, so I just picked up a tiny thread and placed it atop the card, which I'd left on my dresser. That way, I'd know that the card had been disturbed if the thread was missing. Sure enough, the thread was missing when I came home from school. I asked my mom if she liked my card. She said, "You left a piece of thread on top of it, didn't you?" Couldn't fool my mom!

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  180. Cute pillows, my greatest memory is my wedding. Married 39 years ago on Valentine's day

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  181. My best memory is of my first Vday with my husband. He make me a fancy dinner from scratch including a yummy desert. He also made me a card. Oh the good times of newlyweds.

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  182. Really, really cute: so perfect for a sweet little girl!!

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  183. My favorite gift was the year my DH gave me a dozen pink roses. I don't like red roses and had told him for years not to waste money for flowers. Somehow he scraped the money together and bought me the beautiful pink ones.

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  184. Valentines... I think my favourite was the week before my wedding day. We had a great day together...

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  185. my first experience with bananas foster - boyfriend with bananas & flames, nothing could go wrong there! LOL don't worry, the fire dept got to sit this one out. thankfully the only thing caught on fire that wasn't meant to be a hand towel that was promptly thrown into the sink under running water with a pair of tongs. such a sweet try though :) thanks!

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  186. Every Valentine's Day, I remember swapping Valentine's Day cards in grammar school. The cards were so cute (awwwww)! And picking out the best heart candies with the sayings printed on them.

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  187. My only child - a boy - was never into helping me in the kitchen. So every Valentine's Day I would "borrow" my neighbor's little girl to help me bake & decorate heart shaped cookies. Sadly, that little girl is no longer around but I think of her every year when I'm baking for Valentine's Day.

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  188. I still remember how in grade school we would decorate a shoe box or some such to be a mailbox on our desk. Then the other kids would "deliver" valentines. It was so exciting to open all those little envelopes!

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  190. Love, Love, Love these for a romantic bedroom look! Thanks for sharing these. They Rock!

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  191. Those pillows are sooooo cute! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  192. Best Valentines day memory is 2011 Valentine day my daughter and her family relocated to where i live after living abroad for 10 years...cant get better than that...thank you for all the tutorials

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