Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Valentine

Would you like to meet my Valentine?
Who has stolen my heart?




This little guy has my heart.
His name is Muffin and he is our four year old Bolognese. 


You already know that I have been a crocheting maniac lately.  Would you believe I've made another afghan?!  This one is just one large granny square.  I wanted to use these colors together.  I think the combination turned out pretty.  I used Red Heart's Light Blue, Cherry Red and Pale Yellow
Annie's Attic 101 Granny Squares book is a wonderful inspiration.




I adore old postcards and have collected a few Valentine ones.  I don't find them as plentiful as some other holidays. 



I thought this next one was sweet because it showed the love between a mother and child.  We have always celebrated Valentine's day in our house.  It is one of Lindsey's favorite holidays.  We've always considered it a holiday of love. 



I hope you enjoy these images.  Feel free to use them as you wish.  We have them displayed in our vignette. 
Have a wonderful day!
Twyla

45 comments:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Twyla. I always look forward to clicking on the post you and Lindsey put up because I know they're gonna be full of yummy pictures. And not one of these pictures missed the mark. Muffin is adorable. I couldn't imagine my house with out a small sweet dog who becomes an absolute family member. The colors of the afghan are so cottage sweet. Oh' how I wish I would learn to do that. And your postcards are always the sweetest things. Thanks for always sharing.

Hugs...Tracy :)

LiLi M. said...

Love your crochet work and your cute doggie! And of course I am very happy with the cards again, thanks!

Marilyn said...

Hi Ya'!
I too love to knit & crochet! I have been trying to use up my stash of yarn by making some hats & mittens for the homeless.
Love your afghan & yes, I have many, many Annie's Attic patterns... They are the best!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Kimbles said...

Muffin is adorable - love him! I don't know how you find the time to do all the crafting - I think I would be sitting down cuddling muffin all the time!!!! ** Kim

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Twyla sweetie...
I so love this post. Now your Valentine Muffin is just the sweetest little thing. I love the little face with the cow eyes. So precious.

I am so jealous. I want to knit something or learn to crochet something for my grandbaby due in June. I have not been sucessful in finding any classes of yet, but I love these colors for your afghan. How beautiful. These are my colors and I sure hope someday to make somthing just as beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

I too love the Valentine with the Mother. You do not see this very often and I do not know why. It is so precious.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Thanks for sharing again. I love it when you and Lyndsey do.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Elyse said...

love the cool colors of your afgan (i don't know how to spell it either! LOL) very cath kidston!!!

xo

Shelley said...

Hi dear Twyla,your little muffin is adorable..so cute....love the afghan you crocheted..I am working on one for a bed cover...same big granny square..it's getting really big...I will share it soon...thanks for your concern for me...you are very sweet...blessings

Boo-Bah said...

No wonder Muffin is your Valentine, he is irresistible.

The afghan is beautiful I like the colors that you used.

Iris

mimi said...

Oh my goodness Muffin is adorable. I am such a dog lover and have two of my own. I know how easily they steal your heart. I adore your afghan. I wish I would have put more effort in learning to crochet when my Grandma wanted to teach me. Oh well maybe I will take a class this year :)
Fondly,
Mimi~

GardenofDaisies said...

Your little Muffin is adorable! And the afghan turned out so pretty!

Suzie Button said...

Hi Twyla, He's such a dear dog! I can see why he's stolen your heart! Wow, you must be working like a crazy woman making two afghans! Beautiful! Suzie

Julie said...

What a sweet little guy you have! Boy I haven't crochet since I started knitting! Love your colors choices!

Cora said...

The afghan is gorgeous. Love the color combo. Thanks for sharing more great vintage valentines.

Diane said...

Don't you just love dogs of all kinds?! Thanks for these wonderful postcards!! I use to crochet all the time too--love it!

Celestial Charms said...

Twyla,
Muffin is such a sweetheart. Totally adorable, as is the fabulous colors in your afghan. Thanks for posting those lovely vintage valentine postcards too.
Have a great Tuesday.
Maureen

Laurie Eno said...

Wow, I am LOVING the crocheting! Fantastic colors. And Muffin is squeezable.

I have been MIA for a while ... hello Twyla and Lindsey! Been in my new apartment for a month now and it's been an adjustment, for both me and Kitten Girl.

Good to see that you're both up to craft business as usual!

Cheers,

Laurie
http://buttercupbungalow.blogspot.com

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Twyla!
Oh! Muffin has stolen my heart too. What a sweetie pie puppy doggie! & I've never heard of a Bolognese before?! So cute. We went to the movies on Sunday (and saw Avatar!) and an older couple brought their 11 week old Havanese (spelling???) to the movie theater with them. Brought his carrier and his chewy toys and everything. We were kind of flabbergasted that the theater let them bring him in but we're major dog lovers and didn't mind at all. The little guy didn't make a sound but I felt so sorry for the poor baby doggie, the movie was so LOUD in places.
Your afghan is charming and I can't get enough of the vintage valentine's you're showing, so much fun!
Happy Tuesday!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Twyla! I'm late getting by today! My mornings are so much shorter now...

Muffin is so adorable! Can I pet him? ☺ I don't think I've ever heard of a Bolognese...

I can't believe you made another afghan! It must be so satisfying to be able to create something beautiful, warm and useful!

Well, I'm off to study Idaho with Micah! Have a sweet day! ♥

Country Dreaming said...

What a cutie and the afghan is a great backdrop for Muffin.

Melinda

Madison said...

I think my dog Cooper is my valentine!

Jennifer D said...

I love to crochet and I love your afghan. I am working on a Granny Square afghan right now.

Thanks for sharing.

Kitty M said...

Happy Tuesday Twyla! Oh my your little dog is adorable, very, very cute picture and enjoying looking at everyone's vintage Valentine's cards x

goldenbird said...

Oh, your little valentine is so sweet. Muffin is such a cutie. He reminds me of my little terrier mix that was with me for almost 20 years.

Your crocheted afghan is very pretty.

Mrs Twins said...

Hello Twyla!
Your Muffin is the best! Gorgeous.
Your Crocheting well that is Gorgeous too! The colours are a local football clubs here in the UK, nearby to us
You've made a beautiful job of the Giant Granny square.
Valentines Day isn't just for a man and woman. It's for everyone you love! We always buy nice gifts for our Daughters and celebrate the day too.
Hugs and Love Suex
Hi Lindsay!

Cheryl said...

Muffin is darling! Have to share more pics!

The afghan is beautiful, love the colors.

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Hi Twyla, Thank you so much for your kind welcome back comment. Your little white, furry valentine is adorable. My favorite valentine is of the four-legged variety, as well. That beautiful afghan looks so warm and cozy, and the cheerful colors could brighten up any gray winter day. I really must learn to crochet! Love the postcards. Thanks for sharing.

Fondly....Kay

Her Art Nest said...

Hi Twyla, This is the first time I have visited your blog. It is utterly amazing! I have become a follower. Your posts are wonderful, and so inspiring. I love all these vintage Valentines. How cool. I love that one post of your sweet white poodle in the basket of yarn. It made me smile. Thanks so much for sharing all these images and teaching along the way. Wow! Take care, Nan

Sandy said...

Hi Twyla,
Your puppy is too cute! All soft and fluffy white! I really love your afghan! The colors are my colors! Love it!!!!

Jill said...

That little Muffin is so adorable! He sounds like the perfect valentine!
Hugs,
Jill

Lisa said...

Love your sweet Valentine! He looks awesome on your new Afghan! He really sets off the colors! You are such a whiz! I can barely get a collage together in a week! Love the Valentines you shared! Thanks!
Hugs, Lisa

Linda Lou said...

Muffin could be my Valentine too-but my cat Sunshine would be soo jealous! What a beautiful afghan you made Twyla...so talented...I have thought about learning to knit, but that's just it, I have only thought about it!

Shopgirl said...

Muffin is a little heart braker, I see those eye, I would be lost in them too. The afghan is lovely, the colors are bright and warm. The card is terrific, I thought of my own Jenny when I saw it. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for coming to see me, you are a wonderful support and you say the sweetiest things. Love, Mary

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I think Muffin loves the new blanket and it goes well with his color!
Warmly,
Deb :)

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your afghan, and that color combination reminds me of some great old tablecloths that I've seen! And your fluffy Valentine is adorable!

Jacqueline said...

I totally understand...he makes all of our hearts go pitter patter. You can bring him with you to the Enchanted Harbor Dear Queen in Training...tomorrow. For now, sleep well in your nest and cuddle up...blue birds will wake you up.

Cottage Cozy said...

I love your little "Muffin"...he is sooo cute!

And no, I can't believe you finished another afghan...wow is all I've got to say...It is so nice.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Cottage Cozy said...

I am so sorry...I just realized that I was not "following" you two cuties...I totally thought I was...especially since my sister Diane, Saturday Finds introduced me to you....I added my name to your follower list tonight...what was I thinking?

Carrie

Sherry said...

I really LOVE the colors of your new afghan!!! I am really liking red and the blue is such a nice shade! Muffin is a cutie! My mom has little dogs and the kids said we were going to have to get one when we got home, but I think they've forgot now. SSSHHH!

Have a great day!
Sherry

T's Daily Treasures said...

I must say -- your Muffin is much sweeter than any blueberry or banana muffin! :) What a cutie! Love that afghan. I so need to get organized and on one crafting path rather than all over the place and creating chaos wherever I turn. I love crocheting. Must look for Annie's Attic books when I am in the States. Thanks for the vintage valentines. They are lovely. Blessings for a beautiful day. :) Tammy

Pearl said...

Hi Twyla...
How sweet to see your adorable Muffin! I'm so glad that you have each other to love on... I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have my precious Cocoa...
You know I admire your skills with the needle! Such pretty afghans... A few years ago I kinda learned how to crochet, and began working on my own afghan... now, though, I can't hold the needle or make my fingers do what they should... I never did get the afghan finished.
Love those Vintage Valentine's! I haven't seen either of them before... the one with the 4-leaf clovers 'n apple blossoms is my favorite... Thank you for sharing them!
May your day be filled with blessings and lots of snuggle time with sweet Muffin...

~ hugs 'n love ~
Pearl ♥

Shirley said...

I love your Muffin. Your afghan is adorable. My hubby does knitting and is in the process of making an afghan. Only this evening he was ripping out, he said that he didn't like it. I do embroidery and he does knitting.Ha. I love the Valentines. Take care

Shirley said...

I love your Muffin. Your afghan is adorable. My hubby does knitting and is in the process of making an afghan. Only this evening he was ripping out, he said that he didn't like it. I do embroidery and he does knitting.Ha. I love the Valentines. Take care

BellaRosa said...

Twyla, I love seeing what new beauties you guys are creating...you never disapoint :) I love these vintage Valentine cards...I think I have maybe 2...and mine aren't that old, maybe early 80's made to look vintage :) Thank you for sharing these lil beauties...also, thank you so much for your lovely birthday wish and wonderful comment, you and the other ladies made my week so special! Besos, Rose

beedeebabee♥ said...

Muffin is just as cute as can be! I can certainly see why he's stolen your heart! I love your afgan too! Beautiful!!! xoxo Paulette

Mary said...

Love your puppy, Muffin, and your afghan. Great color combo. My boy, Spencer, surely resembles your Muffin. And he's a JR terrier, silky coat. TTFN~