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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Love is in the Air

vdayblogpicred.jpg This is the week with one of the most reviled and adored reasons for being romantic that there is- VD...oh no, I mean Valentine's day.

In honor of this week, and all the crazy things I have done in the name of love. I've decided to do a-blog-a-day in the name of that dirty little word 'love'. But don't worry thats just four days!!

So for today, Monday Feb. 11th, I have posted 'Falling For You' and embroidery piece that I made, on red satin. I made a series of 'drawings' on the sewing machine with the dog-feed down so I could move the fabric around at will. I ended up really liking the bobbin side (the wrong side of the fabric) as opposed to the top-stitch side. For this particular piece I placed the satin as the bottom fabric- hence, you're looking at the back of the piece.

Here's a funny vday story: I anonymously sent 14 rhyming and paper-engineered valentines beginning on Feb.1st to my now husband when we were barely dating and just co-workers. He had absolutely no idea at the time who these 'secret-admirer' valentines were from and he started visiting the school psychiatrist and principal in fear they were from a student (we work @ a school). I revealed who I was in the last valentine (on the 14th) via a scavenger hunt card, complete with landscape arrows that led him to a basket of gifts and a pop-up card revealing my pic! Boy was he relieved!

It may be difficult to see (the post button below here) but write me a comment and share one of your NON-DEPRESSING vday stories!!!

Reader Comments (3)

My valentine's day story is very similar to the one you mentioned...except I was more scared than you gave me credit for...and I love you more today than even that day so long ago....my beautiful wife, I love your website, I am so proud of you!!!!

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergregg

I love your story---I can picture his concern about the secret admirer! You should do it again somehow! I have two stories---1) One is my Mom and Dad decided to be together forever on Valentine's Day of 1958, and they made it official on the following day. 2) The second is that my beloved husband first said "I Love You" on Valentine's four years ago. This is all that matters---a real love, either for a significant other, for a friend, a family member, or guess what----YOURSELF! Not all the commercial stuff, although I love Godiva chocolates...lol

February 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFrom two desks away

okay so in 10th grade i had a "friend" and on valentines day i thought it would be a great idea to cook him dinner. Well,the most ive ever cooked was microwavable popcorn. So i thought i should keep it simple and i tried for some kind of chicken with rice. Never cooking rice before i poured it in the pot and decided it didnt look like there would be enough, and not realizing it would expand,i dumped the whole bag in. So about an hour later not only was there rice everywhere, but the rice that was on the stove was, of course, on fire. Not only did i completely destroy the meal, but i set off the fire alarm sending about four fire fighters to my door, but atleast they found the whole thing amusing. Being the stubborn girl that i am, i insisted on making him dinner, and made the best bowl of cherios ever! :)

February 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersteph

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