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Saturday, February 16, 2013

February = Love Blog Hop

Home and Scrapped's February = Love Blog Hop

If you are here for the Home and Scrapped February = Love Blog Hop, welcome! The Hop officially begins at lunch time today. You should have come here from Angie’s blog, and after me, you need to move on to Kerri’s blog for your next clues. The Hop is exclusive to H&S members, but don’t despair if you aren’t a member – details below on how to become one.

February is the month of romantic love, although I like to celebrate all types of love as much as possible. Love is what makes the world goes around, after all. It’s totally essential for a fulfilled and productive life. And why be limited to romance? Apart from my beloved and my family, I love trees, and storms, and cats, and beautiful embroidery, and chicken dinners, and all sorts of little things that daily give me pleasure or make me glad to be here. If you have the eyes to see it, the world is a lovely place.

There are a few things you may not know about me… well, quite a lot probably, hehe, but here are four possibly interesting facts from my life about things I love:

My favourite flowers are daisies and violets.

I never had anything pink as a child, although I make up for that now a bit. I used to resent never having anything pink and always being the one in blue, but years later I realised that blue was my mother’s favourite colour.

I believe in fairies. How can they not be real? Don’t answer that… lalalalala

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be in a stone cottage beside a forest overlooking a loch in Scotland (with a teleport machine to get me back to Australia to visit my family regularly, of course…)

It’s not true that I am obsessed with tidiness, despite what my children say. It’s just that if the house is tidy behind me, I feel that my creative time is really my own, because I’ve done my duty. And I do love my creative time and all the pleasures it brings me.

There are so many gorgeous quotes about love floating about the world…  and I’m supposed to choose one for this Hop… but who can choose one? Here’s a few I like. I hope that when you read them, they mean something to you too.

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.” Roy Croft 

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller

“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.” Ursula Le Guin

“Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.” Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

“If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?” Author Unknown

The word you need for your secret quote is IS

Member Blogs involved in the Blog Hop - When you visit the blogs and read all the fun stuff the girls have been busy putting together for you, remember to leave a comment for them, so that they know you appreciate their hard work. Share the love people! And become a follower, otherwise you could miss out on some of their gorgeous scrapping :-)

Enjoy your Hopping!

Now, one last thing… when you are doing your challenge pages for the H&S Cyber Crop this weekend, how about a little added challenge from me? I would love to see some beading or embroidery of some kind on at least one of your pages. If you do this, I will put your name in the draw for an extra little RAK from me!

Not a member of Home and Scrapped? Oh no! You’re missing out, it’s a great little forum, full of friends, old and new, who just like to have a nice time getting inspired, sharing, scrapping and hanging out together. We have lots of great challenges every month and there is no pressure to perform, it’s all just for fun and getting our stories told. Please come and join the comfortable and friendly forum that is Home and Scrapped and find yourself completely At Home.

And here is the prize we have on offer for one person who successfully completes all tasks on the Hop, one of my extra large flower packs (Flowers by Heather at Elsie & Gracehttp://www.etsy.com/shop/ElsieandGrace  )

love Heather x ..always be a little kinder than necessary..


Libby said...

Wonderful little tid-bits about you, Heather! Love the quotes too! :)

Melissa D said...

Love your quote Heather, right up my alley of not being too serious. And,you have just dashed my thoughts of you being a clean freak..... After seeing all the cleanliness and restoration of items in your home photos, my ideas of you are just flying out the window....;-)

Inspiring Paper Creations said...

Isnt it funny when I was a child I never had pink either I think it was all purples and greens. Purple was my mums favourite colour, still is actually. Mine was green when I was a child and it changed to pink when I had all my children and realised I would be the only girl in my house!
Its good to get to know some little things about you :)

Kerri said...

Love your blog and your quote Heather!
Have fun hopping :)
Your flowers are beautiful xx

Dolly B said...

well I believe in angels and I liked how you added all the other things to love besides romance

full of joy said...

Have enjoyed the blog hop - never really have the time to do this

Angie said...

It is not exactly beading or embroidery but I did some sewing on Liz's challenge page. The clouds were machine sewn but the sun is hand sewn with embroidery thread. ;-)

Loved the blog hop.

Sarah Rogers said...

Hi Heather, finally got here eeventhough the CC is nearly over. Thought it was a really fun one that everyone could have a go at. Congratulations on passing over 100 followers.

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