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Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!
A true love story

Today's blog will be linked to several party's because I am busy helping plan a big 60th surprise birthday party for our sis Kathy. 
Kathy was born in1951 in a small country town.  She was born early and without much medical help she wasn't supposed to make it. 
The doctors suggested she be placed in a home for the mentally handicapped. My parent's love saw beyond the problems.  K didn't walk until about 4 and didn't talk till she was 7.  Her favorite story is to say 

"I couldn't talk till I was seven but now you can't get me to stop!"
If you need a genuine hug 
or someone to pray for you K is the one to go to.  
Her love is without limits.

These are two of the things I have been working on.  A photo album  for her memories of the party and an apron to wear during a planned money dance.  We thought she would love this since she always does at weddings.  There is a pocket on the front, I think I did a pretty good job of matching the fabric if I do say so myself!

Daddy passed away 20 years ago and my mom who is 84 still takes care of K.  How fun it will be to surprise her next week!  I'm sure Ann and I will be sharing lots of pictures.  

For todays post, I am sharing a vintage table runner that was my grandmothers. Oh how wonderful these  pink hyacinth smell!

I love the needle work on this piece. 

This is my dining room table.

I really enjoyed making this simple arrangement for the center. 
 The crystal vase was bought in Germany 35 years ago. 

 I found these  cute fairy candle holders at the Goodwill one is a girl and the other a boy.
 Perfect for a special day of love.
I realize this is much simpler than many of the tables you will see but hope you enjoyed your vista.  Blessings, Debbie

Bargain hunting with Laurie
 Linking up today with all these great ladies.
Colors of Love

Pink Saturday


Ann said...

Oh Deb, what a beautiful tribute to Mom and Kathy. Such a sweet picture of Katy and the wee little niece. I love your table runner and the centerpiece. I'm so excited too for the party.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday, what a lovely tribute and post, have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Marilou

Donnie said...

What a sweet post and full of so much love. Happy Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This truly is a love story. I can feel the love that you have for your sister, and I can feel the love that your parents had for their children. In 1951, parents didn't have the resources that parents today have for special needs children, and most parents would probably have just done what teh Dr. advised. What a wonderful statement of their love that they decided they would raise their daugher at home. Your gifts for your sister turned out great! Your Valentine table is so festive, and I LUV that pretty table runner. Thank you for linking all of this love to my Valentine party. Happy Birthday to Kathy and Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. laurie

Ann said...

I really like the apron---so cute. It will be perfect. The album is really pretty, can't wait for her to fill it up.

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Love your centerpiece!

Thanks so much for joining my first linky party on The Little Round Table and I hope that you will be able to visit again soon.


Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

How sweet! You are such a good sister. Hope you have a wonderful party! I know she's going to love it.
Have the sweetest of Pink Saturdays!

Cindy Adkins said...

What a precious post...and so heartfelt. And I not only love the story of faith about your sister, but also, I hope she has a wonderful birthday. And your Valentine's table is so gorgeous--wow!!!

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and a Happy Valentine's Day.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love LOVE! Particularly when it is pink.

Happy hearts day to you and yours.