Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy New Year to all in the blogging world!
Today is a the first day of the New Year, and I am so looking forward to this year. I have a lot of things going on, magazine submissions, new ideas, pattern packets, oh the list goes on and on. My first goal is to finish that schooling. I am so close it is unreal and what a burden to lift. I can not wait. Then I can focus on my painting and all the new ideas rushing in.
So what is the next holiday coming? Ah a time for love and romance. St. Valentines day. One of the patron Saints known as St. Valentine of Valentinus, legends have it that he was a priest in the Roman times of Emperor Claudius II. Claudius had believed that unmarried men made better soulders, so he banned young men from marrying, creating his soldiers. Valentined defied Claudius and continued to marry in secret. Legend has it that this angered Claudius and he had St. Valentine put to death. Other legends say that St. Valentine was imprisoned and sent the first Valentine for a young lady he had fallen in love with. He had signed it Your Valentine, which is still carried on today. What ever legend is true there are many and February is filled with hearts and kisses. So think of something romantic to do for your Valentine. Everyone loves to be loved and this is a time of year to show extra love and romance.