The majority of us belong to the broken hearts club right now, but our newbie Sara who I met through my online class and happens to live about a mile away from me, is our beacon of hope, being that she is the only one of us in a loving relationship right now.
For our project of the evening, we made healing hearts a la Alisa Burke.
I happened to have some red painted fabric that I had screen printed an anatomical heart onto a year ago, that seemed perfect to make my heart from. I wrote words of loss and grief on the front that I machine and hand stitched then on the back I wrote words of healing and renewal.
Nina made a couple fabric hearts too.
We decided on a Cuban theme for our menu this time, Trish made fantastic empanadas.
I made Cuban style black beans
and pork marinated overnight in fruit juices, garlic and olive oil and simmered all day in a slow cooker.
Sara made cream filled chocolate cookies, that were like the worlds best Oreos on steroids and a tray of red velvet cupcakes. She definitely has an open invitation to join us anytime!
We had lots of sharing, ranting and laughing. It was good for the soul, I am blessed to have such wonderful supportive friends in my life; at home, abroad and online, I honor you all for lifting me up, making me laugh and being there.
Happy Valentines Day!