Saturday, February 16, 2019

From Hubby

I decided to share the Valentine my hubby made me, but you have to know the story behind it first.
One evening, not too long ago while hubby was at work I heard noises on our deck, so I got up to check it out and here was a raccoon on my deck rail trying to reach out to the Bird Suet's I have on Shepard hooks.  I have them there so I can sit in my living room and watch the birds.  Now we have moved them over, since in the past they have not only taken the suet but they also took away the cage I have them in.  I also have a suet holder that looks like a house and luckily they can open the top and just take out the suet so they have left that behind although I have found it on the ground, but I think that was the squirrels that time.  Well this particular evening when I went out to scare it away I saw the shovel we still had on the deck from the last snowfall so I grabbed and yelled and banged the shovel on the deck rail to really scare it away for good hopefully.  I told my hubby the story the next day and he had a good laugh picturing me with the shovel and trying to scare the raccoon, and he was remembering that when he came up with my card :)


My hubby drew this raccoon and he also drew the Suet house on the inside, using some of his dies from Memory box for the shepherds hook :)  I am sharing the side that had to do with the raccoon, on the other side he wrote me a poem, but that is more personal ;)



Since we have had more snow I am working on some more Christmas cards.  There were more accidents yesterday for those trying to get home from work yesterday, and they are saying tomorrow morning there is another chance of freezing rain, snow just to the north of us, that would be two weeks in a row without church if they have to cancel again. 

Hope all is well where you are, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Connie

19 comments:

Darlene said...

OMG this is SO AWESOME!!! Greg did an AMAZING job of drawing Mr. Raccoon and the inside of the card too! What fun! He's such a clever guy! I am forever banging on the side of the house to scare away the squirrels from the bird feeders ... they just sit up and look at me like I'm crazy! LOL (maybe I need to take a shovel after them lol)

Mark was a bit creative this year too ... I posted on my FB page the note he put on my Valentine's package! We are so blessed to have these 'clever & creative' men in our lives! LOL Thanks for sharing!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie! I loved reading this story and seeing the amazing and sweet -- and touching -- card Greg made for you! What a sweet and talented and very clever hubby you have! We are so very blessed to have the wonderful husbands we have and that they love the Lord. Sorry for the bad weather, but we know that spring is coming, and I hope it comes earlier for you up there! Warm and sunny hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Esther Asbury said...

Love this adorably fun card your hubby made for you -- such a great sentiment inside to match your story!

Louca por porcelana said...

How amazing!Just adorable!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Connie, this is the sweetest thing and I love your story! Darn raccoons!

aussie aNNie said...

Ahh sweetness.xx

Diane said...

Love the story Connie, we have 5 racoons and I finally had to chain the suet feeder and post together because the darn racoons were taking off with it all the time. Your husband is very clever.

Hugs diane

Elizabeth Seckman said...

That is the sweetest card ever! You couldn't buy anything better. You're one blessed lady!

Zaa said...

TRUE LOVE... This is the cutest Valentine story... and isn't your husband sweet and talented... He's a Keeper... I'll be smiling all day ...Thanks and have a lovely week-end. Hugs

Birgit said...

Connie, this is the sweetest card and the sweetest story ever! You have quite a gifted hubby, his raccoon and poem are fabulous. What a fun memory you've shared!

Donna Phelan said...

hahahaha not even a shovel to the head, now that is true love!!! Great card! So frame-worthy!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Connie - such a sweet story and what a great hubby (and artistic, too!) The BEST Valentine ever! xx Karen

April said...

His card is super! He has talent! What a great valentine!

Gra├ža Gamito said...

I really appreciate your description. Keep the card that your husband designed for you. It is these small manifestations that magnify love

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Funny story. I would have been too afraid to try and scare the racoon off. There's nothing more special than a handmade card, and even moreso from a husband. You are one lucky lady!

Debbie said...

heheheh, funny story, he is such a sweetie and a keeper for sure!!

nice job on the raccoon!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the story, thanks for sharing :)

All the best Jan

Janice said...

Love your card! You have a very talented hubby and I loved the story behind it.

Anonymous said...

SO ADORABLE, Connie! Love the story and his creativity! You have a winner there!