Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentines for Strangers

Thursday I met my new friend, Amy, for lunch and then went to French General to make Valentines. Kaari has opened her doors to anyone who wanted to come in and make Valentines for patients at City of Hope Cancer Center. She posted the invitation on her blog, The Warp and The Weft. I gladly worked it into my schedule. Who wouldn't want to meet a friend for lunch then shop at French General? Wow, I've been twice now in just three weeks. Pretty cool, since I've wanted to go there for years. To top off all that goodness, making homemade Valentines for people who really need some encouragement was right up my alley.  

During my Monday night Bible Study, we share prayer requests. Rose had mentioned a few weeks ago her friend Sandi who is in very serious condition. I found out that Sandi is at City of Hope. It was perfect timing for me to make a Valentine specifically for her. I had her name and room number, so hopefully she gets it without a problem. What a blessing for me.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

 I apologize for the fuzziness and glare.

 Kaari had plenty of fun materials for us to work with,
Then of course, there was some snooping and admiring going on around the shop.

 I bought one of these velvet lavender sachet kits to make.

 It was all worth the stop and go traffic on my way home.
Have you made your Valentines yet? Only 13 days left!!!


  1. I have been to French General twice - never for a class, just fun shopping. I need to go there again.

  2. I love French General. I have only been there twice and I think at a different location than Riverside Drive. I must go again.

    Thanks for reminding me.

  3. What an amazing shop! Like a dream place to go to! And what a lovely idea, making the Valentines to cheer up those that need cheering the most. A lovely thought and inspiration.
    Thank you.

  4. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous! What a PERFECT day - French General (swoon!!!), lunch with a new friend, and working on special Valentines - yeah, perfect! XOXO Tanya

  5. Oooh...Oooh...Oooh...So many pretties! Those velvet hearts are so nice...and, with lavender...Love! And, those cute! And...and...and...I might have to go there someday! :-D

  6. Karen the photos are gorgeous and I love your "Valentines for Strangers" idea. I've never been to the French General, in fact I haven't the slightest idea what type of store it is but it does sound like a grande place to shop.

  7. karen, you are such a wonderfully good person! that's why i like you....


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