Monday, February 15, 2010
I've always loved making Valentine's Day cards -- when I was a child, I spent weeks making construction paper valentines for my family and friends. In fact, I gave Q a construction paper valentine when we first started dating (21 years ago). He still has it. In recent years, I've been making him fabric cards. This year, the huge snowstorms meant that we got to spend an entire week at home together, which was such a treat. So in honor of our "snowcation" together, I made a card entitled There's Always Time for Love.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Joined Hearts fabric card (Deborah C. Stearns, 2007)
Want to read more about relationship research? Try these books:
Blumstein, P., & Schwartz, P. (1983). American couples. New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc.
Coontz, S. (1992/2000). The way we never were: American families and the nostalgia trap. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Gottman, J. M & Silver, N. (1999). The seven principles for making marriage work. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.
Johnson, S. E. (1990). Staying power: Long term lesbian couples. Tallahassee, FL: The Naiad Press, Inc.
Risman, B. J. (1998). Gender vertigo: American families in transition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Schwartz, P. (1994). Love between equals: How peer marriage really works. New York, NY: The Free Press.
Steil, J. M. (1997). Marital equality: Its relationship to the well-being of husbands and wives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Monday, February 8, 2010
my experience of using water to create an icy shell on top of the snow. We greet those shoveling their walks and chat with those out for sledding or cross-country skiing.
It is as though the world has been remade.