Roger and I hosted a little Valentine's dinner with Jeff & Lisa - my bIL and his lovely wife.
With just one other couple, with whom we're really close - it was easy to throw together a special celebration.
The advice I first go to is from a dear friend's mother. She advised me that when you're having a dinner party - do your table first! If you're not quite together when your first guests arrive, your table - all set and pretty- will make you appear the most organized hostess since Martha Stewart.
For Valentine's Day, the red tablecloth I use every Christmas does double-duty. Polish your silver and crystal, arrange your flowers and you have a lovely table to welcome your company.
I finished another item in my stashbusting campaign - this is out of "Hempton". The pattern is available on Ravelry. Many thanks to my lovely model, my SIL Lisa