Friday, February 17, 2012

A Simple Heart For My Mother

Five years ago today, my mother passed away. Here is a simple little heart I made to remember her. I thought about her with every stitch. :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Heart For My Father

This is a heart for my father, who would have been 97 today. Five years ago at this time, he began the decline which would end his life nine months later.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Here is my Valentine's card for this year. Instead of a folding card, I decided to make a flat card like the ones we used to trade as kids. I have photographed it against a dark pink background. The actual card is a cutout picture of the heart glued to glittery pink cardstock with a little piece of organza ribbon threaded through punched holes on top. I hand made matching pink envelopes. Quite pretty, if I do say so myself. :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February is Heart Month, Right?

I believe February is heart month, so I thought I would make a few hearts. There are several meaningful events for me this month that I would like to commemorate with a stitched heart for each event - Valentine's Day, a couple of birthdays and the 5th anniversary of my mother's death.

Even though it's early, today I am posting the heart I made for Valentine's Day. This is the image I am using for my Valentine's cards. I will probably embellish it a bit more but this is as far as I got for now since I had to photograph the heart for the cards and get them in the mail in time. If I do some more work on this heart, I will post it on February 14th.

The ivory cotton has silver stars printed on it and the circle around the face is made from pink washi paper with gold tinges. The silver and gold really make this piece sparkle.

Hubby is hovering over me as I write this. He wants to know if the pink stitched lines are "heartstrings".

Groan. :( Men!!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Red & Blue Calico

I am running out of suitable cat poses so I am starting to reuse some of my older patterns. I'll never risk duplicating anything I've done before anyway since each cat differs due to fabric choice and facial expression. Here I have used three calico print cottons, which you will find on a real calico cat. Not the blue and red, of course. Real calicos are black, brown and white.