Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hearts

Over the years I have created and stitch  many small hearts...... these ones were stitched one year to share with Stitching Friends Group, in this case the linen was dyed with Raspberry tea to give it the pretty pink shade and the stitching was pulled thread work. Looking on Pinterest for inspiration before Christmas I found the lovely work of Paulette on her  Beedeebabee's  Blog  see here  a visit to the Bead Hold Shop, yes we now have a bead shop here in Stratford which is just great when collecting bits and pieces to add to designs. This time I came away with a selection of silver findings that looked like small flowers, and of course more beads. The hearts were made on white felt covered with lace and edged with pearls, having been given a large amount of pearls on thread left over from wedding decorations using these was quicker than sewing each bead on round the edge. Have enlarged the photo so you can see the details.
These were petite hearts  about and inch and a half across. For my next effort a larger heart was the project and I wanted the heart to be something useful,  I posted out five last week, four  to Stitching Friends members and one to another friend, now I wait till they arrive so I can share them with you.
We have had a long weekend holiday here in New Zealand so I guess mail is slower this week. One has arrived but it would spoil the fun to share  that with you before the rest....... so all I can say is watch this space.

12 comments:

gracie said...

Oh so pretty

Annette-California said...

Your hearts are so beautiful Lee! The ones you made with the pearls are breathtaking!!! love Annette

Smily said...

The hearts are so beautiful and delicate!

Giarda said...

Какие милые, миниатюрные работы. Невозможно оторвать взгляд. Л.

Madtatter80 said...

I love that blog, and your hearts are beautiful as your stitching always is, you are another with golden Hands :)

cucki said...

It's so beautiful x

Karoline said...

They are gorgeous

Annie said...

I think we need to call you "The Queen of Hearts"! These are all so beautiful.

Vickie said...

I remember the beautiful pink hearts. These white ones are stunning.

shirley flavell said...

Love your hearts. They are a favourite shape for me to embroider.Look forward to seeing your gifted ones.

Blu said...

So pretty!

Merilde said...

Just lovely, Lee. You are so creative and these pearl hearts are beautiful.