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.
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.