Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Red Rose Heart

It's February....a special time for hearts. You've seen many I've made. I love including them in my work in many different ways. So, during this month, I will be showing you some of them...in thanks for all of you who follow this blog. Thank you so much, you always make my day! Also, I'm dedicating the showing of these photos to my Valentine....my hero...that old navy man who has lived with me for 45 years. (Our anniversary isn't until June...but since we got married the year of the first Super Bowl,1966, and have watched every single one of them together...we kind of celebrate an anniversary 'of sorts' on Super Bowl Sunday. It's fun. We don't always cheer for the same team...but we have fun.)

So, here's the first heart....to all of you and Richard. It's made of felt....about 4" x 7" wide. I've had it a long time. I made it one day on a whim....just to see what the ribbon would look like on the felt. And, it IS red...looks kind of pink in these photos. I need to do more silk ribbon embroidery, I suppose....because I love designing this type of thing and then seeing it 'born' as I stitch. Sounds weird..but I know YOU know what I mean.

Mixed in with the ribbon flowers, are some French Knots...I could make those all day long, they are so much fun. And, beads for the flower centers. There are never enough beads. Actually, I am working on a project now requiring a certain green color of beads.....I have 'MILLIONS' of beads in the backyard studio....do you think I have the 'right' color of green? No. Isn't that just the way it goes? Well, I'll track some down, you can bet on that. And, you know what the old navy man says...."do you want me to drive you to Little Rock to find some?" Now, isn't he a keeper?

So, I hope you enjoy this red heart....the universal symbol of love. So, love to you all...and especially my hero for all these years. Y'all take care out there! pat

PS. I'm getting ready to go for the 'daily' walk. (Actually, I only walk five days a week!) It's cold and rainy today, but I'm going anyway. For all of you out there covered over with the results of this huge winter storm....I wish you safety and warmth. I will be having a giveaway later in the month as February is also the third anniversary of my blog...more on that later.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

That is so beautiful. Enjoy your walk.

BrenWall61@gmail.com said...

You and the old Navy man have a wonderful ballgame together. It is wonderful how dear you are to each other. Thank you for sharing the heart and your love.

Thearica said...

Gorgeous heart!

I have been waklking inside with the Leslie Sansone dvd's. have fun on your daily walks!

Christy said...

This is a beautiful heart! I must admit, though, I'm a sucker for your beaded fringe. And you are so good at it!! Congrats to you and Richard. He sounds like a sweetheart to me! (P.S. not only do we have tons of snow and horrible wind near Chicago ... but a little while ago, it started thundering and lightening like it was summer! Geez!! And there's no way we're going to find that little groundhog tomorrow. Poor thing!) Later .... Christy

Quiltgal said...

Another Gorgeous Pincushion and set against the backdrop of that lovely old Quilt, makes it even more beautiful.

Dolores said...

What a lovely heart - and a lovely man you married.
The storm is just now getting to us and it's almost 1:00 a.m. in Toronto.

Elderberry-Rob said...

Very pretty, I do like ribbon with felt - it works well. Thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Such a beautiful heart. :-)

Anonymous said...

I so admire your beautiful work. It makes me want too keep trying to make things. You create such beauty. Thank You.

Park City, UT

Phyllis said...

This little heart is so pretty. What a good way to display it, too.

Vicki Boster said...

Pat - this heart is a beautiful treasure - the stitching is exquisite - really you make beautiful creations. Your handwork makes me wish I had more time to create - I would love to be able to make such a treasure~~


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