Well, you'd think I'd have many embroidered and appliqued hearts in this house....but today, when I needed one...not one could be found. So, I chose to use this appliqued heart to go with the
quote I made up using words or phrases cut from old book pages.
(And, please don't go after me for cutting up old books. No one would cut up a valuable book or one with lots of sentimental value to it. Including me.)
Anyway, I managed to make a somewhat interesting quote....so just imagine that the heart shown here is made of embroidery and faded red calico.
I sometimes sit and cut words or phrases from an old book to pass the time, much like working a jigsaw puzzle. You can argue if such a task is worth spending the time...but the way I see it...well, it's my time and I like doing those things. And, when I need 'words' there they will be.
Here's my little quote, made fresh today. I just move some of the cut-outs around until they make a little bit of sense, then glue them to a piece of paper or cardstock. Seriously, they are never going to be a literary masterpiece...so I don't stress over them. It just needs to be FUN.
If you absolutely don't want to cut the words out, well, just go through the pages, choose your words, then write them down....and you can arrange them however you choose on a clean piece of paper...or even fabric. I love cutting them out...reminds me of ransom notes in old murder mysteries. Why do I like that?
I made this pillow when my grandson was seven years old. I used outlines of our hands to make the applique patterns.
Heart and Hands shall never part,
When this you see....Remember me.
Made in 1992...he was seven.
And, yes, as it says here....(making the cut out words actually really meaningful),
this heart project will "live ever in our memory."
Somehow, more hearts (of some kind) will show up here in the month of February!
until next time
Bird Nest Cottage