"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I heart (love) finishes!

Don't you just heart finishes? I have a number of them but just seem to be too busy to get online enough to blog. There have been a number of friends come by over the past month. I realized I have not even shared my crocheted beret and scarf plus I have another stitching finish but first this one.....

Recently, I decided I had better unpack a moving box that had many of my UFOs in it. I kept hoping that if I left it all in there long enough the stitching fairies would come by in the night and finish them for me. No such luck. I opened the box and there they all were staring at me, begging me for a little appreciation of their beauties. This heart was so almost done that it was ridiculous that it ever achieved the status of being a UFO. I stitched the last bits and turned it into a heart ornament.

By the way, see the sweet little pincushion sitting next to the heart? It was a gift from Jantine who came here last week for a day of sewing little quilts. It was fun to finally really get together, something we had planned to try and do about a year ago. Why did we not do it sooner could be the only question as it was really great fun to sew together and the day was over before we knew it.

A rose pearl button as accent.....

Red plaid backing fabric and a ruched ribbon to trim the heart. In my quest to use stash in all times when possible, I have to make the ruching a little less full. It feels so good to use something again that I already had. I want to make more heart ornaments in the course of the year and hope to only work from stash. I am dreaming of my Valentine's tree filled with my own stitched hearts. Here is a peek at that tree (click for link to my other blog) which I put up each year.

I promise to show you another finish yet this week since I have another stitching finish and two crochet finishes.

25 comments:

Nancy said...

This is very cute. I am waiting, however, to see the hat and scarf you finished. Now I know you are working on even more yarn projects instead of thread. I know you are having fun too. Now you have my addiction of yarn buying. haha.
Love your flowers also, bet they smell good too.
Hugs and kisses, Mom

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

A lovely heart! How funny to read about Jantine: we visited our neighbours in Nootdorp today and drove in Ypenburg as well. Ypenburg was the former military little airport in Nootdorp ... and André worked in the parish of Nootdorp for 5 years. We married in the church there etc., etc. Small world :) How nice you two met!

Have a nice evening & hugs, Carolien

Elizabethd said...

I love your heart Heidi, in fact it has given me inspiration for a new lavender bag.....!

Saskia said...

I heart your finish too!
So, now you have the same yarn addiction your mother has, how about giving your Mom the quilting virus?... Good to hear you had a good creative day with Jantine. And how far are you with the second pillow of the Christmas tree? When is our third play date?
knuffels
Saskia

Jenny said...

Your heart is really adorable Heidi and it will look so precious on your Valentine Tree. You are so creative....I am glad that you and Jantine had a fun day stitching together. I am looking forward to seeing more of your finishes. I seem to be drawn to larger projects this year that take more time, so my finishes aren't as quickly done, so it is fun to see yours...grins....I am always inspired.....Hugs from Ca. and happy stitching my friend.

Susan in SC said...

Very pretty heart Heidi! I love your finish.

Blu said...

What a cute finish! The ribbon is so pretty and the whole thing looks so adorable!

Pondside said...

That is so sweet! Red and white and a heart - couldn't be better.

Barbara J said...

A lovely heart ornament finish. Red hearts are classic.

Nothing like when when stitching friends meet. So much in common and so much passion for our crafts.

Karen said...

Very cute finish!

DonnaTN said...

It is a very sweet heart ornament. A tree full of them would be lovely.

mainely stitching said...

It's a work of art, Heidi!!

Jantine said...

I know wy the fairies didn't come around! They know you are very capable to finish those UFO's yourself LOL.

staci said...

Your heart is gorgeous, I just love the way it turned out! And that ruched trim is perfect!

Christine said...

Your heart ornament is really pretty, the ruched trim is perfect for it.

Ginny said...

You mean there really are stitching fairies? They never visit me, either. LOL Great finish, and you get extra points for using materials you had on hand!

Rhona said...

I love the heart ornament. The little rose button is adorable and finishes the whole thing off perfectly.

Carol said...

What a beautiful heart finish! Would you believe I've never tried one! I love the ruching and the color...

Sonja said...

Wat een lief hartje! Zal ook mooi in je Valentijnboom passen! Ik ben ook heel benieuwd naar je hoed en sjaal!

KathyEllen said...

Your heart pincushion is lovely. It is always more fun when you can share stitching with a special friend! So glad that you had a nice day with your friend, Jantine.

Ursh said...

You have some lovely work on show Heidi!

Jo said...

Goregous finish Heidi! I've not had time to blog recently either - life is so busy!!

Siobhan said...

What a sweet heart! I love the finishing, too. LOL about the box of WIPs. Don't you just wish those fairies would help out now and then!? ;)

MarianneD said...

Wat een schattig hart heb je gemaakt Heidi,leuk die lintversiering!

angelasweby said...

A lovely little heart design and just perfect for this time of year. I love your pretty little rose bushes too. How lovely to see them in bud.
Angela xx