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.
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.