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Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Heart from the Heart Swap...

 I almost forgot to post my own heart!! I have already mailed it to Deb at Mosaic Magpie, and she has posted it on her blog.
 It is supposed to be "from the heart", and I wanted it to be exactly that.  


  It was fun to do, but it took me for-e-ver to figure out what to make. I had to "dig" in my boxes to find some old laces and things to use.


The fabric is a wine colored brocade, and the back is a plush stripe decor fabric. The yo-yo strip actually came from an old quilt that my grandmother made many, many years ago. I'm not even sure how old it is. She died when I was 8, and she was about 95 then.


  I found the pink tatting at a craft show, and I used a different little tatting piece made by my other grandma. The buttons are old, and the corner of the scarf was one my mom embroidered that is pretty much worn out. All of this was just packed away in a box not being used so I figured I might as well make something that someone might enjoy.

 The back is just a FSL angel I embroidered on my machine, and attached it by hand.






 I hope whoever receives 'my heart' enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it. There are some beautiful, hand-crafted hearts on that blog. You all need to go and look!

Shirley

6 comments:

Simply Debbie said...

OH SHIRLEY,
YOUR HEART IS STUNNING AND EVEN MORE SO KNOWING ABOUT ALL THE PIECES OF YOUR HEART/FAMILY THAT ARE ON THERE.
THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS FOR LEILA AND KORBI....IT IS LIKE LOOSING AMY ALL OVER AGAIN AS LEILA WAS JUST LIKE A DAUGHTER SHE SPENT SO MUCH TIME HERE AND AMY WITH HER MOTHER....HER BODY IS JUST DROWNING IN FLUID, THEY COULD PULL 5 LITERS OFF 3 TIMES A DAY...I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY WON'T DO IT DAILY TO AT LEAST EASE HER COMFORT. I KNOW WE ALL HAVE TO DIE ONE DAY BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE SEVERE SUFFERING.
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME VENT.
YOU ARE AN ANGEL
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Coming from your heart, that makes this piece even more special, then to add sentimental pieces from your beloved past... Will make it even more of an heirloom to be cherished. I know the recipient will love this heart once they know the history starting from your grandmom, mother, Truly a heart felt creation.

MosaicMagpie said...

This heart is beautiful! I had to catch my breath when I took it from the box. Truly lovely and a real keepsake. Thank you for sharing from you heart and past.
Deb

Julia said...

Beautiful!

EmptyNester said...

Wow, that turned out great! It's very sweet and has a vintage appeal to it! And how special to include the lace from a quilt your grandmother made---well done!

Sherry said...

Your heart is beautiful, I made one for the swap and had a great time making it too. It will be fun to see which heart we get in the mail.