The roses are from our own garden. There aren't many left due to dry and hot weather we had lately. This weekend though we are blessed with plenty of rain!
Back to my hearts. If you remembered I posted about this heart once before when I took part in Friday Night Sewing Party. On one of my visits to an op-shop (thrift shop) I picked up vintage cushions for only $0.50 each. I've already got the idea that I would look for items with embroidery on them to make more hearts. These cushions are just what I wanted. They are made from a mix of linen and cotton. The embroidery looks faded and used, but it does not matter. I fuzzy cut around the embroidery and got six hearts out of one cushion. I used every bit of it including the two covered buttons from the back.
Here are my six beautiful hearts. I only completed two so far. After it was stuffed I put handmade cord around the seam from the top, all around and ended up with a loop for hanging. I'm so very pleased with my hearts. Have you noticed that the embroidery is in a different position on each heart? I think it makes them more interesting. I can see a vintage tree next Christmas...!
I've got a little bit left to make a fob for my scissors. If you would like a copy of the heart pattern just leave me a comment and I will be happy to send it to you. Make sure to leave your email address.
Enjoy the rest of your Valentine's Day. I will go and get some sewing done before the weekend is over.