Friday, March 8, 2013

Heaps of Hearts!


The Sweetheart Tree hearts have been completed! I finished stitching Bloomin' Tulips on Sunday and completed all of the beading on Monday. I cursed the invisible thread a few times, but it was a mainly painless process.

Sweet Clover Heart

I actually finished this heart, beading & all, in Cambodia last year.

In all of the other hearts, I changed the DMC Ecru & Perle Ecru to DMC 3823 & Perle 3823; naturally, I had to return to this piece, frog the Perle Ecru and replace it with Perle 3823 so that it would match the other hearts.


Comparing the two colors, I preferred the Ecru, but it wasn't as visible, and, as I said, it didn't fit in with the group. I'm still pleased with how it turned out.

Lavender Blossoms Heart

There be beads, I swear! They're just pale and not too visible.

I think this one might be my favorite. I love the colors, the specialty stitches, the whole arrangement of the piece.


Blueberry Heart

DH & my dad like this one the best. My dad likes the blackwork, and DH likes the colors.








Caché Heart

This pattern came in a kit. A not-put-together-so-well kit. The colors of the floss weren't labeled; there was an extra shade of green and an extra shade of purple; and of the three pieces of ecru, one was a completely different shade.

The finished product is gorgeous (I love how Scotch stitches look), but I found this to be the most frustrating of the hearts due to the kitting issues.

I've never seen or done this lattice stitch before; I think it's beautiful, and it's really easy.








Bloomin' Tulips Heart

Last but not least- tulips! I like how this one incorporates at least one stitch each from the other hearts. I didn't do that on purpose, but I'll certainly take credit for it!




Now, what to do, what to do with it? I was thinking about giving it to my mom for Mother's Day. I can't afford to have it framed, and I don't know how to make a wall hanging. I am not good with the sewing machine, and there's no way I'm handstitching something that long! Oh, well, I've got two months to decide, right??

Best Stitches & Wishes,

13 comments:

  1. They're beautiful! Congrats on your finish(es).

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  2. Your hearts are really beautiful!. I just love all of those little embellishments too. Great work.
    InkkFreakk

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  3. The hearts are beautiful! Congratulations!

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  4. They are all gorgeous!!! Where did you get all of those patterns...I must get them?

    If you want, I can help you make it into a wall hanging! Shoot me an email and we can discuss.

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  5. Wow, so pretty! Well done!
    Makes me want to start a small Sweetheart Tree ornament kit I have!

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  6. Just gorgeous!! Your stitching is lovely!! I like to use specialty stitches, they are fun to learn. *Hugs*

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  7. ohhh that's gorgeous ... well done you :)
    ..is there no one near who could make into a hanging for you ?? love mouse xxxxx

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  8. I love all of the hearts! Great job!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! I love the variety of stitches, too. They look great.

    Congrats on the finish!

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  10. Beautiful job! Love the specialty stitches!

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  11. Looks gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

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  12. If I can do wall hangings, so can you! The hearts are all beautiful! Please take Shelley up on her offer to help. They would look beautiful as a bellpull, whether with one scroll rod or both. Keep in stitches!

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