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