++I love to do embroidery - it is quick and beautiful and really relaxing. Something, anything, that is hand-embroidered is a really special present for anyone. I've made heart pillows, heart sachets, heart themed pillowcases and I've even knit hearts. Here are a few embroidered heart ideas which may inspire you to stitch a heart for someone special this weekend.
This heart pillow is a project from my book Colorful Stitchery.
I made these hearts for Julia's teachers one Christmas. I stuffed them with lavender and put a little tie on them to hang them on their Christmas trees.
My Mom, sisters and I made these lavender filled sachets for my sister Jenn's weddiing shower guests last fall.
I made my sister Jenn and her husband linen pillowcases with embroidered hearts on the edge. Here's a close-up of the heart.
I made Julia this heart pillow out of recycled blankets. The heart shapes were cut out of different color wool fabrics and then stitched onto the green background. The vertical lines are done in feather stitch.
Make a heart today.
I had to share a project that Deborah from Minnesotat is making. She teaches a class at All About Yarn. The class project is my "Very Long Scarf" from Color by Kristin. The class is so popular, they have added a second one. Here's Deborah's version of my scarf. Isn't it beautiful? You can check out their website for a different view. It is so much fun to see what people do with my patterns - especially exciting when they mix up the colors. Nice job Deborah!
Lynn H from ColorJoy in Minnesotat is doing a great job on The Mother/Daughter Mittens. She is changing them into fingerless gloves. Check that out here.
I also want to thank Carol S. from Go Knit in Your Hat for the thorough and wonderful "no bull" book review of Color by Kristin. You can check that out here.
Doesn't all this knitting and stitching with color get you through the winter? For all you wondering, we didn't get an inch of snow this past weekend. Hoping for a bit of the white stuff tomorrow. Our ground is bare and brown and quite ugly looking.
p.s. You can buy signed copies of my books Colorful Stitchery and Color by Kristin on my website here.