Valentine's day was always one of my favourites
heart shaped cookies, and heart shaped cakes
heart shaped ornaments and sachets
pretty in pale colours with a little stitching
a grown-up valentine
a special heart for all you lovers of anything and everything French
the pattern I used calls them pincushions...
I made them smaller, and I think they are the perfect size to fill with lavender and tuck in a drawer
or add a loop and hang on a tree
or a drawer knob
the beauty of the pattern is that you start with a square of fabric
and at the end, you have two hearts
maybe one for you and one for a friend?
I kept it simple - all light fabrics and threads; cream and ivory coupled with icy palest blue
(i never seem to tire of this combination!)
a little woven ribbon bow and two heart charms
these are addictive little creations
if you would like to try your hand you can find the pattern here
I made mine smaller - I think I started with an 8" square, and did crazy quilting, but any technique would be wonderful...and instead of sewing ties I just used ribbon
and a Happy Valentine's day wish for all of you...
"My love for you is immortal
as the rocks upon the hill
And though the winds may blow
My love is steadfast still."
I wrote that when I was 13, probably having read far too much English Literature centered around struggling love in stormy mansions... I never added to it although at one time I thought it could perhaps be an epic love poem and my life's masterwork
(don't you just love the grand illusions and ideas of youth?!)
the older I get the more I like it just as it is... the stormy part is there, as is the concept of endurance
and the ideal that true love can go on forever