Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Oh, February!

   February is my birth month and also home to one of my favorite motifs: the heart.

   This month's Reshaped project is full of hearts. I just never tire of them.  I don't know the history of the shape we use to illustrate a heart, but I do know that I was very disappointed as a child when I saw for the first time a picture of a real heart.
 It looked nothing like what I was led to believe a heart was shaped like.
 This simple project was so easy to stitch. There is still plenty of time to complete it as a special gift or display for Valentine's Day. The base is a hand towel that I purchased at Homegoods ( Yes, it is sooo good!) and since it was already hemmed, I simply appliqued motifs and called it a day.
 Just keep your stitching neat & tidy if you are not going to put some kind of backing on it.
Seeing that the towels were a pair, I have decided to offer a Give Away of the other unfinished towel and a kit of the wool to make this table mat. (or hang it as a decorative towel) Also, I am including a copy of my book as you will need the pattern pieces from it. If you already have a copy, feel free to share this one with a friend.

To enter the Give Away just comment on this blog post. I will draw the winner on Friday at noon.

February Reshaped Hearts Wool Applique

2 Larger Hearts- "For Needles and Thread" p.48
Smaller Hearts & Leaves- Creatures of Habit/ Cat Pillow