Thursday, 25 April 2013

Christmas in April


Although it's April, this is the first time I've joined in, mainly because I only found out about it last month. Thanks Narelle over at Pins and Whiskers for coming up with this idea, I think it's great  let me tell you why.


This is a project a few year ago to give you some idea it's from Cross Stitcher magazine 2010.


I finished them this morning by sewing the little buttons on.


The hearts aren't perfect but they got better with each heart, but you can see I really need that goal to get the job done. 


The backs have a little story, a few months ago, I wasn't very well, had come home from hospital and I was shivering, I stood too close to the fire and scorched the back of my favourite dressing gown, it was so soft I loved it and the colour, then while thinking about how I was going to back my hearts the idea came to me to use it. I can't tell you how hard it was to take the scissors to it, at least now I still have part of something I loved.

Heart of Charnwood

Also linking to April book challenge over at Heart of Charnwood.

Now I need to decide what Christmas Item I am going to make for May.
Bye for now
Shirley x

12 comments:

Jille said...

I really love this idea - keeping a little bit of Christmas in your heart all year long!
Love those hearts that you have made xx

Sandra Sews said...

Lovely Christmas hearts!!

Fiona said...

Those are fabulous Shirley... I remember you doing the cross stitch for it...
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Lovely little hearts, Shirley. So sad about your dressing gown but now it lives on.

Narelle said...

Your little hearts are adorable Shirley and a lovely story of their backing :)

Sisbabestitches said...

Gorgeous hearts Shirley, and wonderful story of their backings. They will be a special decoration for this Christmas :)

heart of charnwood said...

Those are fab Shirley, great work, I would love to have these in my house at Christmas they're so pretty! Good Luck with the competition. :o)

Val Spiers said...

What cute hearts and what a great use for your damaged dressing gown. There must be plenty left for other things too. It is so good how these groups help to get things finished.

Ladybird Diaries said...

I love your little hearts and what a good idea to make a Christmas item a month!
M x

Elyte said...

A lovely idea and your handwork is beautiful.

katherine said...

You have been busy. Love these too.

Wendy said...

lovely hearts! I did the one item a month thing a year or two ago and it really is a great motivator.

wow, look at all your comments, you've really built your blog up quickly!

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