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As Valentine’s Day approaches, I share ‘Love in My Heart’
January 22, 2010, 7:04 pm
Filed under: Love in My Heart

When I started this project, I only had the frame that I had purchased for $5.  So, I had to make the design fit the frame.  I decided to play with a few stitches that would work themselves into small hearts.  I usually work it out on paper by hand.  I have no computer stitch program – so, I have a big eraser & make several drafts before I get started.

It is stitched on a plastic canvas & DMC Cotton Perle from AC Moore because at the time I wasn’t aware of any specialty thread shops.

It was fun finding different stitches that worked:

And, using different thread combinations for the same stitch:

I don’t recall what stitches they were & I wasn’t writing anything down at that point.  Maybe the 2 above are a heart-shaped Rhodes?  And the one below a heart-shaped waffle stitch? 

Hope you are loving what your stitching!

And, many thanks and all my love goes out to my husband, Bill, for all his support!


4 Comments so far
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I “heart” what you have done.

Comment by Robin King

Hi Melita,

You did a great job! Especially if you weren’t that experienced when you designed and stitched this cute project. 🙂

I also ❤ what you have done.

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Comment by Cynthia

Melita,

Wish I’d seen your piece sooner. I have only one more heart to do on a Melissa Shirley candy cane. It never occured to me to try different stitches on each heart. Love the inspiration & ideas I getting thru the Yahoo group & Stitcherie.com.
Tisha

Comment by Tisha

Hi Tisha, Glad you liked the effect. There’s not enough hours in a day for all the ideas I have in my head! Melita

Comment by melitastitches4fun




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