I love hearts and have a soft spot for most things that are heart shaped. Thank goodness for February and Valentine's Day because it gives me a good excuse to indulge myself. I usually immerse myself in hearts and heartfelt thoughts all month long.
I have more. And I know I will probably buy more. I can't resist a nice pair of silver heart-shaped earrings. Or a vintage locket. Or a bracelet with hearts on it. . . . Depending upon how you look at it, this is either ridiculous or pretty cool. Makes it easy for my family to always know what to get me for my birthday . . . .
"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." ~Helen Keller
"Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go." ~Louise Driscoll
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So - Happy February! To me, the whole month of February means Valentine's Day. If you haven't already heard, this month our small quilt challenge will be making something that celebrates hearts. You can choose to do any kind of Valentine's Day quilt you like. Go to the Facebook or Yahoo group pages for further instructions and join us. It's fun to see photos of what everyone comes up with. Make a quilt with appliqued hearts or make an embroidered hearts quilt or just a red and white quilt, as long as it has a hearts theme.
Perhaps there's a pattern you've always meant to make but never found the time? Maybe this is the year. Pick out some pretty fabric. Sew some squares or triangles together. Make something just for yourself. Put your heart into it.
"Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart."
"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."
"Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it."
"Let's all just be nice."
I'll be finished with all my book quilts next week (Yay!) and then maybe I can make something "heartful" myself.
Also, don't forget - a week from today, on Saturday, Feb 13, I'll be at Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop in historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin, celebrating. Hope to see some of you there. I'll be the one wearing hearts (on her sleeves and everywhere else).