Saturday, February 11, 2012
When I was eight years old my Mom and I shopped for dry goods, "fabrics." Connie, my Mom, saw a fascinating pattern in a magazine. Connie was very ceative with sewing, knitting, design, and music. We selected bright red felt and lace trim! I helped trace the large hearts and smaller heart shapes from cardboard templates onto the oh so soft crimson felt. Slowly and carefully, I cut out the felt hearts!
Then I played with my plastic model horses and dogs while my Mom began piecing together and hand stitching the completed Valentine heart-gifts. When you lifted up the smaller heart, pictures cut from magazines or family photos could be tucked inside a small cut out area and given or sent as gifts for friends and family.
Happy Valentine's Day~And Every Day!
Always Love Gifts
"A pet is a good friend."
"A green plant gives love."
"The best gift is a hug, one size fits all, and no one minds it if it returned."
"Hand made gifts keep on giving, a hand written letter, a phone call, a quiet prayer all speak Love Unlimited"
* "Love is a daily choice," Goldie Hawn
Hand Made Lace from Ireland
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Photos: Hearts of Love, and Emilie's Gift, Irish Lace photos by Dahlis Roy