Thursday, January 17, 2013


I already mentioned that our stitchery group got together last Saturday.  All six of us have different preferences and styles when it comes to doing handwork--which is what we do at those gatherings because there just isn't room for sewing machines.  I tend to bring one project and plod along all day.  Imelda will usually bring two or three projects and finish them all.  Gran will often bring several projects and dance from one to another, perhaps finishing one, beginning to prep another, and doing a little bit more on a third.  At some point during the day, Gran brought out a wool heart project she'd been working on, and later that evening, she emailed us a photo of her finished heart:

Cute, eh?!  Imelda had made the same heart ornament last year and gave all of us a little kit with the wool and embellishments we needed.  I'm not sure if anyone made it then, but I know I didn't have time, and I had completely forgotten about it until Gran brought hers out to work on.  So Monday I packed up what I needed and took it all to work with me to work on during my lunch hour.  Here it is, a few days later and I too have a finished heart!

I hung mine on the cafe curtain rod over my kitchen sink, but I knew it wouldn't photograph very well there at night--I'd probably just end up with a reflection of me taking a photo!

The pattern for this heart was in the January/February 2012 issue of Create & Decorate.  Designer Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs published different patterns in each issue for a year and called them the Bent Spoon Collection.  I think I'm going to have to pull out my magazines and make a couple more!  The hardest part is using only my mind and powers of concentration to bend the spoon.


Anna said...

I loved this heart when it was posted to the Flicker UFO 2013 site...I am in love with it but have never heard of the magazine???

Kigwit said...

I don't know if your mind control is working on the spoon but I immediately thought I better grab that issue and make one! So it's working on me!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Your heart looks great. I think the spoon bending made me put it aside last year. But onward and it is what it is. Yes, I sure did work on many different things at our Circle of Friends gathering. All the prepping I did paid off in many advances in my projects.