Friday, July 2, 2010


Can you believe it’s July already?! This year seems to fly by so fast!!!! I can’t believe its half gone already and before you know it, we’re going to be preparing for Christmas again… Better enjoy the summer while we can!!!

I did made a small finish this week. After seeing so many beautifully made heart ornaments out there, I really want to try making one myself, so this is kind of an experiment for me.


Pattern: “Coeur printemps
Thread: DMC cotton floss
Fabric: 28ct Irish linen in tea
Finished Size: 5.5” x 5.5”
Finishing Date: 06-28-2010

I have to say it was kind of tricky!! I had to hand sew the edges first and when I try to turn it right side out, the top part kept bundling up on me. After several attempts I finally figured out that the trick was to snip the edges before turning it over. It still looks a bit lopsided, though…. So may I ask all you crafty minds out there what’s the secret of making a perfect heart?


I know it’s not spring anymore but I love those little bunnies~~ Sometimes I can see a bunch of them having dinner on the lawn during my evening walks. I also like the bright greens and pinks. It’s very……spring!!! I was lucky to find a perfect pink fabric for the backing. I can’t remember where I found this freebie design. If anyone knows please let me know so I can include the link.

Edit 07-04-2010: I’ve added the link for this freebie. Just go to this link and click on “GRILLES GRATUITES” on the left sidebar then it will show a whole list of freebies from Anne. This pattern is called “Coeur printemps”. Thank you Brigitte for finding the link~


By the way, have you seen Kaaren’s latest First Friday Freebie pattern? It is totally adorable!!! Be sure to hop over her blog and check it out!!!


Lastly, for those who are in the United States, happy 4th of July~~~


  1. I think your heart looks lovely. It is best to trim the seams to about 1/4" (grading helps to - trim one side more than the other), put a little clip in the curves almost all the way round spaced about 1/4" apart and trim as close as you dare at the points!

    See this link:

  2. I love it Theresa :) And such a sweet chart too, if you remember the link, be sure to share!

    Happy 4th to you!

  3. Theresa, your heart ornie is beautiful! I think you did a great job!

  4. I think you've finishing your heart beautifully! I did a Stacy Nash heart which was my first attempt at one and it turned out OK but I think I need some more practice with them. So I won't pass on any tips since I'm still learning myself. Good luck with more of them in the future.

  5. The heart is so pretty. Very nice finish.

  6. I love it, Theresa--you did a wonderful job on the heart. I've never attempted one yet, so I have no advice, but I'm sure each one you make will get a bit easier...

  7. I think you did a great job! Very pretty and it looks like a heart to me.

    Thanks for sharing the embroidery freebie...i just love it! Hope you have a wonderful 4th and many happy stitches.

  8. I love your heart...I think you did a fantastic job! The colors and pattern and stitching and finishing are all so very lovely!

  9. I think it came out great! :)

  10. Wow Theresa, this little heart is precious! I love it!

  11. So sweet heart! Nice finish!

  12. Your heart is so pretty and it's very well finished, I think. I stitched the same freebie a couple of years ago and made it into a needle case. And this is the designer's site:

  13. It seems perfect! Congratulations!

  14. Wonderful summer heart!

    Best wishes,

  15. Your heart ornie worked out beautifully - well done! I've been wanting to try that sort of finish too, but as always, never enough time!

  16. 好可愛喔 ~~ ^_^

  17. What a super sweet finish! It looks great.

  18. I've been a little timid about trying a heart finish, but I think yours turned out very nice. And I share your love of stitched bunnies. Don't know what it is about those little animals, but they pop up in quite a lot of the designs I buy.

  19. this heart is really beautiful

  20. This beautiful heart. Congratulations.


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