By definition, a bevy is a large group or collection, an array, or an assortment of something! I felt it was the perfect word to describe what I am making.......my most favorite thing........HEARTS!!! I have long loved the different shapes of hearts and have even named my blog and business with the word Heart in both!! It is a beautiful symbol of love and a perfect reminder to each of us that WE LOVE and ARE LOVED!!
Here is a closeup of some of the hearts, with the sunshine showing some lovely patterns on the velvet, as well as some former seams of older stitching. There is also a heart from some upholstery fabric, that will become a Heartstring! The red is very rich and is showing just a wee bit brighter than it actually is! They are all stuffed and ready for hangers!
This picture is from a sweet little book that I love to look at because it is all about.....HEARTS!! It is called MARY EMMERLING'S AMERICAN COUNTRY HEARTS, and is filled with wonderful examples of this lovely shape that seems to captivate so many!! If you ever happen to find a copy, do snap it up and enjoy the beautiful pictures and lovely quotes that grace each page. I would certainly love to own those cookie cutters shown, wouldn't you!!!
Besides these hearts shown, I have many more all stitched up and ready to become pincushions, single hanging hearts and of course, Heartstrings, both vertical and horizontal, and hope to have some on my picture trail soon!! They take some time, between the cutting, stitching, stuffing, hand stitching (I do little X's all around the edges), staining, adding hangers, and finally making tags, but they are so much fun and who doesn't love RED!!
I will leave you with a sweet quote from the HEARTS book....
A HEART FOR AN OLD FRIEND,
A HAND FOR THE NEW:
LOVE CAN TO EARTH LEND
~ James Stephens
Wishing you a HEART filled with all that is lovely~~