I finished embroidering this little heart on a dishtowel just before the light
left my back porch for the day - right in the nick of time to take a photograph!
One of my goals for this year is to improve my hand embroidery, so this is a start.
I'm enjoying my theme for this month - hearts are fun to do - and I'm thinking of setting a theme for March. I'm actually excited each day, thinking about what I'll make and being excited by creativity gives me a little buzz. Of course, I'm also doing all the things I usually do, but in the back of my mind, I'm looking forward to the time in the day when I can sit down and create.
Today I'm sharing a photograph by Andrea of a weathered window shutter in beautiful Rockport, Massachusetts. This is a charming town in Cape Ann, not too far from here.
Hear Shutterphotoby Andrea Willey
Have you heard that we are experiencing a blizzard here on the east coast? Actually, although it has been snowing all day, this is the least of it! We are supposed to have heavy snow and high winds all night and through tomorrow, resulting in about two to three feet of snow!
This brings to my mind the historic blizzard of 1978, when my husband and I were first married. We lived in an apartment in an old home on a busy highway in Massachusetts. I can't find many photos from that storm, but this one was taken after it had ended and people were walking down the highway as though it were a country road!
We are stocked up with everything we need. Our governor has asked that all but emergency vehicles stay off the roads, and I'm hoping that we don't lose power. Towns right on the coast are expecting a lot of damage, so we're sending our best wishes to folks living in those areas.
Meanwhile, I'll be making more hearts, and hope to post more of them soon!
I love the age-worn wood and beautiful metalwork on this heart-graced door!
I'm showing hearts all month, and would love to include yours! Perhaps you've created a hand made heart in the past, in cross-stitch, quilting, pen and ink, watercolor, felting or some other technique. Or maybe you've caught an intriguing heart in a photo like this one!
Here's how to participate:
Create a heart in any medium.
Post a photo of it on your blog (if you have one) and email the photo to me at judyeh(at)comcast(dot)net. If you don't have a blog, just send me a photo!