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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Heart Ornaments

My final Christmas ornament project was worked on felt heart shapes that were part of the Raggetty Ann kit. I didn't much like the " I love you" message on the hearts - seemed a bit disembodied. I used the heart shapes and made my own versions.

I spent a bit of time researching Corinthians 13:13 in different versions and settled for the English translation of the Aramaic which uses 'endure'. I stitched it freehand - a mistake!

However, I got better as I went along. I stitched them two-sided, more interesting I think than single-sided. I also reversed the colours of the sequins - putting white sequins on the red felt and vice-versa.

For the second one I summarised .I also added a bell and star to this one.

I'm pleased with them as they hang on the tree. They constitute my third, and last, set of Christmas wishes.


Monica said...

I like them a lot, Jillian! In some ways the freehand script seems more heartfelt than something that might be too stiff.

Gosh, I just realized, "heart" and "felt", lol.

What is the tree you are using?

Jillian said...

That's good, Monica. I intend to make more of these, and I think I shall call them my 'heart-felts" a- even if I alter the shape! I know you now have the answer to your question.

katherine said...

They look fantastic and I love the sayings you have chosen too. Makes it more personal.

Jillian said...

Thanks Katherine. Glad you like them - encourages me to make more!