Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gingham heart

"Needlework is the art that tells the truth about the real life of people in their time and place. The great arts...are the work of a few unique persons...Needlework is anonymous; the people create it. Each piece is the work of a woman who is thinking only of making for her child, her friend, her home or herself a bit of beauty that pleases her." --Rose Wilder Lane, Woman's Day Book of American Needlework.

Heart was stitched on Christmas Day while we drove to visit my family, but instead of making it into a Christmas ornament (which was my original intention), I framed it in the hoop to be a winter/Valentines' Day decoration.