Well tomorrow will be Valentines Day, so it's about time I put the pics up. The posting date was 1st Feb, and I've been meaning to get these on for a while.
Here's what I received from Su, isn't it wonderful. Su says it's the first time she's made a flat fold. Just have a look around her blog, she makes some amazing things.
And this is what I made for Julie. They are Hardanger Hearts, from the book Hardanger Embroidery by Jill Carter. I used Caron Watercolours in Cotton Candy shade. I stitched the four hearts, and cut them out, unfortunately I had a disaster when cutting the fourth, and managed to cut the top of some of the blanket stitches. I don't know how I did it, but I fixed it with Fraycheck. I finished them both by cutting four hearts out of pink voile, these where stitched together and stuffed with home grown lavender. I then used these to stuff the hardanger hearts with. I decorated the hearts with beads and a ribbon loop. I thought they could be used as pomanders on coathangers. However, due to the disaster with one, I kept that one, and I only sent one to Julie. (Sorry Julie). Now how many times have you stitched something and not wanted to part with it. I now have the answer - you stitch two and then only send one.