Saturday, 2 February 2019

People's Choice SAL - Hearts

Hello all

It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for the People's Choice SAL run by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching. Continued thanks to Jo for hosting this unique SAL which has a different theme each month.

This month's theme is hearts, the symbol of love and romance.

Right, in no way am I a lovey-dovey person so I try to steer clear of stitching projects which have romantic undertones. However a trawl through my projects revealed I have stitched a couple of small hearts:

February Flip-It Stamp by Lizzie Kate

Heart Dolphins by Durene Jones (magazine chart)

As for heart charts in my stash, they're also very few and far between:

I downloaded this free DMC Colour Variation Heart a few years ago but have no idea where from.

 Love Heart charts from a magazine dated February 1999
(I have absolutely no idea why I kept this chart but it's come in handy for this SAL!)

I don't know about the rest of the world, but in the UK we have a sweet called Love Hearts which have little supposedly 'romantic' sayings on them. You can see some of them above - Real Love, Crazy, How Sweet, Kiss, Cool, All Mine - but they've changed in the 30-odd years since I last bought them to include emoticons. I bought a packet just for this post so I could show you how awful some of the phrases still are (if you can read them!)

I then went internet trawling and found some heart cross stitches with a difference and ones which I would actually consider stitching:

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Family Heart from MotherBeeDesigns (etsy)
(another excuse to break out the variegated thread)

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Let's Eat Chocolate by Imaginating

And who doesn't love a needle minder?

I shall, of course, look forward to seeing what Jo and the other entrants to this SAL have to offer for their Hearts posts. Hopefully other stitchers are more 'romantic' than me and we'll see some lovely heart-themed projects.

Next month's theme is Freebies.

Take care,
Rachel x


Katie said...

Great post. I do have to admit I love the Family Heart piece. That would make a perfect cabin pillow....hmm. I got some sour patch kid hearts and their saying were cheesy too. Boy how times have changed. I will get my post up soon.

sweetmiaomiao said...

Che carini i tuo ricami a tema cuore ♥️♥️, bellissimo anche la calamita per ago buone xxx 😊

Linda said...

Great post Rachel. I'm with you. Not really into the whole Valentine thing. Just another way for stores to sell junk and candy we all don't need. Love your little heart finishes.


Cathy said...

My favorite of all your hearts is the dolphins! We have conversation hearts here that look very similar to the little hearts with sayings.

Faith... said...

Oh I just love the Family heart and may have to put it on my wishlist!

The Dolphin Heart however, is the cutest of all! The candies do have cheesy sayings abd they don't even taste good! Not sure why kids love them. ha ha

rosey175 said...

Ahh, we have "Sweethearts" candy similar to those here in the US. Ours seem smaller though, and don't include emoticons (yet). The freebie heart reminds me of the Isabelle Vautier hearts. And that's a tasty needleminder, how cute!

Janet said...

I am loving all your hearts. Thank you for sharing.

Pamela said...

I remember the candy hearts with sayings from when I was young. Cute stitched hearts!

Mini said...

Hi , Popping here from Jo's blog.
The hearts you have stitched are beautiful specially the dolphins.

In India, we have biscuits called Little hearts but they don't have any sayings :)

I have the Let's eat chocolate pattern but may not stitch it . So , let me know if you want it.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in The People's Choice this month with a lovely selection of hearts. And sweeties too! I was never a fan of the taste of those when I was kid. I'd much rather have the Chocolate!
The dolphin design is very sweet and who doesn't love a monthly series. What ever would they choose for February if it wasn't for St Valentine?

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely stitching! Love Hearts were my favourite candy, not for the sayings, the white ones were delicious. Cute other hearts things as well, especially the needle minder.

Astrids dragon said...

Your hearts are sweet, the dolphins are adorable!
The Lets Eat Chocolates looks like a winner to me!

Ariadne said...

Love all your hearts!But the needle minder looks so delicious!AriadnefromGreece!

Leonore Winterer said...

I hope these love heart at least taste good! The dolphin heart is cute and I love your needle minder.