I have had several charm packs of this fabric line for a while...moda?...and finally decided to DOSOMETHING with them. I sewed a free hand heart with two squares, stuffed it with scraps, and trimmed it with my cool wavy rotary cutter.
added some buttons (a reminder to keep working on the true story)
added trim and dangled a bell to ward off evil spirits with happy jingles
Picked from lots of ephemera (of course I had a hard time actually USING anything, hence the collection - I might need it later, right?! LOL)
Voila - a string of heart art next to my growing line of liberated hearts. (Liberated hearts, free from oldemotional baggage!)
Or, a little clogged with cheese?
If all the hearts make you feel crabby...
I am using the rest of the charm packs for this
and another charm pack for this
And then today I started subtly shifting my thoughts from red/pink to green. I gathered these up and and am smiling with anticipation...to be continued!
Ola mis amigos en Sul America! Muchos muchos gracias!
Explanation - The other day I noticed that other blogs have a cool map that shows where in the world people are who look at your blog. I LOVE that! My dear sweet husband listened to my babbling excitement over this map and....asked his work friends in South America to check it out. :) Look at all those red dots from fabulous exotic countries!!!! Nice. Very very nice.
Ahhh...a coping skill that has become absorbed into every day life...a daily mantra...all done! (inspired by Tonya Ricucci's book Word Play)
Time to play
"REALLY?" is my new coping skill to use when I am in a situation where another human being is being mean. REALLY? Are you REALLY saying that and being mean? This coping skill reminds me that I have the power to not swirl in the negative energy.
I didn't have enough six inch blocks to go around, so I cut them in half to use for the border!
Quiltherapy...one word at a time. I love it! REALLY!