Mar 15, 2015

Your heart





 
Done.  Hope you like it!  I added my initial on the top far right.  It's a bare spot in the design that I thought looked better with a few stitches.  
  
The backing changed last minute to a fabric with an ivory background that I dyed to darken, with script that includes "thankful".  Fill is the Touch of Silk steam smashed.  Love that stuff.  Even after I steam the crap out of it, I can pull it apart and it fluffs right back.
 
 
 
Not sure if I like mine on the darker linen, or this one more.  Should I give you the choice?  We'll see.  And for the very first time, I used a Frixion pen.  Why didn't you tell me about this!!   I just bought new white and blue marking pencils because the others....well....lets just say they had a short life.  Never could I get a decent visible line for sewing.  When I stopped at the needle shop, there it was.  She told me how it worked, I bought the black, and I am thrilled.  Smooth and easy to see, touch it with an iron and it disappears.  At first, I forgot that.  Where the hell is my line?  The other side?  No.  I know I made one.  Then I remembered about the heat making it disappear and I just drew another outline.  I did this several times because it was just fun.  Like a kid with an Etch-a-Sketch.
 
So here's the rules.  Leave your comment if you want to be included in the drawing, initials or name for anonymous or no-reply.  That's it. 
 I will draw a name on Wednesday evening at 8 EST.
 
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107 comments:

Marjorie Downey said...

I love the way the heart turned out!Love the fabric you used for the backing. Please include me in the drawing!

capecodgirl565 said...

Of course I would love to be included in another one of your fabulous giveaways. The heart is beautiful!

C. M. Designs said...

I don't consider your beautiful heart a small gift. I know you've put your "all" in it. I would love to be considered in your drawing.
Will be thinking about you this week.
Charlotte in Va.

Jacqueline said...

You are so funny. Yep I like my frixon pens too. Your heart turned out great.

celkalee said...

Now that is one happy heart! The backing fabric is perfect. Also love, love, love the frixon pens. Would be thrilled to win but whom ever does will be one lucky lady!

Marilyn said...

This turned out great. I would love to own it. :)
Marilyn

CalamityJr said...

There's no way that heart is small with all the love pouring out of it! So glad things have improved enough that you've even had time to finish this - you deserve some time to yourself now. Thanks for sharing. (My fingers are crossed!)

Penny said...

Marly.... thanks for entering me in the drawing! The heart is great and I love the backing you chose!

Barbi said...

I've never heard of these pens! I will have to make a trip to a fabric store and see if I can find one.
This heart is gorgeous as is all of your stitching, and I would be so pleased to be included in the draw for it!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love your latest heart & would be happy to give it a good home.
Please enter me in the drawing.

Marilyn S.

Elisabetta said...

Bellissimo!!!!!!

carol fun said...

Such a lovely piece! That background fabric is perfect too!

Kate said...

Your heart is beautiful! ♥

Joanie said...

Oh, how pretty! I'd love to win this.

Gale said...

It is beautiful. You are very generous thinking of your readers when you have gone through so much lately with your sister. Thank you for being so kind.

Chris said...

So, so beautiful and a lovely sentiment to give and receive... many thanks!

Gisela Suski said...

Thank you for thinking of us, I love the heart and your heading. You have a beautiful home and live in a great part of the country.
gasuski@me.com.

Justine said...

Beautiful! I've never heard of frixon pens either but they sound great.

Justine said...

Beautiful! I've never heard of frixon pens either but they sound great.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great finish on the heart...love the backing fabric.
You are a sweetheart to offer this beautiful heart!
Hope all is going well for you and yours.
Robyn

Rugs and Pugs said...

Just beautiful. I'd love to be entered.
Thank you for your generosity.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

The heart is lovely and the backing fabric just perfect. Don't know how you can bare to part with it, but please enter my name too. Irene xxx

Nancy M said...

I love the heart & how you finished it. Please include me in the drawing!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

The heart is really special and I would love to be entered in the draw to try and win it. However, I am in England and I don't know if it is for the USA only. If so i'll just go and cry quietly in the corner!

Vickie said...

Oh the backing fabric is wonderful!
You did a real good job Marly. Please include me. Thank you!!

nitebyrd said...

It turned out beautifully! The backing fabric is awesome!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Super pretty. You did a great job. I love the colors. Thank you for the chance to win.

P.J. said...

The heart is beautiful! The backing is perfect. Just getting started in sewing smalls, so the heart shape is very impressive. :)

gracie said...

I see we all love it...add my name please..

jcrewlvr said...

I would love to be included in the drawing this is beautiful!

samplerlover said...

Oh Marly, this is beautiful. Love it. This would wonderful in my wooden bowl.

Mmanka said...

Thanks for entering me in the drawing! The heart is lovely.

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Most beautiful! Love the total piece - it's very complimentary front and back. Have the spot picked out for it so hope I win!

Jenny Wright said...

Hi Marly,
As always I learn something new from your emails.....thank you. We have just spent a long, cold day here with no power after yet another winter storm....will it ever end?
Best,
Jenny

Pamela said...

How beautiful!!! Great choice for the backing fabric.
I would love to enter your giveaway! Thank you!
Pam

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
You are such a sweetheart to stitch this adorable heart and have a giveaway after all you have been through the last few months.
Melinda

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Sandra Ree

Simple Pleasure said...

Marly
You have been going through so much, yet you find time to share a giveaway with us...thank you! I would be thrilled to have one of your creations.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Patti said...

An incredibly generous giveaway! The back is lovely too. Such a great job on your finish.
Blessings, Patti

Martha said...

I would love to have the beautiful heart. This is the first time I have been able to compete for one of your pieces. Several months ago I found your blog and started from the first post and finally made it to the current one. I loved every post!

jan said...

The heart is beautiful. I think you should choose your favorite for yourself (if you can decide) and gift the other. All your work is beautiful. ...jan r. in VA

Phyllis said...

Love your heart finish! The pen is new to my...will have to give them a try.

Diana said...

Love the heart! The finishing looks great.

Linda said...

Love your heart and finish fabric I will be THANKFUL to be entered in your drawing Thank you for your offering this heart win or not
linda m

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
The heart is so beautifully done and is an even more precious treasure because of the love that went into it!! I would be thrilled to win it and it would be a continual reminder to think of the one who made it!!
Trust things are getting better for all of you!!
Thank you for your generous heart!
Warmest Hugs~
Julie

Sherry B said...

Thank you for the chance to win a beautiful heart.

Anonymous said...

The heart is beautiful, I just love the backing material.

Patti H.

Lora M. said...

What a wonderful stitch! Please include me in the drawing.

Margaret said...

Love the heart! I'd love the chance to win it. Just a warning about the frixion pens. I'm sure others have said something too, but they say that if you put the fabric you marked somewhere cold, the marks can come back -- reappear. So don't use the pen somewhere where you care if it shows up again. I haven't tried the pens myself but they do sound nice. As long as that coming back problem doesn't happen! Thanks for the giveaway. With all that's going on with your and your family right now, you are so sweet to do this!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Marly it's a wonderful heart and the fabric on the back is perfect! I looked for that Silk at my local Hancocks but they didn't carry it, nor did Hobby Lobby. I'll check JoAnn's next time I'm near one. However, I did try steaming my latest little pillow and you're right - it was great. blessings, marlene

Marsha said...

I love those pens too. Very handy for half square triangles for quilting. I love the backing fabric you used and dyed.

Mary A said...

I love the heart, Marly! Please include me in your drawing.

kathiquilts said...

Hi Marly-
Your stitching is lovely (as always) but I have to ask if you can tell me the name of your backing fabric. I just love it and would love to get a piece for a fall quilt I am working on. Appreciate any help you can provide! If I can find some, I'll owe you a package of Dove!

Cheryl said...

Oh, your heart turned out beautifully. I love it! Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you for offering.

Anonymous said...

Well, allow me to be so bold as to say I think that was made for me?! The initial "M" is for Maureen...that's me!
Regardless whether I win or not, it's wonderful. Your work is beautiful!
Thanks for a chance at this give-away.
Bless you.
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com

Kathy L. said...

The heart is beautiful! I would love to display it in my home. I have to check out those pens. It sounds great. Thank you for another great giveaway.

Kathy

Marlene said...

It's very lovely.
I also love the backing fabric...so perfect.

Patti L. said...

I love your beautiful work! Thank you for a chance to win this amazing piece!

sandi s said...

Your heart is beautiful! I love your backing fabric. Thank you for the chance to win. Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Lori

Nancy said...

The Heart turned out wonderful. The backing is great. I would love to win this. Thanks, Nancy P.

Barb said...

I would love to be included in the drawing. The heart is just beautiful.

Jubama said...

beautiful heart !!!

booklady85 said...

I love your heart! Just so beautiful. Please include me in your drawing!

linny said...

Your heart is just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win it.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Janice C. said...

Oh, I love the heart, it is really beautiful and also love that fabric you used on the back. Thanks so much for offering this, so nice of you. I would love to be entered in the drawing. janicecurtin@aol.com

Blessings in the Country said...

I love your heart and would love a chance to win it! I need to get one of those pens too! I'm still using the blue pen but it gets dull so fast.
~Jessica

Annmarie said...

You've given me the heart bug - I want to make some - want to have a display for Valentines Day - all handmade hearts. Love this one too but I am lucky to have won one of your pieces so I'll not ask to be included. Thanks Ms Generous and Giving Marly.

Jonette said...

Love your heart and would treasure it forever. I enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts.

Linda in Maryville, IL said...

I love this heart! The red one in your header is fabulous too. I wish I stitched as fast as you do! Gotta find me one of those pens!

Linda said...

How generous of you to offer this lovely heart to us. The backing is an excellent choice. And thank you for the information on the Frixion Pen. I'll be looking for one.

Kay Sciullo said...

The heart is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to have it in my home!

Linda said...

Love this heart..please enter me into your drawing.

sheravery said...

Hi Marly,
That heart is very pretty-- love it. I would be thrilled to have another one of your lovely pieces. I am definitely going to have to go look for one of those pens. Right now I do a 'running' stitch, and sometimes it takes me forever.
I hope your sister is doing well.

-Sherry-

debra said...

your heart turned out fabulous all your work comes from the heart snd a big one at thst i would love to be in the pool for the beautiful heart thanks for the chance to win

Pam in IL said...

LOVE how it turned out! Someone will be very happy to receive it.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win your heart. Its beautiful. Patti, pjrusty.

Ginny Westover said...

It's wonderful ! Maybe it will be my lucky day.

Cynde Marschner said...

I love your blog and all of your stitching.i love hearts,also

Tina McFadden said...

All of your designs are absolutely beautiful. I love reading your blog!

Karen Martinsen said...

Goodness it turned out beautiful and the backing fabric is perfect!
Everything you do is perfect.
I must buy one of those pens - I use the purple disappearing pen and they die out within an couple of times of using it, it seems.
I'd so love to be in this drawing
Blessings
Karen

Kathleen Woodbury said...

Yes! Please include me in your drawing for that awesome heart!

Jean Bee said...

Well that turned out to be fabulous. I love the backing fabric too. I'd love to win this drawing!

Kathy Barrick said...

Oh YES, please!!!! It's stunning!!!

Lorene Frischknecht said...

Please add me to your drawing! I absolutely love your charts and your blog, as well1 Keep up the great work, please!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Marly, I love the fabric you chose for the back. Looks great! I'll cross my fingers.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

love the heart!! I never heard of the pen - I might need to get one!!

Melissa said...

That is gorgeous, Marly. I love how you have the fabric for the backing too - just perfect!

Vicki Jo said...

What a lovely lovely heart! Thank you so much for sharing this! I would love to be in your drawing!

Vera said...

Hi Marly, What a sweetheart you are to do this with everything you have had going on! Your heart is gorgeous and I love the backing fabric - it's perfect! Please don't include me in the give-away since I was so fortunate to win one from you not too long ago. Stay well and it feels like Spring is coming!!

rosek1870 said...

Oh Marlee I just love they way the heart turned out!! Please include me!! The backing material is gorgeous! Praying everyone is still on the mend.
Hugs,
Rose

Carol said...

That is so beautiful, Marly--and the lucky winner will be thrilled! Please count me in and thanks for the information on that pen--had never heard of that before...

Frances N said...

I love, love the pretty heart you made, and the backing fabric is perfect! Please drop my name in the hat--I'd so like to own this!! You are really kind to do this with all that you've had to deal with!
I've never heard of those pens, but I'm so glad to know about them!! Seems like a very useful solution to marking and sewing!!

JR Bush said...

Trying again. Love your work - all of it.
Learn so much from your blog and you
are so funny along with it. Good wishes
for all of your family. Julia

Teresa S. said...

Gorgeous heart! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dede said...

Me please! Love how it turned out! I am woeking on finishing my own Be Bold heart. Done with the stitching just need to find the right backing.

cl said...

Marly, the heart is lovely. Please include me in the drawing. I am constantly in awe of all the things you accomplish and the loving care you offer others. You are truly a gentlewoman.

claudia

donna said...

I love the fabric on the back of your heart it is perfect! I have a hard time sewing hearts :( Thank you so very much for the info on the pen, I hadn't seen that, very cool and will come in handy for lots of projects. I hate that you had a needle hit a nerve, so very very sorry! I know that is awful, but enjoy the Dove chocolate. Thank you for the opportunity!
Donna Rahall

Catherine said...

I love everything about this finish!! I don't think you could have found a more perfect backing fabric!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the beautiful heart.
Love the design and backing. What a treasure for someone. Hopefully me!
Judy Y.

terry a said...

Hi Marley - the heart is Beautiful and I would love a chance to win! You are very kind!!!

Brenda said...

Oh I LOVE the front and the back! You do such lovely stitching and finishing work. Thanks for the tip on the Frixon pen. I will have to get one for myself to try.

Please enter me in your drawing as I would LOVE to win any of your finishes!

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful heart and the fabric is just perfect. Also love the frixion pens - ideal - what on earth were we using before?!

Patty C. said...

LOOOOOVE IT !!!!! Awesome finish ;)

karen said...

Love your heart and the fabric you chose. Thanks for the giveaway!
Karen F

Barbara said...

Please enter me in your heart give away. Love your give aways and you're so generous to do those for us.

Glenda said...

Thanks for always being straight forward I love your humor. I also love this heart.

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