I'm sending these hearts to a reader who requested one of my brand-new Hope Hearts starter kits. The kits provide directions, templates, ideas, and actual sewn hearts, so friends and family of a person undergoing medical treatment can express their care and support by making stuffed hearts. A jar full of hearts made by loving hands can give a huge emotional boost to a sick person. If you would like a kit, just send your mailing address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and I will put a kit in the mail to you free of charge.
The large heart on the left has already been included in my countdown to 365 hearts. It started out as a pincushion, so I opened it up and took out the plastic insert to make it a Hope Heart.
This heart (below) is my favorite new design--a pieced heart with a small fabric-and-object collage in the center. All of a sudden, I just can't get enough fabric collage!
I will be working on (and posting) more Hope Hearts in the next week or two. I want to have plenty on hand so I can immediately fill any requests for Hope Hearts kits.