Friday, January 30, 2015

May Arts Valentine Hop

Welcome to day 2 of the May Arts Valentine Hop!
I've got a fun project to share!
I've used red burlap & hand embroidered it with 1.25" white silk!
I simply drew a heart with chalk on my burlap & stitched away.
I can't remember what this stitch is called- it's like a running stitch, but starts nearly in the middle of the last stitch- giving a rolled appearance.
I love the contrast of silk & burlap!
I used double-stick tape to attach it to a piece of foam core I had so that the burlap didn't pull when I hung it.

I used a needle with a large eye for my stitching. 
Like my fancy 'hoop'? Hahaha. In all honesty a hoop would've made this a much easier project!

Now don't forget to visit each blog & leave a comment- two lucky people will be chosen for a May Arts prize :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've been inspired!

Here's the lineup so you don't miss any stops!

·         Virginia Fynes
·         Tracy McLennon
·         Rhea Weigand
·         Mary Brockway
·         Mallika Kejriwal
·         Lalo IK
·         Karen Hanson

·         Karen Baker
·         Jennifer Davey
·         Jenifer Cowles
·         Jen Shears
·         Gini Williams Cagle
·         Emily Lanham
·         Charlene Driggs


  1. I love your heart! I can't remember the name of that stitch either, but I'm sure someone will ...

  2. What a beautiful and so striking of a project! Love it.

  3. Fun and Lovely project! Thanks for sharing ♥

  4. The texture is beautiful and now I know what to do with those extra frames I have.

  5. plain and simple and so pretty.
    Great project.
    thanks for sharing

  6. thanks for sharing, love all the variety of projects

  7. Love your "hoop"!
    Lovely decor design.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Beautiful and perfect for this valentine's day!

  9. Cute idea...simple always makes a big statement!

  10. Cute heart - the stitch might be called a back stitch.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  11. Beautiful! I love the simplicity - so effective.

  12. Great project! That bright red burlap and white ribbon really do pop in that gorgeous frame. Thanks for sharing.

  13. WOW - LOVE your ELEGANT heart Jen!!!
    The silk looks GORGEOUS against the burlap!!! I confess that I have been thinking of making a monogram and your piece has TOTALLY INSPIRED me to DO IT NOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  14. Did you see my FB post that I actually hung some of my photos at the motel? Progress!! This is fun.


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