Wednesday 30 May 2018

WOW: Making Hearts

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
Today I've dedicated the whole day to making Healing Hearts.

These are blocks that quilters and sewers send out to others in the community who are going through a trying time or difficulty; it's our way of sending a hug. Although small, it's such a comforting gesture to receive a heart that's been sent with love (and via the post too!) when you're feeling down. 

I don't know about you, but I've just realized that I don't get much 'heartfelt' mail these days. Somehow email and Facebook messages have taken over. But you know, there are times in life when only a posted item will do.

The last time I handled healing hearts was when my mum unexpectedly died. That was two years ago. Honestly, I'm still somewhat in shock over the whole thing. I haven't even thought of hearts since then, it's all been too painful. In fact I still have all the healing hearts that were sent to me in a special box. When I'm ready, I'll sew them up in a special memory project.

Last week I realized I was out of my own hearts to send out to others. I added it to my list of things to do and waited until the right moment. You see, I like to make Healing Hearts when I'm in a good mood, I really think it makes a difference to stitch them up when you're feeling grateful, inspired and hopeful. 

So it's me, my hearts, a big mug of coffee and some beautiful music as I prepare my own stash of stitched up 'hugs'. It's cold down my way and it's the perfect day to cosy up and create.

What's Your WOW?


  1. Healing hearts are a good thing.
    Greetings, Marita

  2. Bonjour Esther de France,
    Quelle charmante attention,vraiment charmant et pleine d'attention,j'aime beaucoup cela!
    Beaucoup de personnes serais bien heureuses de recevoir ce petit coeur......Cette idée devrait a mon avis faire le tour du monde tellement elle est douce et attentionné.

    Et moi je serais ravie de vous en envoyer un,ce serait avec grand plaisir.Si j'ai votre adresse postale bien sûr.

  3. I love the idea of sending hugs like that! Sorry about your painful lost...


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