I used to be able to crochet. Well, I can still crochet but because of my skin allergies, the yarn or thread has to be washed before I can use it or my hands & fingers will blister. Have you ever pre-washed yarn or thread? Even in a lingerie bag? What a tangled up nightmare! Certainly takes the fun out of my non-quilt talents!
While cruising up and down the aisles at our local craft store, I found these beautiful small, pre-made hearts at an extremely affordable cost. I have mostly used them in cards to people who lose a loved one or just to say “you have my heart.” I have quite a stash of them and purchase a few more each time I go into that craft store. They are just perfect examples of a tangible object that reminds all of us that a heart is perfect as long as it is a heart full of love.
You may have seen this Mini Quilted Lovie here I made using one of these crocheted hearts. They would also make a great applique for a special quilt!
You never know what may be lurking in your craft shops and stores if you don’t take the time to look up and down each aisle (in my case, while looking for something else entirely!).
My husband is no longer preaching n’teaching at the church he was an interim lay minister for in south Texas. But, there were two very special girls who almost always attended and participated in the children’s sermons. There were other children in attendance who received my Quilted Lovies because my husband baptized them. But, the two little girls were already baptized when my husband started his ministry with that church…and we wanted to do something special for them as they loved my husband to pieces and gifted him with special items or notes. Those two little girls had to leave the potluck gathering the church had to thank my husband because they were so upset that he was leaving. So, once I get this Quilted Lovie finished, he can send the two girls their own Quilted Lovies to help them remember him!