I really don't sew but I did manage to thread a needle and hand stitch this yellow & white fabric together to create my heart for Jack. You may recognize the fabric as it is left over from the fabric used for Daisy Cottage's front door curtain. I wanted a token of Daisy Cottage to be included in my heart creation for Jack and I thought this fabric would be a perfect representation. The red ric-rac is also left over trim from the front door curtain.
I included little treasures that have been loved in my dollhouse and I cut a tiny snippet of Maggie's personal white hanky that she often wears and created a mini hanky to embellish the heart.
I attached the green trim and ball fringe to the heart with hot glue. And of course I had to add a little blue birdie and the apron pocket is just right to hold a daisy.
And all of this detail really doesn't matter because once I began to make my heart for Jack and as I quickly got over the fact that I am not a very crafty person, I found myself completely forgetting that trivial fact and instead, I pictured Tabatha and thought about Tabatha and wished so VERY much that I could give my little heart creation to Tabatha in person. I wish so much that she was still here, with us at Dear Daisy Cottage - and most importantly with Jack and her family. I soon realized that how I crafted this heart and how it turned out meant very little. Actually, it meant nothing. All that mattered was that MY real heart went into the process.
And it did.
And I know that yours did too, oh beautiful heart makers you.
I believe in the power of love and I do treasure life and I do feel that we can be there for each other in so many different ways.
And yes, as Tammy encouraged us, even one little heart at a time.
I also believe this - whether you made a heart or left a supportive comment or said a prayer for our friend Jack and his Tabatha, I know that YOU care and I know that you are there. And I know that you are HERE. I know with every fiber of my being that each of you make beautiful contributions to life every single day in your own special heartfelt way. I truly know that you do.
So here's to you, my heart friends - each and every one of you.
I'm so DARN proud of you.