Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Heart Work-in-progress Finished

The heart work in progress is finished!

I love the way this turned out!

I did the text "Amor" in back stitch, except for the heart shaped "o".  For that I used the Bokhara Couching Stitch.  Remember that stitch?  I demonstrated how I learned that here

I think it is a wonderful stitch to fill in small shapes:

Here is the text after the blue water soluble pen marks have been washed out:

Once I finished the text, I used my pinking shears to cut all around my fabric piece.  Then I took apart a picture frame

You may remember this frame from when I framed my picture from the Flowers Embroidery Pattern.  I like to use this frame with no glass, it is perfect for displaying embroidery and I can change the picture all the time:

I tied a double bow from the ribbon and secured it with embroidery floss.  Then I used double backed tape to secure the bow to the fabric:

Then I put it on a shelf in my office:

Amor!  Just in time for Valentine's day!


Papgena Made It said...

Love it!
very simple and very beautiful!

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty...simple and sweet:)

Paula Marcondes said...

Why "Amor", the Portuguese and Spanish word for love?

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Kim, gorgeous work! Love it! By the way I love my portuguese word "AMOR" embroidery like this!
Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Kim said...

Papgena - Thank you!!
Hi Mary Ann - Thank you!
Paula - I have love, amour, amore and amor in this pattern, I really "love" :) the way the Portuguese word amor looks with this heart. Especially with the heart for an o.
Ana - Thank you! I will be by to visit you for sure! Have a wonderful week :)

jagodaj said...


Cath said...

So very pretty!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Kim said...

jagodaj - Thank you!
Cath - :) Thanks!

Bobbypin Bandit said...

Happy belated Valentine's day! Your heart came out great! I love the little heart. I am going to practice this couching stitch you shared! I just adore the way your project turned out!

Kim said...

Hi Kristen :) Happy belated Valentine's day to you too! Thank you! I am so happy with this little project!

Lilasesazuis said...

Owwww...que gracinha!!

muito mimoso!!


LĂ­gia e turminha:)

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

It looks wonderful!! :)))

Kim said...

Ligia - Obrigado!
Silvia - Thank you :)