I have a progress report on this little project. Since that last post, I added some fiber-fill stuffing under the heart and then finished all the blanket stitching around the edge of the heart.
Here is a closer look at the blanket stitch. It did a really nice job keeping all the stuffing in and the heart secure to the backing fabric.
Now to add some text! I decided to use the Portuguese word for love - amor. It looks really beautiful written out - especially with a heart for the "o"
To transfer my pattern to my fabric, I used my water-soluble marking pen. This fabric is fairly easy to see through so I taped my word to a hard, smooth surface. In this case a clipboard:
Then I put the fabric over the top and traced the word:
Now I am ready to start stitching!
I have a few more steps after this stitching is done, I will keep you updated with my progress!