Stitching has a way of slowing you down. It makes sure you focus on exactly what’s right in front of you, but allows your mind to wander, thoughts to drift, future plans to be made and new ideas to take shape. It’s been a sanity saver for me in the past few months and a way to process the loss and sadness I have felt. I’m continuing to make the heart motifs, both for the You Are Loved project, but also to hang around the house and to give as gifts to several expectant mama friends. I find that they make a sweet little bunting when strung together and they just make me smile, so that’s enough of a reason to keep on making them. Plus they’re quick to make and at the end of the day, it’s a much better feeling of accomplishment than say… folding baskets of laundry.
Over the weekend, I had a little gathering of friends over to celebrate these mamas and their babies which are about to be born into our snug little community. (Three babies due in less than three months…now that’s sure to change the dynamic of our playgroups!)
Trying to spruce up our very uninviting patio area (with the exception of the awesome pergola that Michael built last year), I strung up some of the hearts to add a bit of color and warmth. I also added a few hearts to my little tree branches along with various crocheted flowers and motifs. That did the trick! Threw in a few new painted chairs and a little chalk art on the side of the house and called it a day. It was so nice to celebrate life and share in their joy. And I felt quite pleased with my handmade, last minute decorating!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!