Sunday, November 30, 2008

Valentines Day Themed Crazy Quilt Heart Class

Do you remember some time back when I had posted 2 naked hearts for one of the classes I'll be teaching?  I had finally started embellishing them.  It had taken me around 2 months to really dream up what was to be for both of them.  I finsihed the pink and white one and moved onto the red and white one.  I embroidered my first peacock, who i thought was very dorky looking, then I adjusted his eye a bit and was a little more pleased, but still, much to learn in the way of making peacocks.  Next time i won't outline his body in black that's for sure!  Anyway!  Last Sunday 11-23 while shopping, I had taken them with me while looking for a few embellishments.  I lost them.  Yep you read it right.  I lost them.  I didn't realize it until I got home with dinner and my boyfriend and I were about to sit and watch a movie and eat.  As the movie was playing and i was picking at my food, I instinctivly went to reach for my red and white heart to work on it and then I couldn't find it.  Well we looked everywhere.  Tore the apartment down, looked in the bags and in my purse and emptied everything 6 or 7 times, checked the freezer and the refridge, checked all over the car and found nothing.  We retraced our steps back to Joann and the parking lot... still found nothing.  I left photos of each heart with my name, phone number and that I'd pay a cash reward for them if found.  A week later and still nothing.  That night, even though I felt completely horrible and like my world was coming down, I sat and whipped up 3 new hearts on the machine.  I managed to fully embellish one to take as my class sample for Tuesday.  The store had been asking for a class sample and if it's going to be a January class, people should at least have a good month to look at it ya know?  So I raced against the clock and finished the new pink and white one.   It's almost a replica of the old one but it's all I could manage given I only had a day to work on it.  

I brought it to the store and the owner is out for a week, but the one woman who works there is so sweet and was very flattering even saying she'd be signing up for the class!  I feel so unworthy or something lol!  Like it's so simple I feel so silly when I get compliments, even though I agree they're beautiful I feel like anyone can do it!  Oh well, overall I am thrilled I got them a class sample, but I sure do miss my old ones.  

Here are some photos...

These are the original 2 that I recently lost, the pink and white one was finished.  The red and white one was in the works...



The 3 new hearts I made.  I know the top left one is way too busy.  It'll surely be a 'what not to do' piece ;)


Class sample finished...


Close up of the fully open roses, they were fun!

I miss my old hearts but I really hope whoever found them will treasure them as much as I do...

4 comments:

Aziza said...

These are really pretty. Glad that you are doing something you love.

TattingChic said...

So sorry to hear you lost those two hearts. I wonder what happened to them! It looks like the new ones are just as beautiful if not more! I sure wish I could take your class! I want to learn to do this so badly so I can put my little bits of tatting on them! :)

cq4fun said...

The old ones were very pretty, but the new one you turned in for a sample was also pretty. I'd like to see what you did with the other two.

talia said...

LOL little do you know: you have seen what i did with the other two... they're undressed :( I haven't had a moment to work on them since i made them. I had to hurry up, whip up the one and since i got that one finished i never looked back. I have a stack of hearts that are just waiting to get all dolled up! Perhaps in 2020 i'll have 5 minutes haha! i jest :) But really, i hope to get my stack of hearts done soon, just for my own self, ya know? Cheers!