Friday, February 5, 2010

Heart Sessions

I should have been working on a commission today (sorry Emma!) but kept getting distracted by yesterday's post on Rebecca Sowers' blog. I'm joining her in scattering hearts all over our cyber-world. I stitched my heart on linen, with an old Japanese glass heart and antique lace, set in an old pocket watch frame.
These 2 rocks are among my most prized possessions. Given to me by my young son, he found them in a nearby stream. He came home that day, so excited by his treasures, and told me to close my eyes and open my hands. He placed them in my hands and simply said-
"I love you with all my heart"
So it is those simple words spoken by an 8 year old, and 2 found treasures that inspire me and lift my spirits when I'm down.
Have a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

  1. The heart in the old pocket watch is beautiful!, and the story of the rocks is wonderful :)

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  2. Pocket-watch frame--cool idea! What a sweet boy. I love for little boys to love their mothers. They make good husbands and daddys. I have two sons and 8 grandsons and I still carry around in my Bible little notes from my once-little sons. Precious treasures.

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  3. Oh the stitched heart is fabulous and the story of your heart rocks is doubly so! Thanks for sharing! I am so inspired by Rebecca and all her Heart Sessions!

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  4. Beautiful "heart" post. Love the stitched heart in the pocket watch case and I can see why the two little rock hearts are so special to you ♥

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  5. Just love your stitched heart in the pocket watch case-charming!
    To receive such special little rock hearts in such a way is by far the best Valentine story I have had the pleasure to hear yet!
    With Love from the Cabin,
    Claudia O.

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  6. Oh My Goodness!!! The heart-rock story just melted MY heart! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Bless him - these boys they just get it so right sometimes don't they? When my son, then aged eleven, came home from a week away with his school he got off the coach and I felt like his hug melted into me. He handed me a mother of pearl shell which he had spent all his spending money on. I was speechless.

    Your heart is stunning

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  8. Your hearts are beautiful to look at, and your heart-rock story is uplifting and generous. What a legacy of love you and your family are creating.

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  9. What a gorgeous piece of art and such a beautiful story!

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  10. Your pocket watch heart is beautiful! And I love the heart rocks from your son. My children have given me a wonderful collection of heart shaped rocks over the last few years and I treasure each and every one.

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  11. And all this time I thought I was the luckiest Mom EVER!
    A lovely story to inspire your lovely work. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. What a great idea in a pocketwatch...and the stones well :) precious.
    I am on board with the HBH ...great idea Rebecca had. It excites me!

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  13. That is seriously too beautiful! Stunning!

    I also collect heart rocks and the best ones come from my daughters :) Kids are just the best!

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  14. that is soo Precious. my heart is so Warmed by this sweet thought!....this was a morning I really needed that.
    Your pocket watch is adorable
    Warmly
    Stacy~Creativemuse

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  15. Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................

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