Friday, 12 February 2010

Mending a Broken Heart

3 of my most shocking life experiences happened within a 3 months period of time last year, and while life goes on and we with it, I’m slowly mending my broken heart.
The third sample from my Make A Heart tutorial, "Mending a Broken Heart", has been my Let it go, let it grow project for 8 days. It has been stitched, and stitched and stitched some more. I have absolutely loved working on it! I still have more mending to do though, so there will be more stitching in my future.

I have taken pictures of the progress, but the white tulle always seemed to take front stage with the colours as a backdrop. I finally figured out why; it’s the way the light hits it when it lays in the window sill. When I hung it on the wall, the colours look perfect.
Now I’ll add this to Amylou’s Sew & Tell, pop over and get inspired.


31 comments:

  1. as always wow, and i love it.

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  2. Love your symbolism - it takes a lot of work to heal a broken hart...
    And the hart looks very pretty, a lot of love surrounding that hart. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Hi Nina Lise,

    I love your heart and the symbolism behind it...it makes every stitch that little bit more precious as it heals.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  4. Me too. I hope you are healing well? Your heart is amazing, I think I need to do this. I have a beautiful blog friend that started working with hearts to mend a broken heart. You would like her work.

    http://caterinagiglio.blogspot.com

    If you have time to scroll down the page you will see some of her heart work.

    I promise not to signpost on my next visit. Your work resonates and reminds me of friends at times. Art heals xJ

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  5. I am not a quilter but found your blog through OWOH and I love your patterns and colors. Look forward to seeing more.

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  6. wow...that's a fabulous idea

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  7. why is it that things like that really do always happen in 3s? Glad you are finding healing. Beautiful work!!

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  8. What a beautiful therapeutic process. I love the heart.

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  9. beautiful! love the 'let it go let it grow' idea!

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  10. So beautiful and interesting. Even better that it serves as therapy - my favorite part of quilting. :)

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  11. The colors are beautiful and the stitching really integrates into the fabric perfectly.

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  12. I just love how you do all of that beautiful stitching on the project. Soooo pretty!

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  13. Mending hearts is always good. I love the stitching, on stitching on stitching and the thought that it might never be done.
    Beautiful work. I see you like Minnette Walters too, dark lady but very good.

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  14. Nina Lise, this is beautiful as is all your work. So glad you have found a beautiful way and outlet of mending your broken heart.

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  15. I feel very special that you share such personal work with us, Nina Lise. Stitching is such a soul-soothing art...it is wonderful to hear you finding peace through needle and thread.

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  16. What a special project and heart. Wishing you an incredible weekend!

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  17. Great job, and my prayers are with you today for continued healing!
    Blessings,
    KT

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  18. The process of this kind of work is so comforting, isn't it? Beautiful.

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  19. Wow, Isn't it amazing how healing a project like that can be? It's beautiful, and I love how the more mending there is done, the more character the project has.

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  20. A lovely and very special piece! Stitching does help.

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  21. Incredible handwork here! Like great oil paintings I would love to touch the texture and feel the patterns the thread would make under my hand. I see how you used the tulle as a grid. Nice!

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  22. Thanks for sharing this piece. It's wonderful as all your work is:)

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  23. Gøy og følge fremgangsmåten din på denne quilten, kreativt må man si. Liker godt løperen din i lyse farger også. Ønsker deg en god helg.

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  24. Simply Amazing, Nina! I have had to mend many a broken heart, so I think I can relate. I really find sewing as a way to "let it go"...and hand stitching is so calming and therapeutic. My favorite part of quilting is hand stitching the back of the binding...so relaxing. Now, you make sure to have yourself a very happy Valentines day, my dear!

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  25. Beautiful Nina, what a great way to heal, sew hearts. Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  26. Wow! Truly beautiful! Happy Valentine's day to you!

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  27. Your creativity is amazing. Very glad to hear that your art is helping you heal.

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  28. Beautiful handwork! It's amazing how art can help us heal.

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  29. Beautiful stitching... wonderful how the hand can help heal the heart.

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  30. I hope this beautiful heart helps to heal yours! Stitching can be so comforting and I love the symbolism!

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  31. this is beautiful...what a amazing way to heal a heart. thanks for sharing some of that process.

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