I was doodling a bit with Inkscape, playing with the new spiro path option, when I decided a hand embroidery pattern for a heart was appropriate for this time of year, St. Valentine’s Day coming up and all. (Well, this is what happens when your spiro path ends up looking like half a mangled heart!) This little design, though, would be suitable for any time of year, really. Kids especially might like the design for embroidery on … well, anything, even clothes.
I titled the hand embroidery pattern “Heart o’ Flowers” for various and sundry reasons, one more striking reason being the fact that it is a heart … full of flowers. The other reason is kind of obscure. When I was growing up, my best friend and I would always say, “In my heart o’ hearts….” whenever we expressed a wish for something or whatever. I don’t know why we said that, but we did. It wasn’t “in my heart OF hearts” – no, that would not be nearly dramatic enough. It was definitely “in my heart o’ hearts.” This design reminded me of that.
(I was just a kid. Don’t hold it against me…)
But in my heart o’ hearts, I’m sure you’ll find a use for this pattern if you like it. If it’s not quite your style, feel free to skip it!
And here’s a handy-dandy PDF of the same pattern. It prints about 4.5″ x 4.5″