Goodness gracious me oh my. This project has been a Long Time Coming!
Begun back in 2019, but not really realized until 2020, Key to My Heart was a spin-off of a group of voided monogram projects that I was working on at the time.
Finally, this project is ready for you!
Key to My Heart is a 50-page downloadable PDF packed with all the information you need – with large, detailed photos – to take you step by step through creating this project. It’s like a mini workshop or class. The e-book is filled with embroidery tips and techniques for this project, but they also can apply to pretty much any hand embroidery project!
I include information on substitutions, if you don’t have access to the same supplies. It really is a universal project – you can use any fabric, any thread, any trim to make the heart uniquely your own.
Both the front and the back of the heart are embroidered. I have to admit, I love the sampler bands on the back! And of course, you’ll find all the instructions for the various lines – as well as suggestions for others – within the e-book.
Whether you’re making the heart into a sachet or a hanging ornament, the outcome is really bright and happy! It would make a perfect gift – for your mom, a friend, a child, grandchild – or just for yourself! Even though it’s perfectly suited to Valentine’s Day, it would make a lovely wedding token any time of year, a beautiful Mother’s Day gift, or even a Christmas tree ornament.
In this particular PDF, I focused on keeping the images larger so that they’re easy to see, whether you’re viewing them on a screen (where you can zoom and really see the details) or whether you’re using printed pages.
I also used a different font that tends to look less crowded on a page, so that it’s easy to read.
If you have purchased the Garden Bright floche pack on Needle ‘n Thread, you have all the same threads I used to create this project. There’s a list of the thread numbers in the PDF. The nice thing about DMC floche is that the numbers correspond to the same numbers in stranded cotton, so if you want to use stranded cotton, you’ve got the color numbers!
That said, you might change the color scheme completely – it’s up to you!
I’ll have the Garden Bright floche in stock again soon. I have a big shipment on the way and we’ll be working on thread packs as soon as it gets here.
If you have the White Linen Sampler Pack from Needle ‘n Thread, you also have the fabric that I used on this project. If you don’t have that, never fear! I’ve included information on the fabric and on what to do when you make substitutions. I particularly like linen for this project, because it makes the linear nature of the back of the project very easy to space and to stitch. Still, you can use any fabric – it’s up to you!
You can find Key to My Heart available right here in my shop.
The PDF will be delivered to you via a download link in your email, so please be sure to double check your email address when you enter it… nothing worse than a heart floating around in the ether, undeliverable! Especially on Valentine’s Day!
If the download email doesn’t show up within 30 minutes after your purchase, please check your filters – spam, social, promotional, and other similar folders – in case it’s been slid somewhere else by your email service provider. Some email service providers are not fond of auto-generated emails and may block an email. Just drop me a line if it doesn’t show up and I’ll get the PDF to you!
Today, I’m nursing my eye, which is much improved, and I’m prayin’ hard for no further complications. Tomorrow, I plan to STITCH! I haven’t been able to for almost a month now. I cannot wait!
Thanks so much for hanging out with me here on Needle ‘n Thread! I really hope you enjoy my heart!