I made this heart during the springtime and sent it in to the Piecework Heart Ornament Contest.
Needless to say, it was not selected.
At the time I was imagining intricate embroidered hearts with lots of fancy stitches. I had wool out for other projects and the colors were perfect for hearts.
The thread was from a sampler pack of remnants from a yarn shop. It was a 3 ply cotton yarn that stitched beautifully on the wool. I have since looked for and been unable to find a whole skein. I found something very similar but the colors change about every yard instead of every inch.
And beads! Had to add beads.
I picked up the latest Piecework with the contest results yesterday. All the winning hearts are fabulous. I am so jealous of the bleeding hearts. I wish I had the patience to stitch something like that.
Oh well, Piecework will have another contest announced in the fall. I'm going to try something more ambitious and competitive.