I want to thank Leslie from Leslie's Art and Sew for sharing her Hope Hearts yesterday. I first saw Leslie's blog a few months ago and knew I wanted to make a set of Hope Hearts for a dear friend who has battled breast cancer. She is currently cancer free! But she is facing several more reconstructive surgeries. If I could give Janet Hope on a day that may feel hopeless, that would be a gift that could brighten an otherwise bleak day and encourage her heart to keep believing.
I ordered Leslie's Hope Heart kit. The kit is COMPLETELY FREE! I sent an email offering to reimburse her for the kit and the postage. I was graciously turned down and encouraged to just pass on a kindness. Isn't that wonderful? I received my kit and immediately started planning.
I contacted several mutual friends and we organized a time to get together. We decided 52 hearts would be our number to stitch. Janet will have a new heart each week for an entire year. We are all believers and I decided to incorporate an encouraging Bible promise on each of our hearts. This will point Janet back to the Giver Of All Hope. We also tried to incorporate a touch of pink in each of our hearts.
Connie and I had a prep day before we all got together. We chose our fabrics and cut out our hearts.
The night we stitched was tons of fun. We not only stitched but shared our lives, catching up with one another. A friend that couldn't be with us provided the basket.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
One of my favorite promises.