This pin-keep heart is another of the projects I made as part of the Roses on My Table mixed-media art group. A few of the elements still need to be stitched in place... they're pinned for now. But it's an easy-to-sew project, and provides a place to showcase embellishments (of which there are many!). I have a number of pins tucked away in the jewelry box that will now get out and about, and be seen for a change.
The hand-crocheted piece at the bottom of the heart, seen in the photo below, is from the edging on a pair of pillowcases given to us by a family member as a wedding present. The pillowcases wore out, but I trimmed the lovely edging off and kept it for just such a project as this. We just celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary last week, so it seemed timely to finally give a small piece of the edging a home. It just goes to show that the creative "stuff" we hang onto does eventually have a use. I can get quite lost in sorting through buttons, beads, and trims! It's a very happy pastime.