May 11, 2010

Embellished With Ribbons and Beads...

I'm being a little sneaky with my title today.
You'll see why when you've read to the end of my post.

These are some of the Hearts' Desire hearts I have created and
given away as gifts. I'm making new ones now, and I'll have
them listed for sale in the Boutique within the next day or so.
I've decided my favorite look is the stitched silk ribbon design
(the blue one in the mosaic-and the lilac one, above),
closely followed by the silk ribbon roses and
embellishments (the one in the upper left photo).

If you leave a comment here today, I'll make one for one lucky
friend. I'll draw a name of one person at midnight tonight and
I'll let you know who the winner is in tomorrow's post.

All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment today.
I'm doing this just for my regular blog friends, so no need
to spread the word, unless it's to send a message to one
of my regular readers who might be a pal of yours, too.

When you leave your comment, I'd love to know
which design speaks to you, and your favorite color.
It will help me design your Hearts' Desire if your name is drawn.
Good luck!

41 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Createology said...

Donna I love everything you hand create. Your talents are amazing. My favorite color is blue...just in case my name comes to the top. Your work always inspires me and reminds me so of my wonderful Grandma who did all hand crafts. Happy creating...

Linda said...

All of your work is so amazing. I think it is because it is done with so much love. I think the sweet ribbon flowers are delicate and beautiful. My favorite colors are pink and blue. You are so sweet to bless one of your followers with this gift. Thank you for the chance.

Lady Farmer said...

I am just amazed at your never ending creativeness! Everything you touch is divine!
How can a person choose a favorite?! They look like they take absolute hours to make! I have been wanting to learn how to do ribbon embroidery and was so enchanted by these when you showed them in a previous post! And now an opportunity to win one!! I love either the purple one in the last photo ( looks like little violets ) or the blue Forget-me-knots. Did I mention I think they are beautiful?! :~P

Lady Farmer said...

I was hoping I wasn't too late ~ it's not midnight here yet!

DeeDee said...

Oh so lovely...I love the ones with the silk flowers too...pinks are my favorites...these are surely eye candy with your lovely work....the quilted hearts alone are beautiful before you even post

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh My Goodness Donna. When I read the post my heart skipped a beat knowing you are in Florida and the hour is so late. I can't believe I missed my chance, I'm kicking my butt. Neils been on the computer all evening. I have one to but it needs to go be debugged. Your hearts are beautiful just like you. Good luck to all the girls who made it in time.

Hugs....Tracy :)

Simple Southern Happiness said...

OH Talented one, It must take your breath away while you create such beauty. Such talent and an eye for the perfect touches that do not overpower.

I love delicate shades of blue and creams with a touch of ribbon and beading.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh, so pretty, Donna!

I love blues or pale greens, I especially loved the creation you featured yesterday.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I especially love the lilac and forget-me-nots.
How is Kes, btw?

peggy aplSEEDS said...

ooooh, these hearts are lovely! my favorite color is usually blue but i love how the soft pink color goes with the white hearts in this project.

The Farmer's Attic said...

I love all your handwork!!! Surprise me :)


Lesley said...

Good morning. I still think the blue flowers are beautiful on the white heart. Your work is enchanting. Blessings

Carol said...

Purple beads and flowers, the perfect combo!

I found your blog just a short time ago and have been drooling ever since.


Shirley said...

I love your lilac heart. I like the blue one to, but you know me and purple. They are so pretty. You have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

Vintage Sandy said...

Donna...all your things are beautiful and having a chance of being a recipient of one is so exciting I love soft pinks & greens w/cream heart thanks so much will be keeping my fingers crossed♥

beth said...

Donna, you are amazing as always! Wow--who could pick a favorite? They are all beautiful and unique. I love pink, but can't take my eyes off the forget me knots, too! Have a great day!

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna,

Thank you so much for this opportunity. The little pillows are so sweet, and the rose one calls to me as I've had a love affair with roses for many years. I love the look of tone on tone, or pink, or soft yellow. I'd be honored if I'm picked, but I'll truly be happy for anyone who wins, as this is a major gift.


Sandi said...

You are too generous. But, I would truly love to have one of these beautiful pieces of your art. I think the blue stitched silk ribbon one is my favorite. Love these.

Nancy said...

Donna, Thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful hearts. I love the blue forget-me-not, which from reading all the comments seems to be the favorite.

Maggey and Jim said...

Your work is exquisite as always. Love the hearts.

The French Bear said...

Donna, I feel like I have missed so much, look at those beautiful pillows, wow, you are so amazing. I love the gorgeous silk ribbon flowers, love the roses....they are all so lovely. I need to go back and reread your last post on the trading cards, they are so elegant, I love my Valentine one...I have not heard of ATC cards until I met you....and I see a delicious salad too. You are so busy and creative!!!!
Margaret B

sweetjeanette said...

What?!?! I have to choose just one?!? LOL I'm so torn! They all have at least one element I love! Those forget-me-nots are absolutely stunning! I always admire ribbon embroidery, and I love roses and pearls too, and I absolutely love anything hearts.... So WHEN (not if) I win, you choose! ~~giggle~~

Beedeebabee said...

Morning Donna! I think they're all equally lovely! Your hearts are sooo beautiful, and you know how much I LOVE mine!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! ... Please don't throw my name in the pot, I don't want to be greedy, I just wanted to again say how beautiful my heart is, and the others really are just as beautiful! xoxo Paulette ;)

Sue K said...

I love them all!! So pretty and so feminine! If I would have to choose one, it would have to be the one with the tiny blue flowers. Lucky will be the lady that does win this precious little heart!!!
hugs, Sue K

Debra said...

Every thing you make is wonderful- my favorite is the lilac heart pillow- that is my favorite color too!

she dreams big! said...

How can I choose? Everything you make is so pretty and I admire your creations every day! But if you force me, the bottom middle photo - white with pink roses!

Can't wait to see what you make next!

~~ Connie

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a lovely offer! Everything you make is so exquisite. There is something so amazingly sweet and innocent about your forget-me-not piece. I am so drawn to it. It makes me smile. I love flowers so much, and they just radiate warmth and happiness!
Much good luck to all! Theresa

Deb said...

Your work never ceases to amaze me. It's like eye candy seeing all the wonderful things that you do. The heart pillows are just beautiful.

Sharon said...

Oh so beautiful. Your hands are being so creative. I love all of them but if I had to choose I guess it would be the blue. Your work is lovely as always.

Lisa Leggett said...

Hi Donna,
These are really beautiful, and so timely for me! I've really been itching to try ribbon embroidery! But more than that, the night before last I made a small heart pillow for my little niece. It's actually a Tooth Fairy pillow with a little pocket on the front to tuck under her bed pillow. She's 5 years old, and has her first wiggly tooth, which so exciting for the little ones! Anyway, I'm really having a hard time with the finishing. Once it's turned inside out and stuffed, how do you finish it up? It seems so simple, and I really feel like a dork for not understanding this better. I've tried the slip stitch time and time again, and it looks terrible, there must be something I'm missing. Now I have this cute little pillow with a big "scar" running down the side where I closed it up. I'm going to have to redo it, I'm not happy with it at all. Ugh. I think I need more sewing lessons. Any hints you can give with regard to finishing up a pillow?

In the meantime, my fingers are crossed to win one of your little beauties!

Have a great day!

Sue said...

Donna, these are so very beautiful! Please count me in!! Like I mentioned on my comment on your previous post - the forget-me-not blues are my favorites. Did you know that they are a special flower for Alzheimers?



Snap said...


They are all beautiful, but I do love silk ribbon and my favorite color -- bright yellow!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh sweet Donna I came over here to say thank you for all the get well wishes and to check on you.
Please honey don't enter me because you have already sent me a surprise that I am looking forward to getting. But you know you shouldn't have but of course I am tickled pink Will let you know when it me something to think about besides a pity party...hahaha
Love you so
How is Hansome doing

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Ooohh, Donna, that entire mosaic pic is just gorgeous ~ every single one of your hearts!! And I sooo love the name Hearts Desire ~ just perfect for your sweet creations. Hmmm, my very favorite would have to be the lilac silk ribbon embroidered one. I've got a pink/lavender bedspread that that one would look over the top gorgeous on!!!!

Thanks for a fun (secret) giveaway!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Denise said...

Well, as I mentioned before the Lilacs remind me of 'Lilac Sunday" here in VT which is this Sunday. And the blue forget me nots remind me also of special friends in Alaska. But really, they are all lovely it it amazes me how many beautiful things you create...and quickly! Have a great evening and thank you for sharing with us always.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Donna. You have the most generous heart!!!! I would SO love to win some of your gorgeous handiwork...I love white, creams, vanillas and tans...and the forget me not design is GORGEOUS to me, hugs and love, Dawn

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Donna! They are beautiful! It's still TODAY to! What a sweet giveaway! I love them all but the one with the pink/brown rose~bud is pulling at my HEART~strings!


Michelle May said...

I love everything you make! Of course, the blue one matches my decor the best. hee,hee,hee.
Love ya girlfriend and of course I am regular and so proud to be!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! Each and everyone of your hearts are a beautiful work of art! I love all of them, they are gorgeous.

Rebecca said...

Hi Donna
those hearts are so beautiful... I love the ribbon forgetmenots. I love to do handwork - it is so relaxing! Yours is just wonderful

Brynwood Needleworks said...

THE DRAWING IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED, but you can still leave comments on this post.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the surprise giveaway!


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