Sew Red and Valentine's.....

Happy Valentine's Day!!! I think it is one of my favorite days because it was my grandmother's birthday, Clara Valentine....I miss her! This day is to be full of love and isn't about gifts and roses and chocolate to me but the beauty of loving...

"We are reminded how short life really is, and how we are just passing through. So,all the people you haven't told you love lately, tell them, and live your days like you mean it." - Hal Sutton

I am excited to be posting about a great project that I was a part of.... Sew Red and the Sew Red blog tour....What is Sew Red? It is a really cool book with beautiful projects from a variety of folks in the Quilting and Sewing Industry... and everything is in RED....this book was created to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease in women! How amazing to be a part of such a great cause. I am blessed to not have lost any women in my family to heart disease. It is such a huge issue for us and it takes people like Laura Zander - the founder of Jimmy Beans Wool (btw an awesome yarn shop) to take a step up and make us all aware. Laura's from the knitting world and started her quest for awareness with Stitch Red... a needlework book that was filled with projects in red... This is an fun and important blog tour I hope you have the time to visit some of the other blogs for their projects and thoughts on heart disease....I have added a list to the end of this post on all the other folks contributing....

But I thought I would first share some pics.....

The book....

The quilt I did for the project....Love their photography!!!

Turned out so beautiful.... I really was honored to be part of such a great book.

Have a great HEART healthy Valentine's Day!!!!




2/11 - Kay Whitt -
2/12 - Marcia Harmening -
2/13 - Ty Pennington - He'll actually be posting on Stitch Red Blog, as he does not have his own blog -
2/15 - Patty Young -
2/18 - Mark Cesarik - and you!
2/19 - Amy Butler - she'll also be posting on the Stitch Red site
2/20 - Sweetwater -
2/21 - Brett Bara -
2/22 - Saremy Duffy -
2/23 - Nancy Zieman -
2/25 - Tula Pink - and Kaari Meng/French General -
2/27 - Anna Maria Horner -
2/28 - Kristen Ashbaugh Helmreich -