While today we celebrate romantic love on this day, historically, the feast day of St Valentine was to celebrate and remember the saint who was martyred for his love of Jesus by the Emperor Claudius. As you celebrate today, remember these things:
We love because He (God) first loved us.
1 John 4:19 (Good News for Modern Man - New English Translation)
This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God,
but that he loved us
and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.
1John 4:10 (Good News for Modern Man - New English Translation)
My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you.
John 15:12 (Good News for Modern Man - New English Translation)
Today I want to share the lovely round robin blocks that came home to me from the Heart's Round Robin last year. This heart is by Thalia Holt. I love the beautiful embroidery and all the background embellishments that she added in the white areas! As I finish my blocks for this project, I will continue here lovely little flower motif through several of them!
This lovely heart was stitched by Renee Younger. I just love what she did with the little heart beads! She also did some lovely background motifs that I'll use on some of my blocks.
Kathy Semone was the stitcher of this lovely block! Great scalloped buttonhole seam on the heart! It's one I've added to my book of seams!
Alexandra henry stitched this lovely block! I love her seams, especially in the white area! And that tatted lace around the heart!
This lovely block comes from Barbara Warner! Loving the little ribbon flowers and the stitched white heart on the bottom left!
Can't wait to get my blocks finished for this round robin so I can put this wall hanging together! Maybe by next Valentine's Day!