Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sewing (and stitching) RED!
I am interrupting my quilt top sharing this week to paint the blog red! I am so proud to be a part of a lovely book by Laura Zander called Sew Red. It's the follow-up title to Knit Red, both of which remind us to take care of our hearts, and send a portion of their proceeds to help fund the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of Heart Truth. My project contribution is called "Target Practice" which offers a patchy-style belt that surrounds an embroidery pattern that I completed using red crewel wool a cream background.
In addition to my project there are loads of lovely garment, accessory, quilt and decor sewing projects by many of my friends in the industry. Also of course a whole bunch of talented people I don't know! Additionally each designer offers a little personal experience whether it be a heart healthy recipe or a way in which heart disease has touched their lives, as it has mine with the loss of my maternal grandmother years ago. I think she would have loved my project.
It's an all around good book, put together by good people who are doing good.
Take care of your heart! xoxo, Anna
*Sew Red by Laura Zander, published by Sixth&Spring Books. Photo by Rose Callahan copyright © 2012 by Sixth&Spring Books/Soho Publishing. Used by permission