Saturday, September 7, 2019


Hello dear friends, 
I wonder how you are all ? 

Already first week of September has gone, and I wanted
to show you this heart created for a dear Danish friend ,
for her birthday . 

A little story told , of the love between the
two beautiful people , here taken from a 
paper napkin , and adhered to the fabric.

The rest is old embroideries, all hold together with slow stitching 
and buttons .

I was so lucky to find this old English piece for
almost nothing , I love it.

One of the last  hollyhock flowers this year ,

And a most adorable and beautiful tiny book 
I was gifted for my birthday , from a dear friend , in USA .

I hope you are all doing good, and wish you a lovely weekend.

Hugs and love 


Naomi said...

Dorthe, a lovely heart you've made! Such a sweet gift for your friend. Also, I LOVE the pink hollyhock. Hollyhocks remind me of being a little girl at my grandmother's where she had them growing behind her garage. I have wanted to grow them for forever and finally I have prepared a bed for them and will plant some seeds this Fall to bloom next Summer. I so excited to think I will have their flowers next year in my garden.

And the pitcher is beautiful. Is it one of the Old Britain Castles series?

I love the tiny book your friend gave you, too. Such a nice birthday present!

I always look forward excitedly to a new post from you. Hope you are well and your new week starts off peacefully.

"Til next time...

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello to you Dorthe~ Such a wonderful post! I love the vintage style heart you have created; with all its textures and shades of white - depicting a beautiful love story! Your flower and button additions are lovely and add to the warmth of this gorgeous heart~ [I was even inspired to make a simple heart of my own! TFS]
The English pitcher you found is certainly beautiful; & isn't that so fun to find a great piece!?!
Ooo I love your 'birthday gift' from USA! This is gorgeous; she is a talented friend~ Very special.
Dorthe I am sorry to see the 'last' of the Hollyhocks : ( signaling the changes in weather and farewells to Summer. It is always too soon for me to say goodbye! ; ) Hugs to you friend, karen o

Sue Kosec said...

Just beautiful artwork … by you and your sweet and thoughtful friend. Isn't it wonderful to be able to sit down and create something beautiful to put a smile on someone's face? I love it.

Have a happy and productive crafting day!

Sue said...

Your heart is beautiful Dorthe, you can see the love that has gone into creating it. The stitching and buttons tie in just perfectly. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

butterfly said...

How wonderful to find a post from you! The heart you made for your friend is heart-stoppingly lovely, with those beautiful figures holding out their hands to one another... it really tells a story. And of course the vintage buttons and laces and embroidery give depth and texture to that story too.

You certainly found a bargain in that lovely old jug, and it's really pleasing how that blush of colour leads on to the stunning hollyhock, glowing in the sun. And then the rosy pink again in the setting of the final photo, the tiny hints of colour on the wonderful book itself, echoed in the flowers you've set it beside. Great staging of an amazing gift.
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

Oh wow, what an array of beauty here, Alison found the perfect words for all what you showed us in this posting.
Your amazing fabric lace heart has stolen my heart today! Happy weekend dear Dorthe!
Big hugs
Susi xxx

Vintagealfien said...

Amazing blog you have, love it
Birgitte aka Alfien

Diana Taylor said...

What treasures to see this week dear Dorthe. The heart is utterly gorgeous and a wonderful gift for your friend to receive. I love the jug you found, it's such a beautiful colour - I find it very hard to resist buying old china, it's often so much prettier than the more modern stuff! The little book is so sweet and looks charming alongside the pretty pink flowers.
Hugs, Diana xx

Bente said...

Hei Dorhe. Det hjertet var bare helt nydelig. Heldige venninde som fikk den flotte gaven.


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Dearest Dorthe, please forgive me for missing this post last month you know how busy September was for me. I feel like the month was taken so quickly.
What a beautiful piece of embroidery all gathered as one within a heart. Made with love to tell that love story and to hang so we can all read their story. Those pretty buttons are like the cherry on the cake, I adore it as must your friend.
What a lovely find was your water jug, I remember that pattern as a child and I am sure my great Grand Mother had serving dishes to match. I often wonder what people will find of interest of this day in the next 100 years.
The book you were given for your Birthday is a work of art how beautiful it looks, you are very much loved sweet lady.
Sending belated Hugs as I move onto Octobers post dear friend.. Tracey xx

Jackie PNeal said...

Sweet Dorthe!
What a fabulous post!
The heart piece with story is just amazing, so beautifully crafted dear friend!
And the English piece, oh my word!! Wows and WOW! How beautiful is that! Good on you Dorthe!

I do love holly hocks and the color of your is such a sweet pink! Only my Niger colored ones came back this year, perhaps next year or maybe it is time to plant more!
Sending you love and hugs
Jackie xo