I also love how the Lotta Dots-Ocean Mist fabric fits perfectly for the snow background! Falling along with the snow is a trail of hearts leading to the little snowman at the bottom. He’s growing inside and out! Besides, I think the blue-green and different shades of red look really pretty together!
Project 14 in Fast, Fun, and More Gifty is the Catching Hearts Bell Pull. This is my very first bell pull and I love it. Years ago, I was a member of The Embroider’s Guild of America and was quite intrigued with the embroidered bell pulls. It was the first time I’d heard of them and they are so beautiful.
Traditionally, a bell pull is woven and is used as a pull cord with a handle or knob that attaches at the bottom. It was used to call butlers, maids, or servants in homes. They were also used in hotels in the early 19th century as a centralized bell system.
I had so much fun stitching the applique and love the simple quilting around the edges.
Isn’t this little snowman cute?! I love that he’s catching and hugging his heart. It’s as if he’s saying, “awe, thank you! My heart is important to me.”