Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Joy Jam!

Beth Wheeler from the blog "Confessions of a Thread Junkie" is having a Joy Jam!   She challenged her readers to make some hearts with the word Joy on them and give them to people you think might need some joy in their life.   It's nearing the 1 year anniversary of my father's death (Father's Day 2011), so I thought a little joy in my life would be just the ticket.  Here are my hearts:
Basically, I took out my ribbon basket, made a quilt sandwich out of muslin and started sewing all types sizes of ribbons across the sandwich.  I cut that ribbon quilt up into 3" x 3.5" pieces and then cut out hearts.  I didn't want to run ribbon through my printer, so I experimented with a bunch of pens and found a gold metallic gel pen that would write on satin ribbon without bleeding too much.  Here's a close up of one of the hearts above.
Now I can't wait to pass them out.   My father's sisters are coming to visit on Monday, June 4th...what would have been my father's 81st birthday.  They might need a little joy to take home with them.       Where the other hearts go is a mystery right now....but I'm sure I'll be able to spread a little joy for a while.  


  1. I love this! So cute and a great way to touch others :)

  2. Those are very cute..I think people will love them!