Amidst the snow, a pop of red. The single strand of thread binding the edges. Intentionally sloppy and delicate. That's real love. *this is a repost from 2/14
A bit of felt (or any fabric, really, but it should be made of strong stuff). A sweetheart template (you remember how to make a heart). Scissors, stuffing fluff, a needle and thread. A handful of buttons.
The template is pink for tenderness. Trim your fabric.
Begin the stitch, keep it close but messy, like real life. Stop a few inches before the end and examine it closely, just like a brand new baby. Fill it with soft fuzzy stuff.
Now stitch it safely closed and tie a love knot. Button it up to keep it cozy.
Put it in a little nest to keep it safe.
*Health note: I'm having my ovaries removed (preventive surgery) on Wednesday. My mom had ovarian cancer and after the November surgery and CA, we decided I'd be better off without them. Life continues. I'll be sure to pop in with an update. It's a simple surgery. I'm feeling lucky if not particularly happy.