Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hearts Aren't Only for Valentine's Day

As I was searching through my pics I found some HEARTS and one LOVE but none were for Valentine's Day :) 

The one and only heart potato. Really! It was in the bag of potatoes I brought to the cabin for Thanksgiving. It's still on the windowsill and sprouting eyes :)

An anniversary card made by my grandfather, Stanton M. Bower, in 1953.

A dotted swiss heart-shaped apron and pocket.

A string-pieced vest I made in 1988 with an appliqued heart design on the back outlined in silk ribbon.

An Artfolds 'LOVE' book sculpture of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility that I purchased at Barnes & Noble last year. Check out more books and designs here

A label for a quilt I made Aunt Midge after taking a "Writing on Quilts" workshop with Susan McKelvey in 1996

A Baltimore Album block I co-designed for GSQ's friendship quilt in 1988 when Rita and Rachel were project coordinators. My block partner, Gail Hausler, won the quilt at the guild's Strawberry Supper that year. Lucky her!

And a snow heart pic that my daughter took in the woods near our cabin where it is currently -16 degrees and getting colder by the minute.

If you'd like to see my other Valentine's Day / Heart posts here are the links:  




Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer


  1. I love just finding random hearts. I think your potato only has eyes for you!

  2. I love the Jane Austen's book, very original !
    Love your potatoe too...ah ! ah !

  3. What clever hearts you have! Thanks for sharing.

  4. what a charming post of your Heart collection. I really like folded book designs and that one is awesome. the potato is amazing!!
    off to see past posts