playin’ with hearts ~ update with austyn mae and rowan

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hi friends!

i was cleaning up the sewing studio recently ~ {just a very little bit}, and on my constant “to-do” list are hearts. i keep scraps from quilts, paper, fabric and a combination of the two, and they are thrown into a drawer next to my sewing machine, and when i’m in the mood, i grab a few, put cardstock paper backs on them, attach a simple ribbon, and then simply stitching a zig zag around the perimeter. 

i love turning them into small mementos that have a creative and functional purpose, such as bookmarks, but also i send them in cards, or as thank you gifts.

{and it’s fun making something pretty} from scraps and bits…

most of them are small; from 2 inches to 4 inches.  although but a small touch, they have big impact {i pray}.  and these small little touches became a ministry, one that touched these two children’s young lives.  you may remember darling little austyn mae and sweet little boy, rowan? 

these two children were diagnosed with cancer shortly after they were born. we had a fund raiser with these hearts, and a quilt raffle for rowan here on the blog.  i thought you might like to see them, and what an awesome God we have, how our prayers, and kindnesses… made with small bits and big hearts… {thank you again}

here they are now {praise to God the Father} and {get a kleenex}:

recently, as flower girl and ring bearer in a local wedding… 

rowan leading austyn up the aisle {she was a bit shy, and a little scared in front of all those people}…

 but he never let go of her … reassuring her every step of the way…

photographer beth rood ~ used with permission

and that’s pretty much what alot of life is about.  doing small things with a big love.

thank you Father God.  we praise You and give you thanks, and all the glory is yours!


Comments 8

  1. Praise God indeed ! Thanks for that post, sometimes we need our eyes opened to what's really important. The hearts are beautiful..

  2. Kleenex at hand, oh my gosh, what a man that sweet boy will become. Hope they are both well over their illness. xox

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