A lot has happened since last I wrote you. Valentines Day came and went. The rest of February came and went. I went to and came back from the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. And my sweet little nephew, only 5 months old, went to heaven to be with Jesus.
He had a rare medical condition, and there wasn’t anything the doctors could have done differently to try and save him. After we found out, we had about a week with him, and then he went.
At times like this, I find my faith in Christ a great comfort. My sister and brother-in-law have shown strength throughout this experience that is nothing short of supernatural. We have all had so much love poured out on us through family, friends, and our faith in God, it has been truly astounding.
So, in honor of all this love, I wanted to share a project with you I had originally meant to post for Valentines Day, before everything happened.
These crochet heart pins are super easy to make, and so cute when finished. You can pin them to just about anything! We pinned one to a sweet little teddy bear for my nephew while he was in the hospital.
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To make these heart pins, you will need Super Chunky yarn (I used Hometown USA yarn from Lion Brand), a size N crochet hook, and standard metal brooch backs (I got mine from a Joann Fabrics Crafts store). The heart pattern is from Emma Lovepie’s aptly named blog How to Crochet a Heart.
To Make: Using Emma’s pattern, super chunky yarn, and size N crochet hook, crochet a heart. Using the starting and finishing yarn tails, tighten and close the central circle in the heart (nobody wants a hole in their heart!).
Next, using a needle and thread to match your heart, sew the pin back to the wrong side of your heart. (if you are in a hurry, or dislike sewing, you could always hot glue it, but I think sewing it on looks nicer 😉 )
And there you have it! One super cute reminder for you to live a life of love, today and everyday. One of my favorite Bible verses about love is: “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels but have not love, I am a resounding gong or a clanging symbol.” (1 Corinthians 13:1).
If you’re reading this, and you are one of the precious people who has been praying for my family during this difficult time in our lives, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, truly. Much love and gratitude to you!
Until next time, lovelies <3