Friday, May 20, 2011

A Glimpse at My Heart

I love crafting of all kinds, but seldom get the time to craft. When things get particularly stressful I have a strong desire to create something. It's like I need to make order out of something. (Unfortunately, I don't feel the same way about house cleaning.)

This Illusion Heart Wash Cloth seemed like it would be a lovely thing to make.  It requires two contrasting colours of yarn and knitting and purling while following a pattern.  When you look straight down at the wash cloth it is striped. When you look at more of an angle you can see the heart. It was there all along -- disguised by the stripes.

As I was knitting (and watching the heart start to appear), I realized something.  There are times when I 'wear my heart on my sleeve', but most of the time my cheerful facade hides my heart -- protecting it from the prying eyes of onlookers and casual acquaintances who feign friendship.

Of course I can't be the only one with self-preservation techniques like smiling...

And so I was reminded to take the time to 'look more closely' at others.  If I do, maybe I can get a glimpse at their hearts...

~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~


  1. Hey chelsey! I'm still on a blog break, but decided to stop by :). Love the heart wash cloth! Love your heart too. Hope you have a great day today. :)

  2. Thanks Julie -- you're so sweet...

  3. What a cute washcloth- & a wonderful reminder to take times to see what is really in the hearts of others!

  4. it's so true, and you are so talented! Wow!

  5. so cool! the heart turned out great and i loved your "wearing it on my sleeves" analogy:)

  6. This is cool! I'm a heart-hider, too. And I liked your comment about house cleaning. DITTO!

  7. Thanks Meredith and Jodi!

    Nice to meet you Meredith...

    Jodi, I didn't know you were a fellow heart-hider...

  8. Love that you craft when you're stressed..i eat :(
    The heart is awesome, you are one talented girl!


  9. Jody, I admit I turn to chocolate far too often, but I'd *like* to craft when I'm stressed...

  10. What a beautiful post. And I know first hand that you have a beautiful heart, my friend! <3

    -Kim U.

  11. When Im stressed I like to read or clean! Great post thanks!


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