Friday, February 5, 2016

Thoughts From a Patchwork Heart

Hello, Sweet Friends and Dear Family, 
I hope your week is full of lovely blessings! 

Mine is always full of joy because of you, 
and your kind visits. 

Have I told you how much I appreciate 
all of your dear comments? 

Well, I do! 
I love this little world of blogging, 
where we get to make the most wonderful friends
and keep in touch with loved ones near and far. 


Today is Five on Friday and I would love to share 
Five lovely quotes as I show you my little patchwork

These little hearts are made with old, worn and tattered
quilts, that have seen too much love and heartache. 
Rescued and patched together, 
they now have new life, with their memories 
and love still to share. 

Much like all of us <3

Little heartstrings of love. 

'Courtesies of a small and trivial 
character are the ones which strike 
deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart'

- Henry Clay, Statesman -

'Remember that everyone you meet is afraid
of something, loves something and has lost something' 

H. Jackson Brown Jr., writer

'I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart' 

Anne Frank

'The measure of love is compassion;
The measure of compassion is kindness' 

- St. Paul, Apostle -

'Love that goes upward is worship. 
Love that goes outward is affection. 
Love that stoops is grace.' 

- Donald Grey Barnhouse, Pastor - 


Today I am joining:

Five on Friday

Won't you join the fun? 


  1. Your hearts and quotes and sentiments are beautiful! Just like you! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx

  2. I loved your hearts and quotes today Karen. Have a nice weekend!

  3. What wonderful hearts, I love the stitching so pretty.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

  4. Your patchwork hearts are adorable, Karen! Especially the one with the tiny heart button on it ... Such a detailed work!
    So many beautiful treasures in your house - pretty things to all seasons and occasions - a home filled with loving care, cherished traditions and warm fellowship!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Anna Frank's quote is wonderful.
    I remember when I read her Diary and when I visited her hause in Amsterdam, such a touching place.
    Your hearts are so cute.
    have a great weekend

  6. Hello Karen, The patchwork hearts are so pretty for your lovely post, full of love. You have chosen such meaningful quotes to accompany the hearts.
    Have an enjoyable weekend.

  7. The patchwork hearts are a real joy and the quotes were a pleasure, a really delightful post.

  8. Lovely quotes today! Love the kitty in the last pic.

  9. Beautiful hearts and sentiments!

  10. Oh, I just love all of your hearts! I especially love the banner on the end of the bed....and the kitty! I too love and appreciate all the wonderful blogging friends there are out there. I get to "talk" to so many friends everyday through blogging that my days are not lonely at all!

  11. Sweet lovely hearts and I love your heart banner! I appreciate people taking the time in creating something new from old...especially from a well loved quilt. Great quotes as well. I

  12. The wee hearts are very, very sweet! I like them against the back of the settee - so pretty!

  13. I love your hearts made from much loved quilts who have a new life as loving hearts. And, I think I spied your beautifully hand crocheted baskets, too. It always is a joy to read your blog and seeing the beautiful pictures you share. Have a wonderful weekend and I send you my best wishes. Hugs, Pat

  14. I always love visiting you here and thought of you often when I was on my break. Your hearts are just fantastic! They are pretty and soft and perfect with those amazing words! Wishing you an amazing weekend Karen! Nicole xo

  15. It's been some time since I stopped by. I love this post as I love all the little hearts and your beautiful home. I have had trouble viewing you blog in the past and gave up for awhile. I was happy to be able to get on today! I have missed you.

  16. Dear Karen,

    I always love coming to visit you and see all the beautiful things you share.
    The hearts are all gorgeous and that you have made them from old quilts.
    Also thanks for sharing all the lovely quotes.
    Thanks for your kind visit to my blog and wishing you a happy weekend

  17. What a lovely post Karen. Love your beautiful hearts and your quotes are wonderful. Very appropriate for this time of year. I too love the friendship gained from blogging. Barbara xx

  18. I love all the hearts you have made, just beautiful. xx

  19. You have a lovely home! Your hearts remind me of my crazy quilting hobby... I was very keen on it a few years ago... I enjoyed your quotes!

  20. Dear Karen, I'm happy that I can visit you through blogging. Your hearts are so pretty. I picked out the one with the green leaf as I love anything to do with plants, but they're all so lovely and enhance your rooms. The quotes are precious too. Bless your heart for sharing.

  21. A heartfelt post but if kindness and sensitivity. We enjoy being your friend and love this blogging community. Thank you for a wonderful share x

  22. What beautiful quilt hearts, Karen! And such a wonderful way to rescue old quilts. I too get much joy from the blogging community. I enjoyed the quotations but especially the one from Barnhouse. That is beautiful and so true. When we think of the Creator and Sustainer of the universe stooping to share his world with us and to love us enough to give us his Son, it is an awesome thing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  23. I just love these little patchwork hearts! I have a very old and worn quilt that my grandmother made. It's last days of usefulness were spent drying our horse after cold wet rains. But I remember it fondly when I was little as it rested over my bed, and admiring all the little squares of fabrics. I found it in my parents' basement and asked Mom if I could have it. She was surprised I wanted it, but gladly gave it up. Only a few of the blocks are complete, the rest are worn through to the batting. Now you have given me some ideas of what to do with it ;)
    You have chosen some lovely quotes today. The one by Anne Frank I felt the strongest.
    Thank you for your comment on mine about no-reply bloggers. My only concern was that I was sending out all these replies, but never knew if anyone was receiving them. You'd think the email would bounce it back to me if it was undelivered. Now that I know you don't receive them, I can stop writing out these replies and will just visit all of you instead. No, don't feel badly, I'm so glad you took the time to explain :) Have a wonderful weekend Karen! Thanks again for sharing this heart idea.

  24. Hello, lovely words and post. I love your pretty patchwork hearts and banners. I love blogging and visiting blogs from all around the USA and the world. Enjoy your weekend!

  25. Awww Karen, I loved seeing the darling patchwork hearts and the lovely quotes that you shared to accompany them. Each of the quotes gave me much to ponder as I start my day.
    Love and blessings are sent to you!

  26. Karen, Beautiful quotes and love your hearts. Thanks for sharing your lovely work!
    You have a lovely home too!

  27. Amazing quotes.
    Loving your patchwork hearts, so creative & meaningful.
    Kitty certainly knows where it's cosy & comfortable.
    Have a great weekend :)

  28. Dear Karen ~ What lovely hearts and quotes. Great for this month when love is celebrated.

    Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

  29. Those hearts are just precious, I always love to see old quilts used for new purposes, it makes you feel good that they are not just discarded.
    I especially love how they look on the bed rail, your sweet kitty was a good model with them :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  30. Cute idea to do with old tattered quilts. I see many at the Goodwill. You could probably do spring flower shaped ones!

  31. I love blog world too! I think blogs like yours with the beautiful photos are so popular because we long for simpler times. A collective sigh. Peace.

  32. warm, cozy, welcoming spots in your home. only made sweeter with hearts!!!!

  33. Hi Karen, love this post and the beautiful hearts you have about your pretty home. Such joy to see and I know you enjoy them. Thank you for sharing your words and beautiful photos. Very inspiring. Blessings for the rest of the weekend. xo

  34. Beautiful hearts and beautiful thoughts, thank you for sharing!

  35. Karen, your patchwork hearts are sweet. I've always had a thing for hearts, and around Valentine's Day, I love them even more. The quote, "love that goes upward" is surely my favorite. Some of the words that Anne Frank spoke were truly special, weren't they?

    Thanks for sharing your collection of patchwork hearts. They were delightful. :)


  36. Wonderful patchwork hearts! So many great ideas for them...I may have to make me a few!

  37. Just love this Karen! And hope you know how appreciated you are too and I love your visits so much! :) Those hearts just sing out "cozy home". Beautiful quotes too. Thanks for sharing sweet Friend and have a happy weekend! xoxo

  38. I love those little quilted hearts... so comforting and homey...

  39. Lovely pictures, full of heart and hearts. I especially love the last one with the cat looking directly at the camera!

  40. Hola precioso blog y preciosos trabajos los que he podido contemplar me quedo de seguidora y así poder admirar tus trabajos más de cerca...besos

  41. Hello Karen, my dear friend, thos patchwork hearts are georgeous! I love them all!
    and it looks so warm and comfy in your home much Love in every single room, in evrey place ...Wonderful!
    Have a lovely new week,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings to you,
    Claudia xo

  42. A lovely post - beautiful words and beautiful pictures. Well done, Karen. x

  43. Dearest Karen,
    A very hearty post; literally too!
    Love little Maggie being in the picture and that very last quote is my favorite one.
    How precious for making hearts out of those loved and worn down quilts!
    Got way behind since Saturday I had a big birthday. Now catching up on things after a lovely dinner with friends.

  44. Hi dear Karen !! Esa guirnaldas es una belleza y con corazones en patchwork .. Me encanta para san Valentín

  45. Karen, I love all your hand stitched hearts strung about your house. I pinned the one made from an old quilt with 3 hearts on a ribbon. They are so sweet.

  46. The hand stitched hearts are cute and I like it when you hang them at the foot of your bed.

  47. Love all of your hand stitched hearts and they look darling in your home. i have several old quilts, and think that is a great idea of something lasting to do with them. You have inspired me!

  48. A post full of hearts and love. Beautiful photos and quotes. The photo with the kittie on the bed is my favourite.

  49. Karen, I love your crafting with well-loved quilts. Your home looks so warm and welcoming. I see Maggie couldn't resist!


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