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What Makes Your Heart Happy?
During February we’ve been talking a lot about doing things to keep your heart healthy, and we shouldn’t forget that an important part of heart health is doing what you love! This commercial for Equador, with the stunning photography and wonderful Beatles tune, certainly made our heart soar when we saw it! It’s a beautiful world out there, we should get out and enjoy it!
Our Ravelry Group Responds
We posed the question, “What Makes Your Heart Happy?”, to our Ravelry group and had a wonderful variety of answers that we expected, and some we didn’t. Weavers, spinners, knitters and crocheters all responded, where you one of them? Feel free to join us! Here are a few of the responses that really struck us:
- …when that idea becomes a project just the way you imagined it.
- Right now my livestock makes me happy… baby ducks next week, and baby goats not too long after that!
- When my husband helps me warp my looms.
- Those breath-taking moments in nature like watching a raptor soar on a thermal make my heart sing.
- Color in the winter!
Crafting a Happy Heart
A fabulous way to brighten up the drab winter days is to bring the color RED into your next project! Red is eye-catching, energizing, and is the color of energy, passion and action! Creating and giving are two of the most important parts to keep your heart happy.
Cotton Clouds will donate 10% of all Stitch Red kit sales (through March 1, 2015) to Heart Truth, an organization that promotes women’s heart health. Join us, and together we can save lives … it could be your own!
A Chuckle A Day…
Everyone likes a good laugh, but in all seriousness, more women die of cardiovascular disease than all forms of cancer combined! Too many of us have family members dealing with heart issues. Take good care of your heart! Give your heart lots of love, with laughter and smiles, exercise and a healthy diet!
Need a New Plan for Your Healthy Heart?
If you need another little boost to help you get started, check out the #4MyHeart campaign from the Heart Truth! They have a 4-week action plan that will educate you, inspire better eating, lower your heart disease risk, and take the next steps to put you in control of your healthy heart!
Cheers to Happy Hearts, Living Creatively, and Following Your Heart’s Desire!
– Irene & Jodi
“One out of every four women will die of heart disease”
Cotton Clouds is sponsoring Stitch Red to raise awareness about the dangers of Heart Disease in women. We’ll donate 10% of sales through March 1, 2015 to The Heart Truth on all Cotton Clouds’ exclusively designed Stitch Red kits.
“Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of American Women”
There are early warning symptoms and ways to prevent this disease from devastating our lives. Click Here to download “The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women” and Click Here to watch the video “Heart Attack Warning Signs”. For the story to really hit home , Click Here to view the video “Just a Little Heart Attack”, by Emmy Award Winning actress Elizabeth Banks, dramatizing our lives as women to to hilt. Don’t wait till it’s too late. Please do it now!
Our Stitch Red kits are quick and easy to knit, weave, crochet or spin .
Remember that “National Wear Red Day “ is on February 6 . It’s a great way to show your suport for women’s heart health issues. Let’s all dazzle them in red!
We asked our weaving designer, Robin Lynde from Meridian Jacobs to design us a soft and luscious chenille scarf kit that would really say red, the color associated with warmth, power and passion. Here are her notes on how she designed this scarf.
I love having a good supply of reds on hand. Scarlatto, Show Off Red, Scarlet all have subtle color differences. Although I used only Scarlatto in this chenille scarf I also sometimes like to blend them all in one warp. Gypsy Chenille Mini Cones are a great way to get small amounts of a variety of colors.
Whether I’m winding a mult-colored or mulit-shaded warp I use an easy method that keeps everything in order. Click Here for my easy warping method.
Click Here for all our TIPS on Weaving with Chenille. Once the Gypsy Chenille scarf is on the loom, it’s easy sailing to weave it off. I warped and wove this Stitch Red Scarf Kit in less than a day! And this kit is designed to weave either one thick & snuggly scarf or two narrower scarves, so you can weave one for yourself and give the other as a way of promoting women’s heart health to someone you love!
The best way to finish and full this scarf is to put it in the washer on gentle with a very mild laundry liquid. Throw it in the dryer and remove just before completely dry. Complete warping, weaving and finishing instructions included with your Stitch Red Chenille Scarf kit!
Be sure to check out all our Stitch Red Kits. There’s here something for everyone…knitter, crocheter, spinner and weaver. Plus watch for our cute new Cotton Classic Lite Stitch Red Beret kit coming soon!
RED is truly the color of love, passion and a way of reminding us to STOP, smell the roses, take care of ourselves and do what we love for ourselves and all we love!
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