HeArt ~ iN ~ HanD
The symbol of a heart in an open palm is called "Heart~in~Hand" and is a pictorial reminder of things that come from the heart and are produced by the hands, such as good works in the interest of others. The symbol originated with the Shakers, who promoted a simple life of hard work and spirituality. The symbol also implies a loving welcome. (wikipedia.org)
I created the Heart~in~Hand symbol pictured above for my etsy shop along with some little red and black hearts, which were stitched from vintage fabric, with the upcoming Valentines holiday in mind, and will be listing them soon. It's always awkward for me to work on creations for an upcoming holiday during a different season, but I guess the Heart~in~Hand symbol is something we should be thinking about year 'round!