"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shabby Roses "mother"

Australia celebrates Mother's Day on May 10th this year.
I know some countries have already had Mother's Day this year, but I think there are still a few of us waiting for next month.
In honour of all mothers everywhere, I thought I'd offer you my pretty "Shabby Roses Mother" embroidery.
This is not part of the quilt I'm designing (yes, I've decided I *will* do a quilt of Shabby Rose designs!), just a pretty stand-alone gift you may like to use in a gift for your mother, or perhaps a special mother you know.

I'm making mine into a mini cushion filled with rose pot pourri. When it's finished I'll share a photo.

You can download the design HERE.

What do you think this design could be used in?


17 comments:

Mila said...

What a pretty desing!!! I'm going to use on my mother day, of course. Here in Spain, normally the first Sunday of May we celebrate the Mother's day... Maybe on a little pretty bag!!
Hugs.
Mila.

Tozz said...

You done it again Jenny :) It's beautiful!

The Faerie Queen said...

Thank you for sharing this very pretty, shame my daughters dont sew. So I will have to make it for myself. My little granddaughters want to learn, so maybe I could simplify it a bit and help them with it. xxx

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello there! I have just come over to your blog from Handmade by Mai, and discovered your beautiful stitcheries/appliques!!! You are so VERY talented - I think you should get published!!! :-) THank you SO much for sharing your beautiful designs! I particularly love the fabrics and colours you choose, so romantic.

In answer to your question, I think the stitchery would look lovely in a cushion or even as the pocket of a pretty, frilly apron.

Warm wishes! Vikki :-)

Maryjo said...

Thank you for a beautiful tribute to Mother! Mine is 88...I think I may enlarge it a bit and make a small wallhanging for her door. Thank you again for sharing your talent!!!

Mary Jo in Iowa

Carrie P. said...

It is beautiful and I am so glad you are designing a quilt with your designs. YAY!!!

ozjane said...

My Moggie is somewhat famous for her Mother's Day presents.
She usually responds to those in a CAT a log.
I am not sure how she will respond to a stitchery but in faith...maybe the blind type,
I have downloaded it.
It is sweet.
Maybe I can find a baby who is not yet able to embroider it for its Mother. Thank you.

Sharon said...

Oh Jenny, Thank you ever so much for this lovely pattern for Mother's day.
Also, I am so glad we convinced you to do the shabby rose quilt. It is going to be awesome. We knew you just needed a little encouragement.
Just have to thank you again for all your lovely ideas and embroidery.
Have a wonderful day.
Sharon

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So sweet! Love it.

Annette said...

Oh this is so pretty!! I think my mother will like it all stitched up...Thank you so much!

Cattinka said...

Thanks so much for sharing!
KATIN W.

zigzago said...

Thank you for come and see my blog.
Also in Italy motherday is on 10 may, so thanks for this beautifull design, I'll try to make it and and e-mail you when I finish so you can come and see on my blog. I will mention the design is yours ok?

MYRA said...

Good grief girl! You are so good at this! You really should look into making/selling patterns! Seriously!

I know ladies... that would take her lovely freebies away from us, but seriously, don't you think Jenny has the talent for it!?!

Thanks for another lovely... 8-)

Happy stitchings!

Carlotta said...

I agree with Vikki and Myra, you should consider getting published. I'll buy your book for sure. Thanks for this lovely design. I may stitch it and frame it.
~Tootles for now!

Allie said...

Oh my yes you ought to be in the pattern biz. This is lovely! I think I'll put it on an eyeglass case for my mom for Mum's Day! And I'm SO GLAD you're going to do the quilt!!!!!!!!

onbeingsingle said...

Oh Jen, I am so in awe of your creativity and the beautiful things you make. And now you're sharing gorgeous patterns including making a quilt. I will download the patterns and I so wish that I had time to actually do the stitching, but I know this is not my season. However, I will look forward to the day when I can sit down with a needle and make your beautiful patterns and think of you all the while.
You are a very talented and generous lady!
Bless you,
Fee xx

Margot said...

Jenny will be in a nice pad, apron, bag, book cover ...
Thank you
hugs
Margot