Good afternoon friends! I hope everyone's New Year has been a day of blessings. Ours was very quiet, but sometimes the quiet days are needed, aren' they?
Today I am sharing with you part 1 of my 2011 BOM, "Give Thanks". First off, let me tell you about this BOM and what inspired me to design it.
Over the last couple of years there have been many challenges facing our nations, our world, our neighbours, family, friends, and our own lives. When struggles occur it is far easier to focus on the sorrows and trials than on the continuing goodness that still exists in our lives.
This BOM is my small attempt to have our hearts and thoughts dwell on those good things for which we can give thanks.
This month, January, we shall make the wall hanging part of the BOM. Then from February 1st – December 1st I’ll share a small stitched verse of thankful inspiration, made up into a mini hanging that you can display in the blank centre section of the wallhanging.
If you know of someone who is struggling, I encourage you to make one for them as well, or even to use the mini-hangings each month as encouraging postcards you can mail out, or even display in small frames.
Whatever you choose to do with this BOM, I pray sincerely that it blesses you through 2011.
You can download the pattern for Part 1 of "Give Thanks" HERE.
As with all my designs, I encourage you to send me photos of your completed projects, or a link to your blog post about it.
NOW - something a bit extra, and for some fun.
Please add my "Give Thanks" button to your blog sidebar...
...and let people know about it. Once you have done that, leave a comment here and you'll go in the draw for something very special and secret that I can't tell you about until tomorrow. Trust me, you'll love it!
If you don't have a blog, please email all your crafty friends and tell them about "Give Thanks"! I'll accept your comment/entry on the honour system. :-)
Jenny of Elefantz