Do you remember back in May when I was inspired by the colours used in the cover of 'Ruth' magazine?
I had hunted through my fabrics to find a similar palette, and found three that worked beautifully together. After choosing co-ordinating threads I put everything into a zip lock bag to wait for a design idea to form.
Last month I went away on my 4-day retreat to Mission Beach, and the night before I left that idea came to life!
I sketched it, traced it onto fabric, packed it in a little project container with the threads, and took it with me. In that secluded cottage on my own I sat quietly one night listening to an audio book on my ipod and I stitched my idea into life.
You see, I have this Bible. The kids call it "Mum's fast flickin' Bible" because it's so old and so well used (and so underlined and highlighted and written through) that I can find any passage or verse I want very quickly...
Last birthday Kezzie sent me the prettiest journal, and I thought how nice if I made a bag to carry my Bible, journal and pen with me when I head up the mountain for my quiet times...
So, yesterday I set to work on it!
Here is my new stitchery...
~ true peace found in Jesus ~
...and here is my completed bag!
It has room inside for either my 'fast flickin' Bible' or my larger study Bible, a front pocket for my journal...
The base is boxed to give it a nice flat bottom...
I love to share free stitcheries, especially when they glorify our Saviour, so please accept the 'true peace found in Jesus' design as a gift today from me to you.
It's a free instant pdf download HERE in my shop.
Be blessed, my friends.
PS: Tell all your friends and bless them too, ok?
And now to something else I want to share!
After the amazing response to the few tutorials I've shared over the last couple of weeks, I thought it would be really nice to have a giveaway.
Now this giveaway is really special for two reasons.
The first is because this is my 1,007th blog post! Can you believe I write that much!? I hear my friends shouting "YES!!"
The second is because the prize is a starter kit of my favourite things to use when I stitch!
The kit consists of -
* a Zig Millenium pen for tracing designs onto fabric
* a piece of white hanky linen for stitching your design on
* a piece of Weaveline to fuse behind your traced stitchery before you begin to embroider
* two pretty Cosmo Seasons threads to stitch your project
* a pack of my favourite Birch size 9 embroidery needles so you have plenty of lovely sharp ones on hand at all times
* a large piece of pretty tonal fabric
* and I'm also adding in the paper pattern for my 'Colour Your Heart' stitchery!
Would you like to win the Elefantz Starter Kit?
It's easy to enter the giveaway!
Just leave one comment on this blog post.
One comment for one entry. That's all!
I'd love you to tell your friends of course...
Winner announced here on August 20th blog post.
Winner will be drawn on August 19th when I share the next two blocks of 'Shabby Roses Home'.
Tomorrow I'll share a sneak peek at them...