Aussie designer and owner of Pattern Press, Helen Stubbings, has just launched her new fabric line "Primrose Sands"!
Last month Helen asked if I'd like some of her new fabric to design with and naturally I replied with an excited YES!
I chose seven fabrics from the Primrose Sands range, six in particular to use as two sets of three, and one cream fabric to use for stitchery backgrounds.
Here are the two 'sets of three' fabrics I chose...
Sticking with my desire to use minimal colours across my 2014 designs, I loved the melding of grey/aqua/red, and grey/red.
I've almost finished the first Elefantz design using the grey/red set, and next week on the blog I'll be taking you through a step by step tutorial to make it!
Here's the new block I designed for this project, "Gratitude is an Attitude"...
I believe the way we think, and the choices we make in reponse to life events and the people we interact with, are pivotal to how we cope with everyday highs and lows.
On the worst of days, cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
On the best of days, store up everything you're grateful for - then you can dust it off in your mind and remember them when the bad days come calling.
As much as possible, keep an attitude of gratitude...
Mark in your calendar Tuesday May 8th, and drop over here to the blog to make my secret tutorial project!
If you'd like to stitch the "Gratitude is an Attitude" block before we make the project it's just $2.50 as an instant pdf download HERE in my shop today with full stitchery instructions.
Love Helen's new 'Primrose Sands' fabric range as much as I do? Ask your local patchwork store to stock "Primrose Sands" and I'm sure they'll be happy to make your day!
I love Friday and the winding down of a working week, don't you?
My husband is home again, there's (finally!) a cool change on it's way to the tropics, and every day I feel my pre-flu strength returning that little bit more.
I've so much to be grateful for.
What are you most grateful for today? Please share it with us in the comments below.
It may just be the story of hope someone needs to hear about.