Digging into old favourite pieces of fabric from years gone by is a soothing way to spend a morning, especially when your heart is heavy with prayers for those in the world who are facing tremendous challenge and danger right now.
I am speaking of the Ukraine/Russia conflict and also the southern corner of my state, Queensland.
Both the horror of war and catastrophic floods can shatter the spirit, and regardless of what we may be personally facing in our day to day lives, when we consider the impact such events are having on millions of lives elsewhere our own troubles are greatly minimised and put into perspective.
Pray for those who are inside the raging battles of war and flood. Though each circumstance is very different from the other, the human spirit of both is susceptible to extremes of emotion, fear, courage and health consequences.
This month I decided to stray from my blue, green and red palette and choose softer tones inspired by a lovely old piece of Lecien's Antique Flower Collection fabric.
I was saddened to discover that Lecien no longer manufacture fabric, as their prints have for many years been a favourite choice of mine. A number of year's ago I was chosen as a Lecien Ambassador and would receive some of their prettiest prints to design with...always made my heart swell with delight at the talent of their designers in creating the prettiest fabrics.
The March bookmark is quite simple to make with just a fabric border top and bottom of the stitchery centre, so I decided to make the ribbons a point of interest - one of pink satin, one of soft green seam binding, and a lovely vintage length of cotton lace to complete the trio.
Together these three pieces give a luxuriously feminine edge to the completed bookmark, don't you agree?
Use the link below to download the pattern.
If you missed the previous month's bookmark patterns you'll find them HERE
God bless each and every one of you, today and always,
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