Friday, September 20, 2013

~ fervent courage,




 

 








{of }building puzzle pieces, {&} gathering a journey
& the iris ~ garden regalia {God's Grace}
I especially love the smoky lavender grey variety this week!
<3

p.s & loving this vid on basket weaving,
& these rug hooked ears of corn!

Images via pinterest
{last image via tales of  ted and agnes,
1st image via call-me-cupcake.blogspot.com}

Thursday, September 19, 2013

~ gathering meringues

 








 




 
& speckles of loveliness
 
 
"Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."
Ecclesiastes 12:7
 
images via pinterest
image 11 Claire fletcher, last image rosemary miller

Thursday, September 12, 2013

~ lace fleur coat of arms

 
finally finished the cover of the first journal dedicated to the development of ideas, rather than a compilation of writings
 


I really love the {personal}coat of arms with a trio of lace roses, & the little tag with a gold embroidered bloom to match the gold foiling on the cookbook


binding it in this style nearly gave me a heart attack :) {incredibly stressful but rather illuminating!}




 
{my three favourite things right now,
black cotton, vocabulary tape & black lace tape!}

layering thoughts,
{embroidering dreams!}

treasured notions for you,

 
{& part of a hand I almost used from our Irish family coat of arms
 
billowing hearts!


Friday, September 6, 2013

~ to embroider a rose.. . {by hand}




 I began by drawing a rose in ink


 Lay it over the placement you would like, taping it in place {poke holes across the outline with your needle}


then begin stitching, overlaying scraps of fabric yadda ya


et voila

 
I am even pretty fond of the back! {an indication of the struggles & hard work it took to emerge} :)


daintily peddling along
 <3 {sending hearts!}

Thursday, September 5, 2013

~ wading,









preserving.

& some perfect tiny stars described here! {you have no idea how long those just those two took me, I have no idea how Karen does it, so exquisite!}

& loving these glorious velvet journals, & thinking how perfect a rainbow filled shelf of these would be!