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!

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}

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,


& 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!