Sunday, November 14, 2010

Give Thanks!

As soon as I saw this
Give Thanks!
embroidery at Flamingo Toes, I commented to Bev to say I would be making one for...
ME!
 I already had the fame that I had painted a few years ago and just knew it would be perfect for this project.
The pattern is designed for an 8x10 frame but mine is larger to fill my larger frame.
I love the font ~ it looks scratchy like writing with a quill pen.  Flamingo Toes has generously provided a PDF download so all you have to do is print it out, trace it onto a piece of fabric (I used a tight weave counted cross stitch fabric held over a light box) and do the stitching.
I used 5 threads of a length of embroidery floss for the wider parts of each letter/number and 2 threads for the thinner lines.
Covered with glass, you can use dry erase markers to express your thankful heart over and over again.
Flamingo Toes has stitching photos as well as photos and directions as to how she turned an old frame she had into a lovely one to finish her beautiful piece.
For many years, I had the following Scripture printed and framed and on my bathroom vanity so I could read it every morning:

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with
thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

26 comments:

Debbie said...

That is very pretty, I love the frame and the verse, and how nicely displayed too.

Mildred said...

That is lovely in your frame!

Deb said...

You did such a great job. I used to cross stitch a lot...but my eyesight isn't what it used to be!! :(

Lady Farmer said...

Oh, you did a lovely job embroidering, and the frame is scrumptious! I love how you have displayed it on your mantle and what a sweet little 'Raider' dog to be giving thanks for, too!
Blessings!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a beautiful reminder. Thank you for sharing.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Kathleen said...

Oh that is just beautiful! Great job!

Beth said...

I loved your idea of using dry erase markers to express your thanks. What a creative way to invite thanks into your life every day!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! That is beautiful and you did a great job! I used to do lots of embroidery but haven't done any in a long time. Hugs-Diana

Lisa RedWillow said...

How so very very beautiful.
I havent done this before.

Lovely.. Lovely

Hugs

Valerie said...

So wonderfully creative! I love your post on Gratitude (below) as well.

Lots of inspiration here!!

Lisa said...

Your piece is very elegant. It just gets the creative juices flowing. This is such a clever idea. thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

What a beautiful work of art. It looks wonderful in your frame

House Revivals said...

This is just lovely! I like that it is simple, so that the message is the focal point.

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty, it came out perfectly lovely!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Your embroidery turned out so beautiful!! I love the frame you put it in too. Fantastic job!! Thanks for all the kind words too. :)

Shandy said...

What a gorgeous frame and I love how you can write on the glass what you are thankful for with erasible writing markers. You are such a talented lady!

Patricia Torres said...

Thats a gorgeous.. gorgeous frame!!

Dayle said...

I love it, Lorraine. I've been doing a few embroidery projects lately (very small ones) and find it so relaxing. I don't do cross-stitching much, as it's terrible on my old eyes, but I do love the finished results.

marie said...

Beautiful framed piece ~ I love the "scratchy" look a lot.
Philippians 4:6-7 are some of my favorite verses. They have come to my rescue many times!

Have a joyfilled week!

sewingseedscraftylife said...

I love it. The embroidery work is beautiful especially in the subtle brown you chose. Just perfect for this thanksgiving season and all year long. Patty

Karen said...

You come up with the coolest decorations! This really looks elegant.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such a beautiful scripture reminder for the entire year!! I will have to *favorite* this post and get out my embroidery needle and get to work making one! Thanks to you and Flamingo Toes!

Kristen said...

I love how simple and yet so elegant that is. I used to cross stitch like crazy back in the 90s, but a carpel tunnel operation pretty much retired my floss.

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful way to share thoughts of thanks!
~Adrienne~

Abounding Treasures said...

Beautiful scripture and a gorgeous frame to show it off!!

I love the verse you had printed out for yourself ... so you could see/read it every morning :o)

Any idea what the name of the font is??

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love this!!! I do love the embroidery!
and your frame is the picture perfect pairing for it.

Blessings & Aloha!

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