We have been meeting here weekly for almost 8 years to encourage each other in our hand stitching endeavours. We hope you will join us by linking up your blog post or by leaving supportive comments on the links below. We all need a little extra loving these days!
In Canada we are celebrating Mother's Day today, so Happy Mother's Day to all our moms... the moms that we miss and wish we could be with today, and the moms who have passed on. Sending you gratitude and love for all you have done to give us a good life and to make the world a better place!
This week I have been hand quilting more Life is Beautiful blocks. I quilt a vertical and horizontal line through the block and then I trace around a dinner plate using my Bohin pencil (which I love) and quilt on that circular line.
Here is the next finished block. I usually hand baste large stitches around the outside of the block to secure the edges to make it easier to add the sashing when it comes time for putting them together (quilt-as-you-go style). Not sure how many blocks to go after 5 years of working on this project. I'm not in a rush... it's hand embroidered and hand quilted, so it takes a while!
I'd like to share another kind of hand work with you today... rock painting. A thankful woman started a "gratitude garden" at our local hospital and it has grown to be a beautiful display of appreciation and beauty. This is the garden just outside the emergency entrance on the front lawn.
Sometimes after work I go by and admire all the wonderful creativity and the kindness of people who take the time not only to paint the rocks, but also to bring them to the hospital. You can see that some are made by children, some name specific staff, some are amazing works of art.
Also some signs have also been added to the display. So much gratitude and appreciation made visible.
I hope this display of amazing creativity encourages you today! There are so many good people in the world who are loving and kind and generous, and when they decide to make themselves known, the world is changed!
What wonderful thing are your hands making today to add to the beauty in the world?
Thank you for all the positive energy you provide to our hand stitching community and to the world... it is so needed and appreciated!
Link your blog post below and share your project with us.