Monday, November 10, 2008

Embroidered Banner

I was sitting in my room, sewing room, studio?????? whatever.....I was in there working on a project for Christmas. Many times this seems to happen. I'll be a little bummed because I haven't been too inspired lately. I do some projects, but it's not too original, just a slight variation of someone else project. They are great projects, and fun to do. And really, ....Can one person always come up with something original? I find that working on a project seems to feed the creative spirit in me. Anyway,.....I was working on a project that I had seen in Somerset Life, and out of the blue, an idea hit me. Does this happen to you? I had seen several banners made out of paper for Thanksgiving. They were really nice, and I liked the idea, but I needed something a little smaller, maybe a little more primitive. The idea....I could embroider a small banner on some wool scraps.
I made one for Thanksgiving. Well, Why not one for Christmas? The project was very quick, and simple. No skills needed in embroidery or spilling. It's very primitive looking and blends well with our home. I have a few more strips of wool, so I'll do some more and longer ones too. I'm sure someone else has done this before, I just haven't seen it.

I need to keep in mind what I have embroidered - Give Thanks. And stop being bummed about silly things. Be thankful for the gifts that I have been given, and be grateful that I can use my gifts. My heart is full to be where I am right now. This season of Thanksgiving I want to express that and help create a spirit of thankfulness for what we have been blessed with, and what we can share with others.


Katheryn said...

hey mom! This is a great idea and looks really pretty! Cant wait to see it in person in two weeks!!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I think they look great. I love the sayings. I get inspired everyday by so many people. I may start on one project which leads to something else and that leads to something else. Sometimes, I see what others are making and I think, why do I bother! Next thing I know I am at the table working on the next project! Ah, the life of a crafter.
You have lovely projects and that is why I stop by.

Debbie said...

Thank you Denise. And that is why I visit you blog. You inspire me with all you craftyness.

Farm Chick Paula said...

That's beautiful, Debbie!! I can't believe you did that buy hand- it's so neat!
(Mine would look just like my hand writing- chicken scratch! LOL)

Manuela said...

Debbie, that is such a great idea! I really love it (you could sell those)!!