Friday, January 7, 2011

Month by Month embroidery...

I had so much fun embroidering our family name that I wanted to start another project while on vacation. The perfect idea came to mind: a monthly quote in a small frame! I could easily work on a project this small while on the road. Again, I used some of my vintage ribbon/button stash, but also some seed beads. The easiest way to plan the piece was to actually print out the quote in MS Word on my computer, then use a window as a light box. I taped the paper to the window, then taped the fabric over that. I could easily trace the letters in pencil. I've done December, January, and February so far. Anyone have any ideas for quotes for March?


  1. How about an Irish blessing in honor of St. Patty's Day?

  2. That sounds good, Kate! Do you have one in mind?

  3. I like these (and they're short!):

    May you always walk in sunshine.
    May you never want for more.
    May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.


    May God grant you always...
    A sunbeam to warm you,
    A moonbeam to charm you,
    A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.


    May you always have walls for the winds,
    a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
    laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
    and all your heart might desire.


    Any of those strike your fancy?

  4. I like them all! I think I may do something with the first one... thank you so much!