The February pattern is ready! And it's still February! Yay!
This one is a little love note from God. I wanted it to look like He carved us a note in a tree of luuuve. :)
(Although if He had I think His handwriting would be way better than mine, but that's ok)
I thought a fun addition to the monthly reminders would be a song to listen to while we're stitching!
This month's song is by Kari Jobe and is all about her discovery that God is *for her*.
If you haven't heard it before you should take a minute and listen. There is something supernatural about this song. It will move you.
February Song - "You Are For Me" by Kari Jobe
(the actual song starts at 48 seconds in if you want to skip the intro. The song is * a. ma. zing.*)
I've also made a page dedicated to the "12 things" so we can have everything more organized.
I put a little map of what the finished project will (hopefully) look like as well as links to all the patterns and photos and more. If this is your first month to join us, you'll want to check it out!
I've received lots of questions about the finished size of the project etc.so these should all be answered there. If not, please email me or leave a comment and let me know what I can help you with.
And of course I had to make a button:
which you can snag for your blog by copying the code in the little window above and pasting it in your blog's code.
And now for the pattern!
This month's pattern really only has two stitches to practice.(tutorials are linked in the stitch titles)
Stem Stitch - I used the stem stitch for the tree and the heart. I think I still need some work on this one, but I like how knubby and tree-ish it looks.
I only used 2 strands of floss for this because the lines are so small and I didn't want it to be too bulky
Backstitch - I used the backstitch for the hearts, leaves and words. I used 3 strands of floss on the larger hearts and only 2 on the small hearts and leaves.
I just took one long stitch down the middle of the leaves with a darker green floss to give it some depth.
I only pinned my pattern on one side when I was tracing it, so you may notice some of my leaves and hearts are a little too close together, compared to the actual pattern, because it slipped without my knowing it. *ugh* Next time I will pin both sides for sure.
(it's a pdf so you'll need Adobe Reader installed. Get it here for free)
I hope you have fun stitching this one! Please send me links if you post photos, cause I would love to come visit your blog or flickr and see!
In His Love, Peace & Grace,
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11