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August 2012

Free Embroidery Pattern Series--12 Things God Wants You to Remember--August--I Will Give You Rest

Free embroidery pattern August Sleepy Owl

Hello Friends!

The summer is in full swing here and I am *still* unpacking, and organizing and painting and painting and painting. 

Every room in this house had been painted brown and this sort of greeny-beige that made my eyes hurt, and I just couldn't live with that any longer (you may have noticed that I like bright colors).

So, I'm painting a turquoise art room (yes a whole room - joy!), a lime green sunroom, a silvery grey family room, sky blue ceilings and more!

It's slow-going and I am working muscles I had not previously been on speaking terms with by climbing up and down ladders and squatting and reaching but it looks so bright and happy (I can't wait to show you photos!) and it is keeping me incredibly busy because I am determined to have it all done before we start our homeschool year (nothing like putting a little pressure on yourself right?).

So all of that to explain why things are kind of quiet around here. 

Hope you're all enjoying the patterns and having a wonderful summer yourselves! 

I'm praying for you each to experience God's rest.



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Free embroidery pattern August Sleepy Owl

I Will Give You Rest


        "Come to Me, all you who are struggling hard and
carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest."
                                                                --Matthew 11:28

"Come to Me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest."

photo credit: Fran Flores Dima-ala via stock xchange




Rest - Big Daddy Weave (Music Video with Lyrics) from on GodTube.



The Pattern

Free Embroidery Pattern -- Sleepy Owl

Click  here to download the free pattern.

There is a copy with the eighth thing God wants you to remember, "I will give you rest" and a blank copy for you to fill in your own phrase or scripture in the space if you'd like to use it again. (it's a pdf so you'll need Adobe Reader installed.  Get it here for free)

  Free embroidery pattern August Sleepy Owl

The Stitches

For the log that the nest is sitting on I took two strands each of cream and dark brown thread and twisted them together, then I used a split stitch with them to creat a knubby, woodish look.

I used  the following stitches on this pattern:

Back Stitch

♥ Satin Stitch (I used this to fill in the flower petal eyes)

Lazy Daisy   (I used a partial Lazy Daisy around the eyes to outline)

♥ Split Stitch (I used this for the chain on the moon and the nest) 

 French Knot (I used these for the polka dot tummy)


I'd love to see your work if you're stitching along with us!  Send me a link or a photo to be featured on the blog!


Grace & Peace,

"to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ. Relax, everything's going to be all right; rest, everything's coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way!" -Jude 1:2 (the message)