Sunday, May 31, 2009

Busy Hands, Happy Heart


It's funny how doing a simple thing like stitching can bring so much peace, calm and happiness. I've always been a "busy" type person, having trouble shutting off my mind, sitting still and oh yes sleeping. I can't remember the last time I slept and entire night. It's been years. However, something as simple as a needle pulling thread seems to make me feel so relaxed.

This is my latest pattern that I just finished, like literally 10 minutes ago. It's called "Roses for Laura Stitchery." It measures 13"x17". It's really fun to do and anyone can make it. You even get to use colored pencils and do a little coloring. Remember how fun it was to color? That is always relaxing. The pattern is available on my site if you'd like to give it a whirl. Busy hands can lead to a happy heart and to something pretty for your little French Cottage.
Oh, Princess Chloe Pudd'in Pie is doing much better. Thanks for all the well wishes for my baby.
bunny hugs,
shell
This week IGF a happy heart and a bunny that can chew again.

18 comments:

lisa said...

Shell ~ Your new pattern is absolutely gorgeous and you get to color too, how fun is that!

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Susan said...

Loved to color...but people got soooo hung up on my color choices!!! BTW, you are the only person in my 60 years on the planet...other than moi`...who admits not to want children!!!!
Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Your creation is lovely ... soft, sweet.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

I know what you mean about stiching makes you calm...I love cross stitching and that makes me very calm too.
Your new creation is lovely, I love the soft muted colours, and that's just so pretty!

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Mary Wadsworth said...

Beautiful Shell, I love the shape of the flowers and the ric-rac trim!
So glad Chloe baby is well:)

Mary

Carolee Crafts said...

Love this new pattern, will have to check out your site.

So pleased Chloe is doing better, never good to worry about our furry babies.

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Shell, so pretty! You used colored pencils? Are they laundry proof ones? So many new ideas on the market these days...

furrybutts said...

Phew, I'm so glad to hear that the Princess is better now!

Love your latest pattern, especially the design of the flowers :)

Hef's Mom said...

I love it! Your tempting me to take up cross stich again! For now I'm motivated to keep scraping off wallpaper in Hef's room!

Beloved Creations said...

That is so pretty. I love it!

Craft Diva said...

that is beautiful, shell!!! i love the softness of the color palette. you do such nice work!

happy monday, dw!

carolyn
theoddsparrow.com

Patricia said...

the new pattern is really pretty. I enjoy the palette you use, very nice.
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

Your latest project is just beautiful! You are very talented and so glad you enjoy it so much!
http://thehopechestblog.blogspot.com/

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Shell that is so beautiful! You are quite the talent. I agree doing something you love can make you feel so happy and at peace. Glad to hear Chloe is doing better.
hugs,
Carrie

Natasha Burns said...

What a beautiful quilt! Yes, you're right, it's very very peaceful and calm to stitch :)

Tedi said...

Shell, Wow! How talented are you with all of these fabulous projects?!? I love them all!
Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Theresa said...

Oh my,
So much to catch up on. I am glad the Princess Chloe is doing better. I love your ten things (I too snort, much to the amusement of co-workers), and we all know we are part of the Dorkwads Unite Society (you know who you are). I love the direction your art is taking, I direct people to you every chance I get.
Have a beautiful blessed day,
Theresa @ Cottage Violets
P.S. Squeeze Chunky bunny and the Princess for me,too.