With Canadian Thanksgiving this month and American Thanksgiving next month, I’ve designed this Gratitude Embroidery Pattern to be stitched on items to encourage us to remember how truly blessed we all are.
I chose to embroider mine on to a fabric journal cover to create a Gratitude Journal with a composition book insert. Click through for the complete step-by-step tutorial for How to Make a Fabric Book Cover.
If you want to make one too, remember to trace the pattern on the right hand side of your piece of fabric. It works best if you cut your fabric slightly larger than needed and then trim the finished piece to size. You’ll also want to measure carefully to ensure to get the Gratitude Embroidery Pattern positioned correctly when it’s finally sewn to make the journal cover.
The letters of Gratitude were embroidered in backstitch with two strands of DMC 900 Dark Burnt Orange.
The leaves were all made by working the fly stitch very close together in the same Dark Burnt Orange floss. Click here for the fly stitch leaf video tutorial I followed. (It’s the very first leaf example that she stitches.)
Two strands of DMC 4130 Color Variations Chilean Sunset were used to stitch the Lazy Daisy flowers.
The inside flaps of the Gratitude Journal Cover were made with Autumn Leaves by Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts for Benartix.
Isn’t it gorgeous!!
I shopped my stash of fat quarters to find the perfect coordinating fabric for the Gratitude Journal lining. It’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer Sunglow 20225M from Northcott Fabric.
And here’s the finished embroidered journal cover with the composition book inside.
From now until the new year, I plan to sit down with a cup of tea and take a few minutes each day to write down all the things I’m grateful for.
Click the link below to download October’s free embroidery pattern:
Now it’s time to see what others have been working on!
STITCHERY LINK PARTY #144
For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, at the beginning of each month I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects. The party runs for the entire month.
If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party. It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)
The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are super simple but please do read before linking up as links that don’t follow the rules will be removed:
1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.
2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.
3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.
The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:
4. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post.
5. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.
6. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.
Please be sure to save the Gratitude Embroidery Pattern to find it again in future by clicking on the Pinterest button underneath this post.
And of course, I’d love it if you shared it on Facebook and Twitter as well. 🙂