Free Pattern - Gifts of Grace Block 3

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Another month has whizzed around, so it's time to give you the next block in the free BOM Gifts of Grace.  This lovely gift is "Love".  We are so blessed to be able to receive Love - and to give it!


You may download the free pattern here.  Please e-mail me if you have any problems.

I've attacked some more of my PASSES (Projects at a Stand Still) and have made some more calendars out of cross-stitch pictures.  Here's a lovely flower one:


and some Australian wildflowers:



and this gorgeous little red-capped robin which I photographed on our winter trip last year:


Now, I'll let you into a little secret!  None of these beautiful cross stitches were worked by me.  They were all worked by my DH!  Many years ago, when he needed to do something with his hands for relaxation as a change from his job involving 100% brain power, I taught him to do tapestries, then cross-stitch.  We actually have a number of male friends who do the same, one of them even winning a prize at the Melbourne Royal Easter Show!  It seems that men actually do better tapestries than women as they are able to work more firmly.  Anyway, DH does HEAPS neater work on the back than I ever did and I now leave him to do all the cross stitches in our house.  Not that we keep many - they all seem to end up as gifts.  He takes great pride in his work and I'm glad that what I have done with them here has met with his approval!

Happy Stitching!
Val