Free Pattern - Consider the Lilies Pattern 4

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's time again -
time to give you the next pattern in the free BOM "Consider the Lilies". 

In block 1 we were thinking about the lilies of the field. If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers, of course He will care for us. Now we are starting on Block 2, and are looking at the birds.  

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
Matthew 6:26

So, here is pattern 4:

a little stitchery surrounded by splashes of colour.

Go here to download this pattern (and the three from Block 1 are still there also).

Now is probably a good time to tell you about another passion I have and that is photographing birds.  My husband and I are avid birdwatchers, so this verse about the birds is a special one for me.  We are constantly amazed at the beauty, diversity, detail and habits of the birds that we see and I am always trying to capture some of that with the camera.

 A gorgeous musk lorikeet.  We have absolutely amazing parrots in Australia.

 A sweet little rufous fantail - happy to grab the insects that we stir up as we walk through his bush.

 A Rainbow bee-eater having just caught his breakfast.

It's always a good day when we see a Golden Whistler.

A Jabiru - Australia's only stork.

A delightful Eastern Yellow Robin - we always love to find a Robin, no matter what the colour.

After all my birthday celebrations last weekend, and having two grandchildren here for the week, we decided to have a very quiet day for our 45th Wedding Anniversary yesterday.  God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and we have had an amazing 45 years of adventure!  We were happy just to potter around the house enjoying each other's company ... with some dark chocolate for a treat!

The sewing machine has been packed away for 9 or 10 days but now it's open again and I'm working on a quick Christmas project.  I had two projects commissioned this week, another published, magazine instructions to proofread, and now more instructions to write, samples to make and templates to refine.  Sometimes I have to spend twice as much time on the computer as on the sewing machine!

I hope you have an inspiring week with plenty of sewing time.

Happy stitching!