The colors and images of winter are highlighted in this fourth and final bellpull in the series. Assembled the same as the other three seasons this one goes together just as quickly and easily as the others. With the stiff interfacing behind the stitching and wool as the background these bell pulls hang so nicely without a piece of hardware at the bottom to weight them down.
Holly, trees and snowflakes complete this Winter scene. Using colored pencils to add color to the images adds such depth to the piece. If you haven’t tried it I encourage you step outside your comfort zone!
I try to appreciate all seasons as they come along. Discontent sets in when I look ahead for what will be rather than finding the blessings with where I am right now. It is officially spring but the weather has been chilly lately. Yesterday we woke up to some accumulation on my flowers that are blooming. I admit I am very ready to throw open my windows and zip outside in flip flops without adding multiple layers first.
Holly brings such a welcome burst of color in the winter months. The leaves are such an intense, deep green and the berries are so pretty.
Fresh snowfall is so beautiful and peaceful. I know it can make travel difficult but I do find the snow covered trees very pretty and the sun glinting off freshly fallen snow is breathtaking.
Pine trees are also a welcome sight to me in the bleak, cold days of winter. My husband acquired pine seedlings when we moved into our home six years ago and they are doing so good! They were little more than twigs back then but they are knee-high now with tons of new growth already this spring.
Handwork is such a huge part of who I am. I enjoy any project where I can curl up on my couch and stitch. If my cat decides to curl up next to me that makes it even better! This piece gave me plenty of evenings of stitching and cuddling with my favorite (and only) cat.
Maybe it’s time for you to pull out a forgotten piece and spend some time with needle and thread? There is comfort in the familiar process that connects us with women from the past who also had stresses to deal with. Something to occupy your hands and mind can make the time pass with the gentle rhythm of creating.
This pattern is available in my shop now. You’ll find it here.
I pray your day is filled with abundant blessings. Look for the joy and beauty in the simple things today.