"We cannot do great things, but we can do small things with great love."
~ Mother Teresa
I love this quote. It's what I try to do in my own way. Apparently Mother Teresa, whose real name was Agnes, chose the name Teresa when she took her religious vows in honor of Saint Therese de Lisieux ~ "the little flower" who believed that life should be spent scattering "flowers"... that is, small acts of love.
So, when I wanted to embroider these words, it made a lot of sense to frame them with lazy daisies and little buds. And I've turned my pencil drawing into a pdf pattern for you... it looks like this:
Maybe you'd like to stitch it, too? The embroidery is really quite simple, as it consists solely of french knots, lazy daisies, and backstitch. Here you can see I used the pattern on the center of a dresden plate, but I'm itching to try it on a piece of solid grey fabric in the same color palette.
Using Cosmo floss, these are the colors...
I used two strands of floss throughout. And here it is all finished... just a simple mini quilt with a simple message.
I love how it turned out, I only wish I could have gotten a better pic of it. The hand quilting around the dresden looks pretty cool and you can't even see it in these pics but I've got to move on now... I've fallen alseep at least 20 times while writing this dang post.
As for the tiny quilt I gave you a sneak peek of last Friday...
It's really just a small mat for baby to sleep on. The bassinet pad is covered in plastic and I noticed that it still feels too plastic-y under the sheet cover... this quilted mat makes it perfectly cozy.
And I love that it's made entirely with small pieces from my scrap basket. I'll probably make another one, for when this one's in the laundry. And I think a small flat pillow is in order. More bibs will be coming. Burp cloths. Oh yikes, the clock is ticking...