Creating with God is a lifestyle. A few months ago, I was dreaming with Him about what my next design might look like.
“God, can you give me a new embroidery pillow design for my home?”
Immediately a beautiful chain-stitched leaf pattern appeared in my mind. It was stitched in white on top of a slate blue linen fabric. I was astonished at how simple and beautiful it was! It took me a few more months before I was able to begin this project, but once I got started, it came together very quickly.
During that time of prayer, I also happened to be really sick! A flu virus turned into a lunch infection that had me down for 2.5 months. However, at the same time, because I dedicated all of my “down time” as extra time with God, it was the most fruitful time design-wise. Between nose blowing and naps, I had a TON of sketches that He gave me during that time. I’m now able to illustrate them and fun projects and products are being created.
I’m sharing this FREE leaf border pattern today to encourage you that you can be fruitful in all seasons of your life – if you’ve got your eyes fixed on Jesus.
He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree planted by God’s design, deeply rooted by the brooks of bliss, bearing fruit in every season of his life. He is never dry, never fainting, ever blessed, every prosperous. Psalm 1:3 (The Passion Translation)
How will you choose to use this design? Will you use it to create a beautiful bolster pillow, or table runner? Perhaps you’ll use it to stitch banding for curtains, pillow cases or top sheets. You can also reduce the pattern in size and use it to stitch along a little girl’s dress. Lots of possibilities with this simple, yet beautiful design!
I have also created a video tutorial to teach you how to hand sew this simple chain stitch.
Sweet God Blessings to you!
PS Want more design inspiration? Visit my personal blog at ChasingChaser.com.