One of the tasks on my list for 2017 was a "Peace Embroidery" for each month of the year. Personal Peace is what this months saying concerns. It comes from George Fox, one of the founders of the Quaker Movement and was written during the 1600's. But the sentiments are true today.
"Carry around some quiet inside thee."
Having a quiet spirit is an enviable attribute. In our world today, with it's many distractions it is sometimes hard to find. In my classroom I had positive affirmations posted on the walls to encourage a positive learning environment. I think the same approach, of having quotes that catch our attention and remind us of things that are important, is applicable in our daily lives.
I have to say I rushed this piece. It was the noisiest embroidery I have every stitched It was insistent that I keep stitching and get it finished. It wasn't happy with the colours I had choosen and I found myself stitching with different colours altogether. I told it that it would just have to put up with the frame I put it in as it was all I had to hand and I can see it has moved slightly..
With all that pressure I made mistakes so the chart is slightly different from the finished embroidery. (Only at the corners of the border) It is stitched on 32 count even weave linen and I used 2 strands of DMC embroidery cotton and a 26 Tapestry needle. I'm not quite sure how many hours are in the stitching as I did so much 'reverse' stitching but I think it wouldn't take more than a day or so. A quick easy project.