Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Freebie Pattern - By Small and Simple Things

This pattern was one of my earliest designs. The quote comes from Ben Jonson...

It is not growing like a tree
In bulk doth make man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:
A lily of a day
Is fairer far in May;
Although it fall and die that night,
It was the plant and flower of light.
In small proportions we just beauties see,
And in short measures life may perfect be.

I loved this poem as material for an embroidery project. Each small stitch is sweet and perfectly ordered. Things aren't always like that, but some moments in life can be exquisite and wonderful. To create and cherish something beautiful, however small, makes life a pleasure. I hope you enjoy the pattern - if you'd like to see more, visit me on Etsy - at Rainburst Embroidery.


  1. Thank you!
    But I have one little question: GAF 1110 -- what thread is it?

  2. Gentle Arts Floss is available in specialty needlework shops in the United States - they have great colors!

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  4. I like the combination of colors so much! thank you for a beautiful design!