Monday, January 20, 2014

*NEW* My Beloved is Mine (Journal Cover)

I have more or less always kept a journal. There have been periods of time when the entries were scarce, but there is always one nearby and I find the act of putting my thoughts down with ink onto paper to be very cathartic. Having seen a few journal and book covers online, I thought I would try my hand at designing one as well.

The front cover features a colonial couple surrounded by a laurel wreath and the words "My Beloved is Mine" and "Solomon's Song Chap. 2". The back cover has another wreath, this time holding the words, "His left hand is under my head and his right hand doth embrace me". Instructions included will walk you through the assembly of the journal cover, including a ribbon marker and pen loop, all measurements intended to fit this specific journal.

Used for writing about daily life, as a way to count your blessings, or as a project and inspiration tracker, if you haven’t started the habit of daily writing yet, give it a try! Perhaps this sweet little cover design will be all the initiative you need to get started.

Stitch Count (Cover): 107 x 89
Stitch Count (Back): 107 x 70

Model stitched on Picture This Plus 40ct Sand
Using thread from The Gentle Art: 7019 Pomegranate, 7080 Endive, 0350 Mulberry, 7025 Shaker White, 7041 Apple Cider, 7042 Raven, 7045 Mountain Mist, 7048 Old Hickory, 7092 Otter Creek

And from Weeks Dye Works: 3500 Sand

Additional Materials Needed:
Cotton fabric for lining, flaps, and pen holder
Ribbon for bookmarker
Scissors, needle and thread, sewing machine
Ruler or tape measure
Journal or notebook to cover

This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will be going out to my distributors and the shops on my automatic shipments list soon. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email: beth@heartstringsamplery.com

5 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I love it, Beth!!

Donna G. said...

So adorable!

Elisabetta said...

Wonderful pattern!

Grit said...

This pattern is so lovely.

Jennifer M said...

Beautiful piece Beth:)