Twelve Words Block of the Month #11: November Thank

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

You can’t help but be grateful when surrounded by abundance. But what about when you’re surrounded by sadness? Or heartache? Or loneliness?

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

Gratitude, to me, is a living, breathing thing. It can literally bring life to barren places. Fill the holes in our emotional buckets.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

Counting blessings in the middle of emotional turmoil might be cliche–but I’ve often suspected that cliches are overused for a reason.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

Counting blessings in the middle of happiness and wholeness, makes the moment that much sweeter.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

And then of course, the act of sharing gratitude–giving thanks–expressing our appreciation to those, divine or otherwise,  who have facilitated, is the capstone of it all.

Twelve Words Block of the Month: September Bloom by April Rosenthal http://www.aprilrosenthal.com

Thank you. I don’t know what makes people come to my little corner of the internet, and be so kind and encouraging–but thank you. I adore sharing a little part of my world with you.

xoxo

April

Instructions:

Cut the following:

(1) 7″ square linen

(2) 2” x 6 1/2” strips (navy)

(4) 2” x 9 1/2” strips (green)

(2) 2” x 12 1/2” strips (navy)

Trace the embroidery pattern on the center of the linen square. Stitch as desired. I used a running stitch for the design, and a backstitch for the word.

November Thank-01

Square up to 6 1/2” square, centering the embroidery.

November Thank-02

Stitch (1) 2” x 6 1/2” strip to each side of embroidered piece, pressing seams toward strips.

November Thank-03

Stitch (1) 2” x 9 1/2” strip to top and bottom of block, pressing toward green strips.

November Thank-04

Stitch (1) 2” x 9 1/2” strip to left and right of block, pressing toward green strips.

November Thank-05

Stitch (1) 2” x 12 1/2” strip to top and bottom of block, pressing toward navy strips.

November Thank-06

Download the embroidery pattern, here.

2 thoughts on “Twelve Words Block of the Month #11: November Thank

  1. I’ve found that being thankful has made me appreciate my blessings even more and it does help during tough times. Counting my blessings has helped get me through depression and has become a beautiful habit. Love this block and what it stands for.

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