Posts in the ‘Inspirations’ Category

8 December 2014


Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day is here!

It happens just twice a year and it’s a brilliant way to find other creative blogs, ideas, and shops. Popping up on the internet from all over the world are giveaways of handmade goods and sewing & craft supplies. Now’s the perfect time to enter for the possibility to win something wonderful, discover your next project, or even find a new favorite fabric or blogger: find them all here and here.

With all that said, yours truly is joining in the festivities!


I’m giving away One Complete Embroidery Kit from Clementine Patterns – and the winner gets to choose which one!

Included in the embroidery kit is:

  • Pre-printed Cotton Fabric Pattern
  • Cotton Panel for Stability
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Embroidery Needle & Needlebook
  • 4″ Embroidery Hoop
  • Pattern Instruction Sheet
  • Illustrated Stitch Guide

All you’ll need to complete the embroidery is a pair of scissors!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter, it’s easy and there are several ways to add your name to the hat! Giveaway ends Friday, December 12th at midnight EST and the winner will be randomly selected and announced here the following day. This giveaway is open to US and International entrants alike.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

As a happy bonus (because everyone likes those), SAVE 15% on all orders through Saturday, December 13th, by using coupon code SEWAWAY at checkout!

8 November 2014

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Our newest embroidery pattern is up in the shop as a pattern or complete kit! Featuring 1 Corinthians 13:7-8, this embroidery is the perfect gift for weddings and anniversaries. And, really, it’s good for all of us – a beautiful reminder that love never ends.

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things. Love never ends…”

And today is the third anniversary of launching Clementine Patterns! It’s been a wonderful three years of designing, cutting, stitching, wrapping, folding, assembling, packaging, and shipping off orders to so many wonderful customers! So to celebrate: Use coupon code HAPPYSHIP at checkout for free shipping on all domestic orders through November 10th!

14 March 2014

Lazy-Daisy Stitch

Embroidered Vine

Embroidered Homestead

Embroidered Sunflowers

Proverbs Embroidery by Clementine Pattern Co.

Baby Birds

Redwork by Clementine Pattern Co.

Proverbs Redwork Embroidery by Clementine Pattern Co.

This embroidery features a flourishing homestead full of life, centered around Proverbs 24:3-4:

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;
by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

This pattern was delightful to embroider and is a beautiful reminder of the joy of living in the way of the Lord. The stitches used include straight, back, stem, seed, lazy-daisy, and French knot. The finished work fits perfectly in an 11″ x 14″ frame. (Makes for a wonderful addition to the home or a wedding or housewarming gift!)

Now available at Clementine Pattern Co., this embroidery kit comes in color and redwork!

13 November 2013

Autumn: Give Thanks

There are many wonderful ways to record the blessings in our lives. We get to take note, remember, study, and proclaim the works of the Lord and share them with those around us and future generations.

One way we have enjoyed writing down and displaying reminders of God’s mercies toward us has been through “The Thankful Tree.” A vase of branches becomes home to a record of many of the blessings we are thankful for. We’ve used pretty paper for the “leaves,” and even wooden chalk tags.

We still have last year’s “Thankful Tree” set up in our kitchen, ready for another Thanksgiving.

The Original Thankful Tree

The Thankful Tree (with Chalk)

Another beautiful reminder to count it all joy and give thanks in all things is the “Give Thanks” embroidery pattern (or kit) from Clementine Pattern Co.

Give Thanks Embroidery Pattern and Kit by Clementine Patterns

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Great are the works of the Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them.”
—Psalm 111:2

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24 September 2013

Harvest Time - Fresh Baked Pear Pie

It’s the third day of Autumn. The temperatures are dropping, the sun takes its rest in golden skies, and the fields are being harvested. We’re surrounded by reminders that this beautiful season is upon us.

Apples and pears are being picked, friends and neighbors are getting out their scarves and boots, raspberries are ripe, the grape jelly has been put up from this year’s harvest, the trees are well on their way to a full bloom of what is fondly called Autumn colors.

Just as there is a time to plant there is a time to pluck up what is planted. “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

There’s something peaceful and exciting about each new season – as one goes, another comes.

We look back at what God has taught us and brought us through and look forward to what He has in store for the future. We see His merciful hand at work every step of the way, knowing that His works are good and His ways are righteous.

Harvest Time - Picking Raspberries

Indiana Landscape - Harvested Field

Harvest Time - Concord Grapes

Harvest Time - Grain-Free Pear Pie

With each new season – and each new day – comes a reminder of the faithfulness of the Lord. “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22) “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:21-23)

His promises never fail.

21 May 2013


The sliced potatoes frying in the skillet looked in need of some fresh chive. I quickly slipped outside to the edge of the garden and cut some of the green beauty that was blowing in the strong Indiana wind.

Chives & Fried Potatoes

After a quick rinse and a few chops of the knife, the chives were tossed into the skillet to join the potatoes! It made for a delicious side dish at dinner last evening.

“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.”

—Proverbs 15:16-17

28 February 2013

Tree in Winter

“He only can be esteemed really and permanently happy,
who enjoys peace of mind in the favor of God.”

—Noah Webster

Sunset Tree

2 February 2013

The final two installments of our Fruit of the Spirit PDF Embroidery Patterns are here – and you can download them for free through February 8th!

Gentleness Embroidery Pattern by Clementine Pattern Co.

Gentleness Embroidery Pattern by Clementine Pattern Co.

Click here to download the Gentleness PDF Embroidery Pattern
by Clementine Pattern Co.

(For personal use only. This PDF pattern download is available for free through February 8th. After that, it’ll be headed to the shop!)



Click here to download the Self-control PDF Embroidery Pattern
by Clementine Pattern Co.

(For personal use only. This PDF pattern download is available for free through February 8th. After that, it’ll be headed to the shop!)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
—Galatians 5:22-24

19 January 2013

Creating a Warm and Cozy Scent for Your Home

This is a delightful and simple way to add an extra dash of “warm and cozy” to your home during these cold winter months. We first encountered this delicious aroma at our friend Laura’s home, and ever since it has been a favorite of ours.

Spice and Clementine Rinds

Combine the following in a small pot:

• Clementine Rinds
• Cinnamon Sticks
• Whole Cloves
• Ground Nutmeg, optional
• Water

Let simmer on the stove, being sure to frequently check the water level and not let it get too low.

Creating a Warm and Cozy Scent for Your Home

Creating a Warm and Cozy Scent for Your Home