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


14 February 2013

The past couple months have been filled with a great many things! New patterns are in the works for Clementine, wonderful books are being read, coffee is being brewed (and heartily drank), memories are being made, and hearts are filled with gratefulness. (What a wonderful God we serve!)

One of the projects (details still under wraps) involves a good deal of this:

Illustrating and Editing

Breezy (left) illustrating and yours truly (right) scanning and editing illustrations. It is such a joy to be able to work alongside my sister. Not only do we share a home studio, but our interests and talents compliment one another, going hand-in-hand.

How wonderfully true this is:

“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from Him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?” —Ecclesiastes 2:24-25

Bently Enjoying the Sunshine

To top it all off, we all – even our dog Bently – are enjoying every ounce of sunshine the Lord sends.


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!)

Self-Control

Self-Control

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


13 January 2013

Rain

I can hear the steady pattering of raindrops hitting the tin roof of the front porch.

As I sit here recovering from a cold on this chilly, wet day, I have been spending this peaceful time reading, praying, listening to a sermon, and recording the Providences of God. He has blessed us with a new year in which to serve Him, as He sustains us day by day.

Rain

The sound of the rainfall brought to mind the faithful lovingkindness of our God – how He cares for us and provides for all of our needs, down to each little raindrop. In one of my readings I turned to The Lovingkindness of God from A.W. Pink’s “The Attributes of God” [PDF]. I found this passage to be both humbling and awe-inspiring:

“Marvelous it is that One so infinitely above us, so inconceivably glorious, so ineffably holy, should not only notice such worms of the earth, but also set His heart upon them, give His Son for them, send His Spirit to indwell them, and so bear with all their imperfections and waywardness as never to remove His lovingkindness from them.”

“The more occupied we are with God’s goodness, the more careful we will be about our obedience.”

Rain

May our love for Him and our awe of His faithful, preserving, life-giving hand compel us to evermore walk in obedience to His commands!


9 December 2012

Thank you to all who entered the give-away this week for the Rejoice in the Lord Embroidery Kit by Clementine Pattern Co.! It was delightful to read all of your comments and learn about what you decorate your walls with. After using Random.org to pick the winner…

The winner of the Rejoice in the Lord Embroidery Kit is:

Melissa M!

Congratulations, Melissa! (I’ve sent you an email!)
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Save

As a thank you to all who entered who would still enjoy stitching one of our patterns: Use coupon code CELEBRATE20 at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order at Clementine Patterns! (Valid through December 10th)
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And, as a gift, you can download two PDF embroidery patterns for FREE through December 20th! Our latest two Fruit of the Spirit PDF patterns are available:

Goodness by Clementine Patterns

Click Here to download our Goodness Embroidery Pattern PDF

Faithfulness by Clementine Pattern Co

Click Here to download our Faithfulness Embroidery Pattern PDF

(These free PDF embroidery patterns by Clementine Patterns are for your personal use only and are available as free downloads through December 20th.)


3 December 2012

Clementine Pattern Co. began just over a year ago. It has been a wonderful journey creating patterns, working on new product ideas, assembling orders, and shipping off packages to homes across the country and around the world!

With the Sew, Mama, Sew! Blog hosting Giveaway Day today, December 3rd, we’re giving away one of our best selling embroidery kits: Rejoice in the Lord.

Included in this kit is everything you need to complete the embroidery:

How to Enter:

Leave a comment below… and if you’d like, answer the question: What do you like to decorate your walls with?

For Extra Entries: (Be sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do!)

Give-away ends December 7th at midnight EST. Will ship internationally. Winner will be randomly selected, announced, and notified the following day.

P.S. Don’t want to wait? Use coupon code CELEBRATE20 at checkout to receive 20% off
your entire order at Clementine Patterns!
(Valid through December 10th)


22 November 2012

Give Thanks - Thanksgiving

Breezy drew this lettering based on Psalm 111:1 with chalk on a framed chalkboard.

Give Thanks - Thanksgiving

In the kitchen, near The Thankful Tree.

Give Thanks - Thanksgiving

“Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of splendor and majesty is His work,
and His righteousness endures forever.”

—Psalm 111:1-3

Have a most joyous and blessed Thanksgiving!

P.S. I would love to know what you are thankful for – feel free to share with me in a comment!


16 November 2012

The Thankful Tree

Autumn is such a beautiful season – the colors, the weather, etc. More than that, though, it is beautiful to see people give thanks, counting how many ways God has blessed them. And for each and everyone of us living and breathing, that list is unending.

One way we display reminders to cultivate a thankful heart is with The Thankful Tree. This year instead of scrapbook paper we are using wooden chalkboard tags.

The Thankful Tree

For assembling, all you need is:

Sticks
Wooden Chalkboard Tags (make your own or buy them already made)
Chalk (you can sharpen the chalk with a pencil sharpener)
Scissors
Glass Jar – gallon (shown) or half-gallon
Assorted Nuts, for extra beauty
Burlap and/or Ribbon, for extra beauty
Thankful Heart (“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart…”)

The Thankful Tree

The Thankful Tree

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name;
make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
tell of all His wondrous works!”

—1 Chronicles 16:8-9

The Thankful Tree

Are you building a Thankful Tree this year? What blessings will you be etching on the ornaments?