Friday, 26 September 2014

Courage, dear heart.





I found this little box at the antique fair and knew exactly what I needed to do with it. It's just the right size for a pocket, a tangible reminder to keep going when times are tough, like some kindly words from a good friend that you can carry around with you. The quote is by C.S. Lewis.

14 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

Beautiful stitching, sweet sentiment.

Carrie B. said...

So beautiful. I love to see what your creativity will come up with next!

Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

Jayne said...

Another little gem Christine, I love the idea of putting this in your pocket to gaze at when you need to. You always come up with such wonderful ideas. Beautiful stitching as always x

epocktextiles said...

so beautiful and ... well ... gentle

Things Hand Made said...

I love the idea of a box in which you can keep your courage, a talisman to help you

Karen said...

What a perfect piece for that wee box. So beautifully done!

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

A really beautiful box again. Such a lovely idea. I wonder, do you stitch the embroidered piece in (with difficulty!) Or do you use a tiny bit of glue?

Susan Hemann said...

big words, in such a small container- a poem is coming, lovely work as always!!

gentlework said...

Thanks all for your comments - it's always lovely to hear from you.

(The embroidered fabric is glued into the box Andy Lloyd Williams...)

Andy Lloyd Williams said...

Many thanks. Andy

Our photos said...

Beautiful is the little box!
Greetings...

Michelle Hill said...

I absolutely love all your creations and this one is just perfect for my heart to hear right now. Thank you for your inspiration!

Linda S said...

I love this quote so much. I've read the book it's in and it has always spoke to me. You do beautiful and meaningful work. Thank you.

Betsy said...

Do you mind if I make one similar as a gift as encouragement for a dear friend? It is a perfect gift for her...