“R” Is For Rest And…

I have been taking a little blogging break to rest and recover from a recent car accident where I was rear-ended.

I needed this time to heal my body and recover from the trauma.  Although I’m still not fully recovered, I am starting to feel better so I returned to work today.

Yesterday, I realized that it would be fun to complete a page in my Alphabet Journal that I started in 2016… Why not create a page of “R‘s” that I add to each day this week?

Really, I could do this!  So here is my beginning in a 11×14 inch journal:


I drew the flowers on a separate  piece of lightweight paper in pencil.  I darkened the lines with color pencil.  I stitched over the flowers using “Sewable Swedish Tracing Paper” that I purchased on Amazon for one of my online classes and previously painted in watercolor.

The flower stems were cut from purchased handmade paper that I also painted with watercolor.  I attached the flowers and stems with dark green thread on my sewing machine and then glued the paper to my journal:


I finished my piece by adding details with color pencil.

It was fun to experiment and I look forward to seeing where tomorrow’s reflection will take me.  I hope you join me!

Cheers! 🙂

28 responses to ““R” Is For Rest And…

  1. Glad you are feeling better, Jill. And with smiles of words and art to celebrate! (K)

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  2. So sorry Jill, I do hope you are feeling better. The stitching paper is so unique! Very cool~

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    • Thank you Jenna, it was good to have a break – I just wish the circumstances could have been different. 😊 I have been wanting to add stitching for awhile. I like how this turned out. 🌼


  3. Oh Jill, I’m so sorry to hear about your car accident. I always felt that my last car was jinxed because I was rear ended twice and once I had a dump truck back into me. Luckily I wasn’t injured in any of those incidents but all three times I was shaken and jolted by the incidents. I need to get back to my alphabet journal as well. Looking forward to what you come up with. Rest, relax and recover. Hugs!

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    • That sound horrible Carol! 😳 I’m glad you weren’t hurt in your accidents. They are very upsetting and stressful! 😟 Creating a page in my alphabet journal seemed do-able. Thanks for your good wishes and hugs! 😘💕

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  4. So sorry to hear about your car accident! I hope you are back to yourself in “R”ecord time!

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  5. Relunctantly respected your needed R&R, but REJOICING in your RETURN! xo ❤

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  6. Good to hear that you are on the mend. 🙂 I am sure that you know that it could have been worse, count your blessings, my dear friend. ❤ sending prayers and blessings your way!

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  7. Jill, sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you are feeling better soon! 😀

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  8. No good Jill the car accident is something you could have done without. But rest is good and the flowers are gorgeous I hope you are healing well and sending us beautiful art on your blog soon xxxx.K

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    • Thank you Kath ☺️ Yes, rest is good! 💕👍 I’m glad you like my flowers! 🌼🌸🌼 Pain takes a lot out of me but I’m healing. Thanks for your kind words, dear friend! 😘💕xo


  9. Happy to see you are back and so soon too!! xx

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  10. So sorry to hear that Jill! Hope you feel better very soon! And this is lovely… best cure ever!! 😍

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  11. I knew you weren’t feeling well, but am sorry to hear it’s b/c of a car accident! I’m glad you’re on the road to recovery. This is lovely, and very creative with the stitching.

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  12. love what you made!!!!! Get better sooon!

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