I love this free design of Star’s in so many ways. The saying, “Seize the day” in Latin, is one it is always good to remember. I love the look of the lettering and the cracked marble. The leaves on the lower left are Acanthus leaves.
Although Star explains in her post why she put them there. I also like them here because they remind me of the abundance of God’s grace and of creation. Here’s why. I used to live in a house with Acanthus planted all along the driveway. In northern California they grow very well. Being big and flashy they were a nice driveway plant. But they also attracted snails, seemingly billions of them. Now snails are also really common in Northern California and the bane of many gardeners.
But here I had my own personal snail traps. Except for the holes in the leaves, and with leaves that big who cares, it was such a perfect combination. I had lovely plants to look at, the snails had food, and we all were happy with God and His World.
So seize the day and do this needlepoint!