Journal Embroidery - Oh Deer

I bought myself a leather journal sometime last month and have since been debating what to fill it with. Then one day while I was scrolling through Pinterest I came across the concept of journal embroidery, and loved it! This design was so fun to do -- it started out as nothing more than a deer and the words "oh deer" (because really, who could resist a pun). Then I decided it could use a bit more prettying up, so I added the vines and lilies myself. I'm thinking of doing a tutorial for paper embroidery after Thanksgiving. 

Do you keep a journal? What do you like to fill it with?

Much love,

the heart should be alive.

"People say to you, ‘you’ve changed’, or something like that, well, I hope, for the sake of God that you have changed, because I don’t want to be the same person all my life. I want to be growing, I want to be expanding. I want to be changing. Because animate things change, inanimate things don’t change. Dead things don’t change. And the heart should be alive, it should be changing, it should be moving, it should be growing, its knowledge should be expanding, always." - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf