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Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday and the Symbol of His Promise

For many Christians around the world, today is Good Friday, a very somber day of rememberance of the sacrifice made by our Lord, Jesus upon the cross, when He gave His life for the sins of all mankind, that we who believe in Him may have eternal life.  Every year, on this day, my heart weighs heavily in my chest, but thankfully, this is NOT the end!   We have hope renewed, on Easter morning, because the light of Christ came back into our lives when God raised Jesus from the grave to new life for all eternity!

This Easter, I finally put the finishing touches on a very beautiful piece, that I have had in my WIP box for quite a while, but this year I was determined that it would be finished in time to hang up for Easter.  It is appropriately titled "Easter's Promise", by Mike Vickery.  I absolutely loved stitching this wonderful design with it's beautiful cross, surrounded by the beauty of spring's glorious blooms of colour too.
                                     Materials:  Navy 28 Count Lugana
                                                              DMC Fibers
                                                              Brass Hammered Double Bell Pull


Just thought that you might enjoy a few close-up views too.  This is truly one of my most treasured pieces that I have ever stitched.  



This is one of my favorite hymns, called 
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"
(by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748)

"When I survey the wondrous cross,
On which the prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.  Amen.

Easter Blessings!



17 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish!

    Have a very Happy Easter

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  2. Your piece is beautiful!! It's wonderful that you finished it this year so that you could display it.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

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  3. Kathy: Your beautiful words of the Easter Season are extremely touching, we celebrate the easter Season for many days, we are so lucky who believe in the saving Grace Of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I am sad for the none believers and pray for them always.
    I look forward to Mass on Esaster Sunday it does give me a feeling of great renewel.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.
    I love the piece you finished it is stunning.
    Happy Easter
    Catherine

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  4. What a beautiful finish! Wow! Just in time for Easter too. Have a wonderful Easter!

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  5. This is one of my favorite hymns too, Kathy,
    and this piece you've worked is just lovely.
    Have a blessed and beautiful Resurrection Day.
    Warmly,
    Sandy

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  6. The bell pull is lovely. I think Celtic type crosses are so pretty. Thank you for a meaningful Good Friday post.

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  7. What a stunning finish, Kathy--so glad you were able to finish it for Easter! Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter Sunday...

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  8. That's an amazing bellpull; so glad you can enjoy it this season. May you and your family share a blessed Easter.

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  9. This is just beautiful and I've not seen it before...just lovely and the message even more so! He is risen, Hallelujah!

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  10. very beautiful !
    Happy Easter !
    bisous bisous

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  11. It truly is a glorious design! You've done a lovely job on it. A belated Happy Easter to you and yours. The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluhia!
    BTW my husband is a church organist and that is one of my favourite hymns.

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  12. Congrats on the finish. I'd bet you put a lot of work into that!! I hope you had a happy Easter!

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  13. Just beautiful! And the finish is exquisite. Our Good Friday was marred by Jos finding out he is being laid off. Still we enjoyed a sunny and summer like long weekend at our cottage up north. I hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend!

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  14. Beautiful finish! I hope you had a wonderful Easter. :)

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  15. A beautiful finish to a lovely piece of work. So glad you finished it for Easter,

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