"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

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!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Blogoversary Giveaway...

Have you checked out the wonderful 3rd Blogoversary Giveaway at Angela's "Hooked on Stitches".  She has something really special to give away to a very lucky stitcher, and her finishes are just fabulous too.  So, hope that you will check it out!

Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)