A very heartfelt December greeting to you all. It has been a bit of a crazy past few weeks and I am really behind in updating things. Good news - we found a house (again!). News - it needs work (lots!). I've traded my x's for physical labor and we are making our way through cleaning, flooring, sheet rock, painting, roofing, plumbing, electrical aaannnnd coral snakes and tarantulas. I know there is incredible beauty in God's creation, but I have a hard time finding it in things with eight furry legs or that slither.
On that note :o) I have four new charts, new keeps and minders, and fobs to match the Gingher Rynn scissors.
MBT-281 Refuge and Strength Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. I always say that I stitch what I'm going through, and this is my life. Clinging onto the Rock of my salvation. God says He is our refuge, which means we must need one! He is always there in our trouble, which means we will have trouble! This pattern is the first in a series of at least three. All are on the same fabric, which is the most beautiful hand dyed linen by Fiber on a Whim, 32 ct. Belfast, "Affogato". The threads are by Weeks Dye Works. The most amazing frame is by Green Tree Gallery.
MBT-282 Exceptional Friends
Behind every exceptional woman is a best friend supporting her crazy ideas. I often doubt my ideas. It helps to have a best friend that is there for the highs and lows, pushing me to do better or reminding me that I can take time to breathe. My husband is the constant best friend, but there are many incredible women who are also in my corner and nudging me on - even when it seems crazy. The model is stitched on 32 ct. jobelan, "Queen Anne's Lace," with Weeks Dye Works thread.
MBT-283 My Jesus, I Love Thee
This hymn is one that I love to sing. It reminds me of the sacrifice He made when he paid the price for my iniquity. The model is stitched on 28 ct. country french linen, "Golden Needle," with Gentle Art Sampler Thread. Frame by Green Tree Gallery.
MBT-284 The Peace of Christ Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. This season of Christmas is a reminder for me of the birth of Christ, the celebration of His humble beginnings, and a renewed focus on surrender. Model is stitched on 28 ct. jobelan, "Ivory," with Weeks Dye Works Thread.
For the new accessories, there are so many!
Merry Christmas Needle Minder
With all of my craziness with the house and life, these all started reaching your favorite shops a couple of weeks ago. I pray that you find peace in this season of life, joy and comfort in the art you love, and time to rejoice even when the mountain looks too high to climb. Many hugs.