This pattern was inspired by a line in a book I’m reading, Hidden Mountain, Secret Garden: A Theological Contemplation on Prayer. I’ve always found it somewhat difficult to pray consistently. I often read about it, thinking to discover a path to a deeper prayer life. But most of the time needlework serves as the path to my hidden mountain, quieting and separating me from the world. Setting my stitches is somewhat like fingering the beads of a Rosary, a physical meditation leading to peaceful contemplation and a sense of spiritual connection.
I love colors against a black background (must have an Amish gene in the mix!) and inadvertantly left the black background in the pattern directions when I first posted. Here’s what Prayer Seeks … looks like on very dark fields … one black and one navy blue, and also on a pastel ground.
Amazing woman filled with the love of God. Perfect for thinking about in the month of hearts.
After wrestling with trying to add the titles for the pictures of my charts … after I posted them, I decided to do a second post instead. So here goes:
The pattern names for the pictures read from left to right:
All my scattering moments … I, All my scattering moments … II, All my scattering moments … III,
A reader lives a thousand … I, A reader lives a thousand … II, and Choose your colors
The actual patterns will be posted in the Shared Files III widget on the right hand side of the bottom of the blog. Tomorrow.
My Mom loved needlework and had a collection of work done by her Mom and other family members. Many of these beautiful things were lost during a flood in the 1950’s, but I’ve inherited the pieces that she was able to salvage. Of these, one is a combination of applique and cutwork which I’ve always loved. Last year I adapted it for cross stitch, and am releasing it for your personal, non-commercial use. The verses are ones from my collection. So try the “Pick Your Colors” variation, or one with its colors provided, but enjoy! The patterns for all reside in the Shared Files III widget at the bottom right of my blog page.