Category Archives: Continue to Pray for Peace

Prayer seeks … ~ a free Prayer Sampler

Pic ~ Prayer seeks ... A Prayer Sampler for your personal stitching only … not to be put to any commercial use.

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.

Pic ~ Prayer Seeks ~ on navy


PIC ~ Prayer ~ black no grid Prayer Seeks ... with pastel background















A Sudanese ~ Italian Saint for February

Amazing woman filled with the love of God.  Perfect for thinking about in the month of hearts.


Alphabets and Sunflowers ~ April Freebie & a note

Thank you all for your lovely comments!  You give this designer even more motivation!  Note: I’ve started a new SHARED FILES widget, as the first one is full and it’s getting a it harder to easily find the patterns you want.  So, as of today patterns created before April 2013 will be stored in the first Shared Files widget.  Patterns created for release in April 2013 and after, will be stored in the second, Shared Files II widget.  All patterns are under my copyright and released for your personal, non-commercial use only.  The original design (pictured here) was created with Sullivan’s Floss.

The DMC  version is also in the Shared Files II widget! 

Happy Stitching!


Alphabets and Sunflowers

Alphabets and Sunflowers

Late, but heartfelt link in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a late posting I know, but it’s posted in the spirit, not the letter of.   If I could, I would exist outside of all time.  I’m still not completely ready for last Christmas, which is not unusual, but the anticipation of Christmas is always with me.  The words of MLK Jr. and other wisdom-bearers are always with me also, bringing hope into our sorry, sorry world.


Menorah Star 2011 Freebie

A design for Hanukkah … released for your stitching pleasure only.  Please do not put this or any of my other designs to any commercial use.  


A Beautiful Miracle in Egypt

work in progress

“Anyone who fails to go forward begins to go back, and love, I believe, can never be content to stay for long where it is.” —St. Teresa of Avila

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