Category Archives: cross stitch
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.
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.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Under my copyright and free for your personal, non-commercial use only.
I’m having major issues with Box.net and may not be able to get things straightened out until January. So I tried posting a link to the pattern right in the post itself. OMG! Why didn’t I think of this before? I’m going to post the next few patterns this way and see how it goes. It should make finding the PDF patterns much easier, yes?
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A small sampler packed with special stitches, under my copyright and released for your personal, non-commercial use only. Uses Sullivan Floss or DMC 3713, 761, 760 & 3761 or Au Ver A Soie 1011/1012, 1013/2931, 2932/2943 & 1722.
A small sampler with a big message … free for your personal use only and under my copyright.
Here’s an update on one of my older patterns, No Farmer Ever Plowed, and a bonus, newer version of the same quote. Both are under my copyright and released for your personal stitching pleasure only.
Pick your favorite color and enjoy some Spring Plantings! The design is released under my copyright for your personal stitching pleasure only, and not for any commercial use.