Palestrina..and catching up!

Palestrina knot for TAST week 26

The Palestrina knot took me many tries to figure out…but once I kept at it, it is a favorite now. In these soft pearl cottons, it looks like frosting (doesn’t really convey the frosting look in the photos…)
I enjoyed it so much, I added it to another project I am working on:

the cherry color, and the gingerbread color look like frosting (to me).

And….I have been catching up with TAST!  here are my beginner workings of weeks 1 – 12 :

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First Class

color work – first try

I have begun a wonderful class online – very excited ;
and it has begun with a bit of color exploration – this exercise has helped with discipline , as I easily get distracted with images, colors, etc.

what is bursting from my heart, is how thankful I am to see color – that is first and foremost…..and that there even is color!

And, of course, the color is in the Light – not in the image, or even in the flower or tree – it is in the Light…how it is refracted, absorbed, reflected, etc. –

which is why rainbows are so extraordinary, and fun.


For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, 
hath shined in our hearts, to give the light 
of the knowledge 
of the glory 
of God 
in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 corinthians 4:6

next up TAST continues! I am catching up!

Take A Stitch

Cable Chain Stitch for TAST week 25

This is the first sampling of stitches I have attempted for the Take A Stitch Tuesday Challenge, found on sharon b’s Pin Tangle blog.  This is for week 25,
Cable Chain Stitch.

three rows of cable chain stitch…

cable chain Bunny row …..

cable chain rows as “leaves” with bullion caterpillars….

I have some catching up to do- and am working at it!  But it is a lovely “adventure” to be participating in ……so many beautiful embroidery examples to look at, new blogs to explore, new friends to “meet”.  You do NOT have to be a great embroiderer to come along…as evidenced by my meager samplings :D  Come along, if you please!

My Father Creates Poppies

Mauve Poppy in the garden

Oh Thank you Father!  For everything…great and small.  I pray even one, or even many! will come to know you, by the power of the Holy Spirit…..through me.  To know they NEED you…and the salvation you have provided by and through your Son, Jesus Christ.

Oh Righteous Father!  The world hath not known thee; but I know thee, and these have known that thou has sent me.    john 17:25

He lives! and He came to save sinners – have you talked to Him?

The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. romans 10: 8-10