Friday, 11 October 2013
A Row of Crowns
Hello everyone! Look at my CROWNS! (well, they are really Sarah Limah's crowns... she chose to stitch them in eyelet stitches.)
When I was a little girl my dad loaded us all up in the station wagon, and every Sunday my mom and dad took us all to church, where we headed up to the balcony loft (less conspicuous there! mom could swat us with the hymnal if she needed to, to make us behave : )
and we joined the choir singers (very informal, these rural country churches. They let us kids stand on the fringes and join the singing) and sing, "Holy, Holy, Holy". (I always tried to stand next to this petite dark-haired woman -- can't remember her name now -- that had a lovely alto voice. She could harmonize like anything!)
So as I am stitching these crowns I keep thinking of the words "casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea...." (Memory is a funny thing isn't it...you would think, 40 years later, I would have forgotten by now? : )
(however I will spare you and stop writing about my childhood and get on to the stitching stuff!)
here is where I was a couple of days ago, on Sarah. (you can see where I put aside stitching the over-one on the rest of the word 'receive'....am going to finish that when I feel a bit braver!) (pardon the wrinkles....)
then I got into those eyelet crowns and, wow....they are FUN!
I hope all of you are getting some stitching time in these cool Fall evenings.... I am enjoying Sarah Limah very much!