Make yourself familiar
with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen they are present with you.
-St. Francis de Sales
Monday, April 25, 2011
Needle and Threads
are making for busy hands. As much as I love crocheting doilies I find I am equally loving cross stitch. Such sweet, wonderful designs I am finding to make ornaments or small pillows. Makes for an easy take along anywhere.
I want to pick up a small, table top size, Christmas tree this fall to seasonally decorate throughout the year. Whether it will be green or white I haven't decided yet ... I have seen white ones on a few blogs and they have been beautifully adorned for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter ... etc. I think cross stitch ornaments for the little tree would be so special. With that in mind, I came upon this pattern ... Quaker Holly at The Workbasket - Free. You an see the completed design at their site. The center of the flowers have french knots but I am thinking maybe of putting beads there instead.
Right now I'm using 14 count cloth. I really would like to make ornaments using a 28 or 32 count. Hoping that eventually I can do that. I so admire the work I have seen with those count cloths, they are just so beautiful..
These are a few more designs I have found and am on the look out for friendship type saying and charts. A few people that I would like to make something special for. Any ideas?
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's Prayer for Spiritual Adoption
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the preborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.
Glory of The Season
Almighty God, Father of all nations, For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus. We praise you and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, The foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good. Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; By your grace may we have the courage to defend them, For ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land. We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, And in the name of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, In the unity of the Holy Spirit, With whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Today is special ...
Today is God's gift to you, how you use it is your gift to God
Before the Threshold of My Day
I've much to do today, dear Lord, But let me kneel a bit Before the threshold of my day That I may enter it With mind serene and heart made fresh with fragrant heavenly dew. That every moment of the day I'll be reflecting you.
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love. It is there for each and
every one of us.