Saturday, March 22, 2008

FINISHED STITCHING




I have been absent for a bit. If you check out Rambling in Atlanta you will see we were given some beautiful furniture and so I did the Spring Cleaning. It is also allergy season here and I got a sinus infection already so that slowed me down. Yesterday was the first I really felt like stitching and so between yesterday and today I finished this part of the project. It is for a needle book for a swap. I will share the finished piece as soon as we decide where I can set up the sewing machine. I think we are also getting a l shaped cherry wood desk and that will go into my sewing/guest room. I am anxious for that!
I have cut out a new project this evening from the new Inspirations. It is the bear on the cover:
http://www.countrybumpkin.com.au/index.php?cPath=2_72
I fell in love with her. I will be doing her in a pink dress and heart. She has all you need for a stitching project. With her by my side I will be organized and sure will not be lonely. I hope I want to make a few more for gifts.
Tomorrow is Easter and I have been inspired by this season. We have a lot to be thankful for when we really let it sink in that our Precious Lord gave His life for us so we can Live and be with Him in Heaven. I don't think I have ever felt more humbled by it and at the same time so grateful for this sacrifice. There is a hymn we used to sing in our Mennonite Church as I was growing up and I love. There was no piano or organ in the church and so it was beautiful in four-part harmony. Tonight I thought I would close with the words of this hymn. May you each have a Happy Easter!
LIFT YOUR GLAD VOICES
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/l/i/liftyour.htm
Lift your glad voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die;
Vain were the terrors that gathered around Him,
And short the dominion of death and the grave;
He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound Him,
Resplendent in glory to live and to save!
Loud was the chorus of angels on high,
The Savior hath risen, and man shall not die.


Glory to God, in full anthems of joy;
The being He gave us death cannot destroy:
Sad were the life we must part with tomorrow,
If tears were our birthright, and death were our end;
But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley of sorrow,
And bade us, immortal, to Heaven ascend:
Lift then your voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man shall not die.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

This is a beautiful song. I love the words! I am so glad that we have hope in tomorrow and a reason to live today.
God bless you,
Wendy