Tuesday, August 7, 2012

LATE Monday Melodies: Me Without You

I kinda missed Monday.
To be honest, I was a little out of it,
but, like the Olympic athletes I've been watching on TV,
I got a good 'pep talk', someone told me I could make it through,
I refocused, rallied, and here I am, back.

I heard this song on the radio this weekend,
but (as is always the case when you hear a great song for the first time)
the DJ started another song and I didn't get to hear the title and artist!
Don't you hate it when that happens?!

But, through a little bit of God-incidence,
I stumbled upon it completely by 'accident' today
after listening to a song a friend of mine recommended.

And here it is for your listening enjoyment.
And I hope you will do just that....


PS- This is a pretty awesome lyric video by the way!

Me Without You by TobyMac

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

More Stitches: Cross Stitch Continued

I think I'm going cross-eyed!

Sorry, bad joke.

But seriously, I've had to make myself take extended breaks
during my many recent cross stitch projects,
for both my eyes and my wrists.

Want to see what I've stitched up?

A printed replica of one of Thomas Kinkade's masterpieces,
this lighthouse scene is mostly a printed color picture meant to be embellished
with french knots, and small detail and outline stitching.
By the way, this is the project that forced me to learn and perfect my french knots.
A milestone then, wouldn't you say?

And actually, this was another project I had started before our move and never finished!
But, I'm proud to say it was the last one hiding in my craft closet!
At least as far as cross stitching is concerned.
Whew, it feels good to have all of those finished!

Next, this little beauty was a cute completely new, untouched project.
I love the "Jesus" letters,
they look just like little board pieces strung together with wire.

I'll share a little secret with you.
I'm kinda weird in the fact that I like to put symbolism in things I do,
and this project provided a great opportunity.

As with all cross stitch projects, you have to start with the center of your design.
The center of this one happened to be the letters in 'Jesus'.
How fitting, after all He wants to be the center of our lives, right?
And, well, I completed the entire project but left one letter
in the name 'Jesus' until the very last
as a way of saying
it all begins and ends with Jesus.

I liked this pattern a lot, with all the curly designs,
varied colors and simple message.
It was a kit, so I have a very clear pattern to go by,
I think in the future I would like to recreate it using different color combinations.
It would make a great gift.
Can't you just see it in bright pinks, purples, and oranges?
And maybe a black and white version?
Hmmm...so many possibilities!


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