Saturday, 25 February 2012

A Lenten Stitch

This past Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, marked the beginning of the season of Lent. One of the readings at our service was from Psalm 103. As a reminder of my Lenten journey I have started stitching La D Da Psalm 103.



After hearing the psalm read I was sure that I had this piece in my stash. So on Thursday morning I spent some time sorting through my charts until I found it. I'm using DMC and a piece of scrap jubilee left from a previous stitch. This is the first La D Da design I stitch although I have several in my stash. It's stitching up quickly and I hope to have it finished by the end of the weekend. I haven't decided yet how to finish finish it. I think I would like to frame it and hang it where I can see it each morning to remind me of the life and love God gave to me in the sacrifice of His only Son.


Wednesday and Thursday were also some of the warmest days we've seen for some time. The remaining ice on our drive melted away as did a good portion of the snow on my front lawn. I welcomed the mild weather as an opportunity to remove my Christmas lights from the bushes and store them away until next year. Good thing I took advantage of the nice day because by Friday we were back to this!




Yup, the lawn's covered once more in a blanket of white. That little taste of spring was too good to be true!  Today the wind is really whipping up all that snow and creating some whiteout conditions on the roads. A good day to stay put and stitch, which is what I pretty well did all day yesterday. I'm hoping this lets up some though this afternoon because I'm getting a little housebound and itching to get out. I want to visit my local fabric shop and look for some spring or Easter fabrics. I have a finish from last year as well as the BBD Breath of Spring that will need fabric for finishing.


Nothing else too exciting going on here. I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend. I'll be back next week with more pics of my WIP.

15 comments:

Angela said...

Congrats on your La D Da finish! We were supposed to get that snow but it completely missed us. I'm not complaining though....I like Spring and that is what I have considered our Winter to be so far (so far that's the key words) LOL.

CalamityJr said...

What a great idea for a Lenten piece. I know you'll appreciate having that finish in your home. Can't wait to see it completed!

Daffycat said...

I love La D Da designs but I have never stitched one...there are several in my wish list but I don't think I even own any yet! Your Psalm sampler is really wonderful and you have made excellent progress!

Whoa, this does look like great stitching weather! We only had one teeny snow storm this winter...so the weeds in our yard have taken over! That big freeze would be nice here right now. Well, maybe only for a day anyway =)

Rhona said...

Looks like the perfect weather to stay in and stitch! We have had a dusting of snow today but I don't think it's going to last (thankfully.) Enjoy your stitching time!

Penny said...

Lovely verse on the La D Da piece.
I'm glad you posted your snow picture. It reminds me of what snow looks like. :) We've hardly had any to speak of this year.

Nicola said...

The weather is so mixed up as are the plants in my garden.

I think that you have chosen a perfect design.

Judy S. said...

Very nice, Lynn. It's supposed to snow here tonight...hope not!

Nancy said...

That is the perfect project for this Lenten season! Love your stitching!

Glad you had a day of springlike weather before the snow came again! Mother Nature likes to tease us doesn't she~ ;0

Carol said...

Such a perfect piece for this time of year, Lynn! So sorry to see your ground is snow-covered once again! We had a bit on Saturday, but it melted quickly thank goodness... Only three more weeks until spring--hang in there!

Anne said...

Lovely Lenten piece Lynn!! Ooh, alliteration!! We are starting Lent tomorrow so we had crepes today :D Now no meat, dairy, nothing for 40 days!! We got a bit of flurries too this morning!! Crazy weather!!!

Veronica said...

I've never stitched a La D Da design either but I think they're pretty. Stay warm!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Pumpkin said...

What a beautiful start! I can't wait to see you finish this one :o)

You can keep any snow you get ;o) We still have green lawns and I found some Heather that was in bloom yesterday!

Sally said...

Your La D Da piece is so pretty. Love the colours.

Ooh now that's some snow you got there! I wish we still had some. Yep I'm not satisfied with the little bit we got this month! It's so Spring like now so can't see us getting anymore. The weather in the UK just gets more and more weird!

Bekca said...

The La D Da design is looking wonderful. I can't believe you've had more snow when we've had daffodils and bluebells popping up in Winchester. Hope Spring finds you soon!
Best wishes.

Suzanne said...

A lovely verse for Lent and a lovely finish.

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