Welcome to the Orthodox Stitcher! Here you will find original, handcrafted cross stitch designs created with the Orthodox Christian in mind. The Orthodox Stitcher is an extension of Fearn Abbey Needleworks, where you will find more original cross stitch designs coming to you from the beautiful Northern Highlands of Scotland. My hope for The Orthodox Stitcher is that this will be a unique and blessed place for Orthodox Christians ~ and indeed, anyone who feels called to visit and stay awhile ~ to develop their creative side, and to honor God. Glory to God for all things!


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Flower Garden

I will have your pattern ready for you to download hopefully a little later today...tomorrow at the very latest. Meanwhile, a few thoughts: My pink hibiscus came into bloom just in time for the launching of this new series! Providential, I think. I love hibiscus flowers of all kinds (they remind me of home, for one thing, and they are just so beautiful), and had planned to use one in the title piece for this project. So, I think it's lovely of the pink hibiscus which lives in our sunniest bay window here in the Far North of Scotland to join in the celebration!

This series, which will make one large project, or 56 small ones, will be a flower garden. It seems to me that each piece of wisdom given to us in these 55 Maxims for the Christian Life by Fr Thomas Hopko is like a seed which, when tended carefully, will blossom in our lives; and all the seeds together will make of our lives a beautiful flower garden, sweet from within and without. The project contains 55 different flowers, and we'll talk more about these as we meet them.

So, stay tuned, because there are lots of things to share, and the first pattern installment is coming right up!

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1 comment:

  1. A beautiful hibiscus and a beautiful idea!


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