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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Saturday, May 16, 2015


Hello friends and stitchers! I'm about a week behind, thanks to computer issues (and frustration). Alas, the keyboard could NOT be fixed because some horrible little teeny tiny plastic piece inside the computer, on the motherboard, BROKE OFF! So, I currently am working with a usb-connected keyboard. It works perfectly fine, if a bit awkward. We're determining what will be the better solution.

Meanwhile, I am back at it. I apologize for losing a whole week! And what a week it has been, with many trials and stumbling blocks. My dear husband and I are just about exhausted here by Saturday. Other things broke around the home, too: car, vacuum cleaner, and...would you believe...lambs! Well, okay, they didn't actually break, but our little flock of four is BROKEN into to two and two at the moment. Seems they have decided to gang up on our eldest sheep, who is 7, and rearrange the hierarchy in the flock. Of all things! And we thought our little flock was doing great. This weekend: fence building! More on that as it develops.

So, to keep you inspired, I have made this little free printable for you:

Obviously, these are not MY maxims (as if I were so wise), so anything I do with them will always be FREE and remain so. This printable is available to you HERE and comes as both a PDF file and a JPG file. Please use the download and not right-click and save, as you will get a better quality, and please take both. You can easily resize the JPG.  You are welcome to share!

When downloading printables, please remember that colors may appear differently (computer monitors vary widely). Also, if you are looking for a really good quality print to frame or hang, I recommend either taking / sending the PDF to a printer, or sending the JPG to a photo printer and printing on matte for the best quality.


And stay with me. Some VERY EXCITING NEWS coming up this week!

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1 comment:

  1. What a week! And this next one sounds strenuous.


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