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, March 15, 2016

Blessed Lent, and A Pillow

Hello my friends! I have been busy stitching a pillow for a dear priest who is going to give it as a Baptism gift.  It has the Theotokos on it, and I'm dying to show it to you... actually uploaded a photo... and then thought, "What if the recipient were to stumble across it on my blog before she received it?" So, I shall wait a wee while before I post the photo.

Meanwhile, I am stitching Maxim 3, trying to live very much in the moment as we start Great Lent, and planning a variety of other projects.  Cross stitch items are strewn about the living room at the moment, but I am gaining slowly on my organization.

Wishing you all a blessed Lent, and I will be back shortly with Maxim Number Three!
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