First Banner Completed!

I finished my banner for the Sundays After Pentecost.  I am posting it for free below.  Let me take some time to explain some of the symbolism of the banner.

The background is green because most of the Sundays after Pentecost are green (with a few exceptions like Pentecost day which is red and the 1st Sunday after Pentecost which is also Holy Trinity Sunday which is white).  Green is the color of life.  During the season of Pentecost, a lot of different themes are explored (there are 20+ Sundays, so there’s a lot of time for that) but many times, the early church and the epistles are talked about.  Because of this, I chose a church for the banner.  The church is resting on a rock which symbolizes Christ as the church’s foundation.  The words are the opening line from the hymn “Built on the Rock.”  At the bottom is the sign of the Triune God.

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You may stitch this on Aida or Evenweave, but it should be green.  You could also substitute metallics as well.  I recommend a 8″x16″ piece of fabric if using 14/28 ct.

The pattern can be downloaded from the Box widget.

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Idea in Progress

While I try to sort out what I’m going to do with Bible translations, I’ve decided to move on to something else I wanted to do with this venture.

In my church, we do follow the traditional church year.  I know that a lot of churches have abandoned this except for major festivals like Christmas and Easter.  Anyway, I liked the idea of having different projects for different parts of the church year.  But, ultimately, there’s a problem.  What to do with it when the season changes?  I have this wonderful nativity scene that I stitched but it’s hard to figure out where to hang it because it’s so specific to Christmas.

Then, I had an idea.  Why not make different banners that could be hung up for the different church seasons?  They wouldn’t have to be huge like the ones you might find in church.  That’s what I’m working on right now.  Let’s see what comes of it.

A Bit of a Hitch

I started work on my next project today for Psalm 46, when I ran into a bit of a dilemma.  What translation to use?  I grew up with the NIV (the 1984 edition) and I use that for my personal Bible study.  I like its readability and modern sound.  However, I’d rather not have Zondervan’s lawyers swoop down on me and sue me (especially since I have no money).  That leaves me at the KJV.  Yes, I know there are several other translations that are public domain but they just don’t have the KJV’s classic sound.  But I don’t know if I really want to use the KJV because I’m looking for something a little more modern but I don’t have the money to buy a license from Zondervan.  

I could have my husband translate it from the original Greek/Hebrew and then put that into the work.  And there is one more modern translation I’m looking at possibly using, if I can get a hold of the copyright holder.  We shall see.  Until then, there may be a bit of a delay on my next pattern until I figure that out.

Freebie Bookmark: Thy Word Bookmark

Here it is, my first design!  Based on Psalm 119:105, this classic verse will make a great bookmark.

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Instructions: 

I highly recommend Aida for this project as it finishes up quite nicely as a bookmark

14 ct. Aida: 3.5 inches x 5 inches

16 ct. Aida: 3 inches x 4.5 inches

18 ct. Aida: 2.5 inches x 4 inches

Center design on fabric and stitch.  When finished fold under the long sides of fabric and stitch in place.  Fray the short ends by pulling out about 3 rows of squares.

See the Box app on the side for ways to download

Design in Progress

I have my first design in progress right now.  The first couple of designs I’ve decided to make will most likely be free as I cut my teeth on designing.  Coming soon….

**Under Construction**

This will be the new home of Sola Scriptura Needlework.  I am excited to start on this new endeavor designing scripture based needlework patterns.  I hope to have a few designs to share within the next few weeks.  I am hoping the site will be here but I’m still wavering between using wordpress and blogger.