Friday, April 17, 2009


Shepherd's Bush called today. The kit for America (Oh Beautiful) is wending it's way from Ogden to Provo. Also, the thread for Remember 9/11 will be in the same package. I think I just need to get the last beads and threads for Remember.

Tomorrow I am going to have Don help me put Come Come Ye Saints on frames. I finally got around to buying the velcro to attach the linen to the frame. This will be the epic project.

The finished size will be 10" by 41". I changed the fabric from 32 count white linen to 28 count Vintage Mocha linen.

Teri Richards of Shepherd's Bush helped me switch the colors from DMC to overdyed threads from Crescent Colors and Weeks Dye Works. I will post a picture of the floss. This is going to be a beautiful piece of art. The colors do pop against the fabric. The colors are more muted than in the picture also.

This will also be my first chance to stitch on a lap frame. We'll see how it goes, I've always used a hoop. However, this project is big enough that there is no way I am going to hold it in a hoop.

Here are the words to this beautiful LDS hymn. It is one of my favorites.

Come Come Ye Saints

Come, come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear;
But with joy, wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
’Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this, and joy your hearts will swell
All is well! All is well!

Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
’Tis not so, all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward,
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take;
Our God will never us forsake,
And soon we’ll have this tale to tell,
All is well! All is well!

We’ll find the place which God for us prepared,
In His house full of light,
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the saints will shine bright.
We’ll make the air with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we’ll tell,
All is well! All is well!

And should we die before our journey’s through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the saints their rest obtain,
O how we’ll make this chorus swell,
All is well! All is well!

1 comment:

Amy said...

It's going to be soooo cool when it's done. Can't wait to see your masterpiece.