This needlepoint was on an old stool that belonged to my grandmother. I decided to frame it. It really stands out in the white frame. When I was putting this piece in the frame, it was interesting to look at its back side. It was a knotted and jumbled mass of thread. It was amazing to turn it over and see the perfect pattern that came forth from such a chaotic mess. This speaks to me of our lives and how miraculously God can turn our imperfect lives into something quite beautiful as we yield to His work in us.
Tag Archives: Needlework
Lately I have been interested in old needlework. Perhaps I am realizing how much time must have gone into these antique treasures. It is becoming more rare to find things these days that took such time and detailed work. I remember doing cross-stitch pieces when I was a young woman. It took many long months to make the North Carolina Tarheel Mascot, Ramses for my husband’s 30th birthday. It now proudly hangs in the office next to his college diploma. We must cherish these heirlooms from our family and remember their labors of love.