"Hands to Work ...Hearts to God"


At long last,  I finished my sewing accessories to Blue Ribbon Designs, "Beauty in Simplicity", which was the  New England Stitcher's Retreat May project this year.  Since I was down with a bad cold and a fractured toe last week, I was pretty much off my feet, needing to rest, so it was a good opportunity to get some stitching done when I was up to it.  It feels good to have finished these little stitching accessories, since I have always shied away from small items, for fear of complicated finishing.  Belinda Karls-Nace's finishing photographs and instructions are so meticulous that it was not difficult or a bit scary at all to finish off any of them.  I feel so proud of myself :).

So here are my needlebook, pinkeep and scissor fob!  I designed the back of the needlebook a little bit different from Belinda's finished piece, but it seemed to suit my personality more this way.  Let me know what you think too!  I love the theme of "Hands to Work...Hearts to God" because it speaks to my heart about the scriptures that tell us to  "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)  I pray that all the works of my hands will reflect my love for God in all that I do and all that I create in my life.

 May others be blessed by all the works of your hands as a true reflection of your hearts deepest thoughts  and love of God in all that you do and in every way that your life touches the lives of others.
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