Monday, March 29, 2010

White Linen

In church yesterday someone prayed using the words, "intricate work of the Holy Spirit", which immediately put a picture image in my mind having to do with the hand sewing I am totally engrossed in these days....drawn- thread hemstitching.



After drawing out the linen threads, you collect three tiny threads, and then embroider them with stitches in order to make a fine edging along the border of what is to be, in this case, a table napkin. I am mesmerized with each little stitch of this involved work.

And so on this Holy Week, I am also absorbed in certain remembrances regarding white and linen:

"Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." Isaiah 1:18

"So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen." Mark 15:46

The intricate work of the Holy Spirit.



3 comments:

The dB family said...

That does look very intricate. I love how you linked it with scripture. It's very appropiate for this Holy Week. I can envision spending time in reflection while working on it.

Blessings!
Deborah

crochet lady said...

What delicate work you do.

So thankful for that washing clean as snow.

GretchenJoanna said...

Lovely, and meditative just to look at--it could really quiet the soul to actually work at this task.

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