12 April 2014

Almost Easter

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With all the wedding planning taking place, I'm not doing much Easter decorating this year.  Just a few things out.  The old sugar egg, which has miraculously survived several moves, time in an overheated storage locker, and well below zero freezing temperatures in the garage before I realized that it was out there with the camping gear!  The forsythia are blooming beautifully in the yard right now, but with up to 6 inches of snow and freezing temperatures predicted for tomorrow, I thought I'd clip some to bring in and enjoy.  The bunnies live on top of the china cabinet most of the year.  It's all very simple compared to what I usually put out at Easter.  

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The only other decorating I've done is to add some bunnies and a flower garland to the fireplace mantel and to change out the paintings from winter themes to spring themes.  

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One of the things I enjoy creating are these little pocket prayers that I send off to friends who have been coping with difficult times.  This one went out a couple of weeks ago to a dear friend.

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They are only about 3 to 4 inches square.  All hand stitched.  I love using textured fabrics, velvet and hand quilting on these.  The idea being that the recipient can tuck them into a pocket, a purse or simply keep it nearby.  

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Their tactile nature encourages touching and holding them, and in doing so, I hope that the recipient is reminded that they are prayed for, loved, and in my thoughts. 



4 comments:

Mamka said...

What a wonderful idea! Prayer is very important! I love to sew by hand.
Mamka

Blessings and Peace!

Wendy said...

I have not put out many decorations this year either...I love your pocket prayers, this is a great idea...it is in the 70's here and cannot imagine getting still getting snow...stay warm...

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely idea the pocket prayers are. WOW!

Have a wonderful Easter week ~ FlowerLady

hpk said...

You can see and feel the love and care that went into that pocket square,and I'm sure it is felt by the recipient. Lovely gift.

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