Sunday, December 29, 2013

The last Sunday of 2013 - Stitching Post

Today is the last Sunday of 2013. Strange, huh? It is hard to believe that another year has come and is going...fleeting fast in front of our eyes. Is it me, or is it the fact that the older we get the faster time goes.

Anyway, yesterday while at the hockey rink, with strong stitching mojo, I made some X's in the following projects...

First up, I started my Torah portion - actually got in the first two hebrew words:
Torah Portion - Exodus 4:12-15
International Torah Stitch By Stitch Project
 וְעַתָּה, לֵךְ - this are the words with the vowels (the dashes and the dots below the letters). In the Torah, the scribes do not include the vowels. These two words are pronounced: Ve'atah lech and mean "Now therefore go". G-d is speaking to Moses

Let's set up my portion that I am stitching...In the chapter 3, the chapter before mine, Moses is tending his flock and sees the famous burning bush [An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire out of a bush]. G-d is instructing Moses to free the slaves of Egypt. But Moses seems to doubt that anyone would listen to him. The Lord tries to convince Moses that they will and shows him signs [a rod that turns into a snake] to take with him in which will convince the people. But, Moses, still not sure he is the man for the job, questions the Lord about his speech...for Moses was said to stutter or have some type of speech defect, which wouldn't allow him to speak clearly or to be taken seriously. This gets us to my portion and the first two words: 
וְעַתָּה, לֵךְ...Now therefore go...

It took me a little while to get up the confidence to stitch those first letters...I guess I was lacking confidence in my stitching ability like Moses was lacking confidence that he could lead the Israelites out of Egypt and take them to the promised land of "milk and honey". But after a read the section on how to start 2-3 times yesterday, I counted down 18 holes and over 14 from the right and put in my needle...and off I went.

So after a while of stitching black X's, it was time to turn to something that had a little out I pulled:
"Seven Pines"
Complimentary design from Little House Needleworks
This was a freebie on the Little House Needleworks blog in November. I thought it was really cute and it definitely called out to me "Stitch Me, Stitch Me!" You know how that goes, right :)

Well, time to close out this post. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Until next time, take care and remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!

1 comment:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Very nice start on your Torah!
And the Seven Pines is lovely too ;)