September 25, 2007

Knitting and Celtic Roots

Posted in Daily Devotional, Fiber Art, God, Greeting Cards, Healing, Jesus, Knitting, Need encouragement, One Thing at a Time, Photography, Quit and Knit, Quit Smoking at 2:25 am by sewhisword

Knitting goes hand-in-hand with Celtic music; it’s a perfect match.

It was a cold winter evening in Vermont. As a new member of the “Twist-o-Wool” Guild, I watched and listened as the members knit a shawl in the round to the beat of Celtic music. All of them, moving their needles along, click-click-click, to the beat of a fiddle.

We all connected, just like the wool and needles. But the connection was heartfelt; knit together. It was then that Celtic music got my attention.

In the past, I often wondered why I would stop dead in my tracks every time I heard the bagpipes or fiddle. Was it my Celtic roots? As a knitter, too, I wondered what made me so attracted to yarns, fleece, and tweed.

What grabs my heart when I hear the music from Scotland or Brittany? Is it the knitting patterns or the music patterns that repeat themselves, yet haunt me to knit? Maybe it’s the pace of knit and pearl, which is like the ocean waves moving in and out.

Listen to my playlist and you’ll probably finish knitting your sweater or socks in faster time, while reflecting on your own Celtic roots. You know, we’re all probably Celtic in some form or fashion. I think everyone was blown away the first time they watched and listened to Riverdance. It was addicting. Just like Afro-Cuban music, Celtic music also has it’s roots knit all through the world.

Keep knitting, eat a scone, and drink a cup of tea!

Here’s the latest beadwork in my collection. Visit my Etsy store at http://www.pafiberartist.etsy.com

June 3, 2007

Be Inspired

Posted in Christian Books, Christian gifts, Christian Music, Daily Devotional, God, Greeting Cards, Healing, Jesus, Need encouragement, One Thing at a Time, Photography, Positive thinking at 3:17 am by sewhisword

The first time I heard the song “Shout to the Lord” was back in the 1990s. 

Darlene Zschech, who wrote the song, was interviewed on the local Christian radio station.  She is a Christian Worship leader, singer, and writer from the Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia.  I heard “Shout to the Lord” played on that station many more times since and each time I heard it, I knew it would become as popular as “Amazing Grace.” 

If you ever feel discouraged, need to be inspired, and want to hear God speak to your heart, listen to one of her CDs.  I love her music and you will too!

           

Darlene’s book “The Kiss of Heaven” is a must read!  It’s very uplifting and easy to apply to your life.

 Keep the Faith!

 

 

May 28, 2007

Majestic Glory

Posted in Fiber Art, God, Jesus, Painting, Photography, Positive thinking at 1:10 am by sewhisword


God has many names throughout the Bible and after researching His many Names, one that is meaningful to me is Majestic Glory.  I recently made a small art quilt and decided to name it Majestic Glory.  This particular name can be found in the Bible in the following verse: II Peter 1:17:  

“For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” NIV

The quilt depicts a purple mountain scene with grassy areas painted with threads, embroidered french knot flowers, and beaded flowers in the foreground.  As I made the quilt, I kept being reminded of God’s Majesty and Glory.  I printed His Name – Majestic Glory – onto silk, painted it with gold fabric paint, and hand-stitched  the silk piece onto the quilt. 

This quilt was made to glorify Him.    

April 29, 2007

Hello Everyone!

Posted in Fiber Art, God, Jesus, Ministry, Photography at 1:26 pm by sewhisword

You have reached my blog space – Sew His Word, which means exactly what it says.  I am a fiber artist, who wants to Glorify God by sewing His Word into everything I make.  I also want to sew His Word, by planting seeds each day.  I will add more photos of my art work as I complete each piece.

 Take care and blog to you soon.

Susan