Once I decided to make a piece for someone I had never met, investing in them time, creativity, and prayer, I had to decide how much I wanted to intrude into their life. My first thought was to stay totally apart from them, to send the finished piece totally anonymously. It was to be a gift from God, without a person attached.
But wiser heads told me to include my name, that it would make the gift more real somehow. I hope I have been able to steer a steady course in my NeedlePrayer ministry between intrusion and service.
Emilee Sunrise 12×12 f, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.
This is another piece I made for the young lady with cancer. Because I had shared who I was, I was able to ask her what kind of design she would like stitched during her major surgery. She asked for a beach sunrise; I know she enjoyed this finished design!