Rainbow Dove – A Comparison

This post is in response to a comment asking to see the older version of Rainbow Dove I stitched before I knew I was starting NeedlePrayer together with this latest version.  Here they are, and I thank rhekelley for asking for this post, as I think they provide an interesting contrast illustrating the difference thread choice and fancy stitching can make to the same basic design.

First, the original piece, stitched with DMC cotton floss and flat gold metallic thread.  The fuzzy looking bit in the right hand corner is where I used photo retouching to blank out the name of the recipient.

Rainbow Dove 1 Stitched by Carmen CS
Rainbow Dove 1 Stitched, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Rainbow Dove Stitched by Carmen CS
Rainbow Dove Stitched, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, please help us to grow in your work, and help us and those we pray for to walk ever closer to You.



Rainbow Dove – Completed!

I heard on Monday that the young lady responded so well to treatment that her medical team says either the original diagnosis was wrong (although they are not clear how it could have been) or she experienced a miraculous cure.  Praise God!

I have completed the piece as a thanksgiving and an encouragement for her.

Rainbow Dove Stitched by Carmen CS
Rainbow Dove Stitched, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

I blanked out where I stitched her name to protect her privacy.

Prayer: Father, thank You for protecting her through this trial.  We thank You for Your incredible love.  I lift her up to You that she may gain wisdom from this experience and use it for Your glory and towards Your plans.

Rainbow Dove – Fibers

This design is on 10 point canvas, which requires a larger thread than the 18 point designs I have been posting.  I had special overdyed cotton threads made up for these canvasses.  Vibrant colors with subtle shading give a rich look without being too poster-like.

10 Pt Cotton Overdye by Carmen CS
10 Pt Cotton Overdye, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for her and for the early diagnosis of her illness, which improves her likely outcome.  I pray that your light be always before her eyes and in her heart.  In this time of pain and fear, help her to find comfort in you and to wrap herself in your wings.  I pray also for wisdom for those caring for her.

Rainbow Dove – An Emergency Project

I just heard on my church’s prayer chain of a young woman who has contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome.  She will be fighting, perhaps for her life, for the next few weeks.  Because of the timing I want a project which will go fairly quickly.  So I have chosen to stitch for her a design I’ve already made and painted, the sky rainbow dove, which I also see as the Spirit.

WC Sky Rainbow Dove 5x7 by Carmen CS
WC Sky Rainbow Dove 5×7, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

I will add her name to the piece, and stitch it and pray for her over the next week or so.  Once it’s complete I will get it to her, but keep praying.  I hope it will inspire her faith.

Prayer: Father, I lift her up to you, and ask that you comfort and support her through the pain and fear of her trial.  I pray also for her family and friends.  Please strengthen their relationship with you , and make their walk  ever closer.