I chose a rustic wood frame to give the piece warmth.
Prayer: Father, I hold them up to You for the rest of their lives.
For me, the cat represents me and my sinful nature, yearning for the peace, love, and healing that only God’s love can provide. Those claws are not out. Faith directs my tentative reaching.
Prayer: Father, I know that only Your love can save me. Thank You for sending Your Spirit to guide me in my life choices.
I blended two threads of variegated fiber with four solid DMC cotton fibers to make the fibers for the sky. This will liven the sky up and make it look more real and interesting.
Prayer: Father, let Your light shine into the valley and bring them hope.
And here is what the filled tubing stitches up like. You can see the variegated colors of the filling through the tubing completing the look of the flame, but it also seems that the arch continues.
Prayer: Father, shine through and over my darks and lights.