Valley of Shadow – Framed

I chose a rustic wood frame to give the piece warmth.

Valley of Shadow - Framed by Carmen CS
Valley of Shadow – Framed, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, I hold them up to You for the rest of their lives.

Valley of Shadow – Stitched!

And here it is completely stitched!

Valley of Shadow - Stitched! by Carmen CS
Valley of Shadow – Stitched!, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, I pray that You stay with them and grant them peace and healing without end.

Reaching for Faith – The Cat

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.

Reaching - Cat by Carmen CS
Reaching – Cat, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, I know that only Your love can save me.  Thank You for sending Your Spirit to guide me in my life choices.

Valley of Shadow – Sky Fibers

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.

Valley of Shadow - Sky Fibers by Carmen CS
Valley of Shadow – Sky Fibers, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, let Your light shine into the valley and bring them hope.

Valley of Shadow – Garibaldi’s Hand-dyed Cotton Floss

As you may know, I LOVE variegated thread!  For this project, I found some hand-dyed cotton floss on eBay!

Garibaldi's Hand-dyed Cotton Floss by Carmen CS
Garibaldi’s Hand-dyed Cotton Floss, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, I pray for little joys and beauties in their lives!

Reaching for Faith – Through the Flames

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.

Reaching - Through the Flames by Carmen CS
Reaching – Through the Flames, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, shine through and over my darks and lights.

 

Valley of Shadow – Far Hills

Here are the far hills, completely stitched.

Valley of Shadow - Far Hills by Carmen CS

Valley of Shadow – Far Hills, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, lift up their eyes to the hills, where Thy help comes from…