Cat’s Project for Bella – Come on! – 1st Layout

Here’s a concept layout.  I think this is the photo you liked, and the font for Faith is Harrington.  The rest of the quote would be in plain block letters.

Hebrews-11-1-Come-v1 by Carmen CS
Hebrews-11-1-Come-v1, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

In 20 point, this would be 9″x6″, and is just at the limit of what I think will provide good detail on her face.

If you were willing to go finer, it could get smaller or more detailed.  Going to a larger size would also allow more detail.  Maybe standard letter size, in landscape?  Or would you want to keep the book smaller?

Cat’s Project for Bella – Hebrews 11:1

Here’s a layout of the verse for Bella.  It takes up about 175 pixels in width.   So on 20 point canvas, it would be about 9 inches wide.  I don’t know how this compares on cross-stitch fabric…

Hebrews-11-1 by Carmen CS
Hebrews-11-1, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Prayer: Father, we lift Bella up to you.  Please be with her, and help her to walk with you.

Cat’s Project for Bella – Whither Thou Goest…

Aresha Photoshoot, Lake GardensMight make a nice image for Bella to feel her mom still with her?
IMG_1271Maybe superimposed on a sunrise image?
Hold my hand1

Whither thou goest…, a gallery on Flickr.

Cat’s Project for Bella – O Taste and See…

Once I have a verse or two chosen, I start looking for images that work with them.  For this, Flicker is a great resource.  But remember only to use images according to their licensing.  Creative Commons licensed  images can be used for personal projects, and many Flicker photographers use it.
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!”
Psalm 34:8
Meadow tasting John's fingersI like the idea of this image, especially if you have cats.  Pick one with a distinctive face, or one that Bella particularly likes, and put something yummy on your fingers so the cat licks them.  Get a friend to take a bunch of pictures and I’ll pick the best.
I tried tasting the rainbow... 365:day 1This is another neat idea.  God is light – taste his beauty!
004 | TongueWhile I’m not sure the guy is right, the idea of not just tasting, but licking up every last bit of God seems yummy!
Tasting SnowTasting the snow might be nice…
Glorious FoodIMG_1528the peach
Aug-10-(12)bPeaches anyone?

Tastes great. Less filling.
Or even windows…

Valley of Shadow – With a Little Help!


My lovely middle-aged cat, Mischief, frequently helps me with my NeedlePrayer work.  She really seems to love it when I’m praying, and will come sit under the canvas I’m stitching and purr beautifully.  Here she has realized that the canvas I’m about to photograph is crooked, and is straightening it out for me.

My Special Helper by Carmen CS
My Special Helper, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

I'll Straighten This Out For You... by Carmen CS
I’ll Straighten This Out For You…, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Sorry... by Carmen CS
Sorry…, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.