Cross-stitch, needlepoint, knitting and handsewing projects were what I used to do every evening while watching a movie or television from my mid-teens into my 30’s. As I was putting small boxes of craft supplies away this past week, I looked in the bamboo sewing basket my husband shipped back to me for Christmas in 1991 and I found a lost treasure.
Here is its story…
Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! ~ Job 19:23
Worked on 14-count Aida cloth over a summer and probably into fall and winter in my late 30’s, this Bible cover was one of the last projects I made in cross-stitch. My children were very young then as this was the later 1990’s ~ a time when I was off-work for eight years where I just enjoyed being with the kids.
Amy, baby Peter and cousin Corey circa 1995.
I wasn’t volunteering yet in their classrooms as they weren’t yet elementary school-age. Our daughter was in pre-school three days a week and eventually our son went twice a week as he turned three.
A photo of a photo (hence the wonky edges!) ~ Breakfast at our first home, about 1996.
I attended a weekly Bible study at our church in California on Tuesday mornings and the kids went to fun daycare there or to their preschool. During a few summers we helped run a weeklong children’s summer Bible camp at the church and one summer at our house for local children to attend.
Those were fun days!
My love of soft pastels haven’t changed over the years… and roses!
I remember I didn’t size this Bible cover then to fit my Bible because I had found this angel zip cover one instead. It had a pocket to hold papers given out at weekly services plus it zipped closed. The beautiful cover stayed preserved in my sewing box all these years until coming out this week.
Perhaps with a pretty French toile print inside that I have had stored away as well, this cover would look lovely as more of a display piece instead of for an everyday working Bible. We have an older Bible which is falling apart and this cover would be perfect to cover it!
Bringing beauty to something now shabby making it lovely again…
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