Needleworkers–or sewists if you prefer–so often share their time and talents with friends and relatives and charitable organizations. I am especially touched when I hear from readers who do faith-based needlework. Some have sent pictures which are shared below.
After the previous post about church linens, reader Sandra commented that she too had made eucharistic corporals for relatives. I was delighted to read that she is, in fact, my Sigma Kappa sorority sister! That’s just one more benefit of writing this blog!
I asked Sandra if she would send pictures to share and hurrah! She did. Here’s what she had to say about the exquisite pieces she made.
I had planned on doing one for practice and then doing one more to give to my brother in law. However, the practice one turned out really well too, so I gave it to my nephew who is in seminary.
The edges are hemmed with mitered corners (on backside of the cloth, so you don’t see the miters in these pictures). I wish I had better photos for you. I’m not as skilled with the camera and the white on white is hard to capture.
Hope you get the idea.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We do, Sandra, and your work is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I’m sure your nephew and brother-in-law are grateful for these meaningful gifts.
Some time ago, reader Shirley’s stunning hardanger altar cloth was featured. Shirley has taught hardanger and is very accomplished in a variety of needlearts.
My Aunt Rheeta created a spectacular communion cloth with veils for the elements. I took these very unsatisfactory pictures, but you can trust me to say that the cloth and accompanying items were worthy of the altar.
I myself made a sad attempt at making a communion cloth. There were lots of reasons for its failure, but still it was made with reverence.
If any other readers have church linens to share, I would love to see them. They would be posted later, but I’d really appreciate it.
What other items are you all sewing now? Has anyone started on Easter?