"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sparrow - a free design for you to stitch...

Each month or two I try to share with you a free design that is inspired by my love of Scripture, but the project I'm sharing this time is inspired by the words of a lovely old hymn instead - "His Eye is on the Sparrow". 
Do you know it?




The block can be stitched up quite fast if you have an afternoon to spare.
Mine has been framed, but you may like to display yours in a different setting...



I designed this whilst on cyclone watch a couple of weeks ago. Though the cyclone passed south with minimal impact, I still pondered with awe the power of God, and His gentle grace that has carried my heart through many 'storms' in life. Indeed, His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches over me...

You can download the design HERE until December 31st, 2014.

hugs


40 comments:

  1. This is just fabulous, thank you so much!

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  2. Jenny - I have just recently gotten in to embroidery and I LOVE your blog. I'm doing my first red work, but I want to continue to do other projects. I'm also a quilter, so I think the two things go hand in hand. Hugs!!

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  3. I just love this! And yes, I know the verse well...one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing. I'm a stitcher and designer, but mostly cross stitch. I'm learning other embroidery techniques and fiber arts...finally. So glad I found your blog!

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    1. I love cross stitch, Stacey - wish I had more time so I could get back to it.
      hugs
      Jenny
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  4. Jenny, I just love it. Beautiful! I have it downloaded already. Thanks so very much for sharing this with us.

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  5. oh, Jenny is so pretty. thanks for sharing with us. you are so generous.

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  6. Special song for me too! Thanks for all you share! Linda in Central VA

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  7. I love the old hymns. Thank you for sharing. The design is beautiful.

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  8. Thank you for this lovely stitchery! I don't share your faith, but I respect it and love your design style.

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  9. Oh Jenny...this is one of my all time favorite hymns, it holds a very special place in my heart, for reasons I'll share with you another time. AND... Your design is as beautiful as the hymn. I definitely need this hanging in my sewing room. What a blessing you have given me! Thank you so very much my sweet friend. Big Hugs...

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  10. This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. You are so good to us. This design is one of my very favourites.

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  12. It's so nice of you...and such an inspiring stitchery too!

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  13. It's just adorable. Thank you, Jenny. My sister's birthday is next month and she will really appreciate rec'ing this!!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this new fabulous design l

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  15. So pretty, I have just downloaded the pattern.Thanks for sharing

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  16. Jenny this design is truly beautiful. Thank you so much for your generosity. Sandra P

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  17. wonderful !!! a sweet work, loved, kisses

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  18. How beautiful this is! Thank you your work is always inspiring.

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  19. Thank you for a very pretty design and yes I know the song.

    Patricia

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  20. Thank you for a lovely pattern and the reminder of a beautiful song.
    Now I just have to learn all the stitches to be able to make this beautiful pattern. I'm following along on your stitching lessons. Though I'm not totally new at it; I have never known some of these intricate stitches. Thank you for all of your time and willingness to share. The song - "Brighten the corner where you are.." comes to mind when I think of you. You probably don't realize how you brighten the days of others.

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    1. Sigi, {{thank you}} - that's one of the loveliest things anyone has ever said to me. I'm so humbled that you would think such a thing. xxxxx

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  21. This hymn means a lot to me so thank you very much for this lovely project!

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  22. beautiful; one of my favorite hymns

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  23. Oh Jenny you never cease to make me laugh:) love it when you say it's small and or easy and if you have a spare time one afternoon you can whip it up easily. I laugh to the point of almost crying so thank you very much love all your designs and download as many as I can of course haven't stitched many of them which is sad .thanks again for the smile on my face and the patterns both blessings Joann

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  24. Jenny, You are so kind! I love this little bird and can't wait to stitch her up. Thank you!

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  25. A favorite, Jenny. Your sparrow is beautiful, and may God continue to watch over you.

    Blessings,

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  26. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you Jenny .

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  27. Oh, I came to check on a good day. =) I did unsubscribe and resubscribe, but I still don't get e-mails. =P I'm going to try signing up with a friend's e-mail and see if that works.

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  28. Wow! How beautiful! I think we might have a "God-thing" happening here. This whole past week I've been in the ER and hospital with my 82-year-old aunt, watching as she slips into dementia with no apparent physical cause. One of her favorite songs, which she sang every time she put in her hearing aids to check their volume, was this comforting hymn. Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern. When I finally have time to do some handwork, I hope to make this, maybe for her enjoyment.

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  29. I know and love many of the old hymns. That one is definitely a favorite and not too long ago I remember singing it to myself as I was working around the house. Thank you so much for the pattern.

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  30. It's a lovely pattern, thank you

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  31. Hi, Jenny. I'm not sure that I always thank you for your wonderful designs so I wanted to tell you that they are fabulous. You are so generous and I do appreciate all your hard work. This one is especially sweet though it's reall too tough to choose a favorite. Hope you're having a great day - sporting that sassy new hair style.

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  32. hi Jenny
    happy Birthday on the 21st, may God Bless you and Inspire you always and thanks for always
    inspiring us to be a better person to others!
    best of love

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It's always nice to receive feedback on a blog post, so *thank you* for taking time to comment!
I will try to reply via email unless you are a 'no reply blogger' which means you'll have to check for my reply in the comments. Of course, life is a rather hazardous activity, isn't it? So if I don't respond to your comment that's the reason why - life simply stepped in...
hugs
Jenny
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