Saturday, December 8, 2012

Advent, Day 8

Here is the second Moses square. It is interesting that the legend says that the Lord parted the sea, not Moses. I love the water.

day 8

I was also surprised by how quickly this square stitched up. I think there is quite a bit of white space, but also, there wasn't a lot of hunting for colors; once I had located the 3 blues, I was set.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Advent, day 7

Today we jump forward from Joseph 400 years to the story of Moses. Here is the first entry for Moses, where he is floating in the river Nile in the basket his mother made; being discovered by the daughter of the Pharaoh.  (Either that, or being watched over by his sister until being discovered!)

day 7

There were two things in this picture that were very interesting: the water was a lot of fun to stitch. It looks like it has a lot of movement, but it is actually a very regular pattern, it is just the repetition that makes it look like it is moving. Also, there are a lot of bugs embroidered in this picture. You have to look for them, but they are there, which makes you think that there were probably a lot of bugs by the real river too. I also love the fact that Moses is up-side down. Takes away the sense of control, doesn't it?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Advent, Day 6

Today the Advent moment is Joseph in jail. You can't even see Joseph, the guy holding the cup is the King's Cup-bearer who eventually told the Pharoah about Joseph in jail.

day 6

I get a kick out of the key hanging by the door (reminds me of the Mayberry jail) and the rat.

This would so not be the moment I would chose from Joseph's life story. Everyone always knows about Joseph's coat of many colors, and I think that would be fun to embroider, but this moment does show much more clearly how God was in control of everything that happened to Joseph; even the things that seemed to be horrible.

Advent, Day 5

This is Jacob, running away from home because of something he did himself, having a dream. Check out the stone for his pillow! I always imagined the angels going up and down the ladder when I was a kid.

Sorry to be so late in posting, I am having computer issues.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Advent, Day 4

For day 4 we have the story of Abraham and Isaac; God asked Abraham if he would be willing to give up his son. Abraham was willing, and God stopped him from killing Isaac as a sacrifice; and provided a ram, caught in the thicket instead. This is a foretelling of God sacrificing his own Son for our salvation.

day 4

Again, we have the sun with a face, and several different flowers in the meadow. I love the different textures and colors of the ground!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Advent, Day 3

Here are Abram and Sarai (not Abraham and Sarah yet) when God called them to travel to the land of Caanan. God had called Abram's father, but he had given up on the journey before reaching the land God would show him; Abram and Sarai followed through. You can see them here preparing for the trip, they look like they are packing!

day 3

They were leaving a pretty good place too, can you see the fruit in the trees and the plentiful water? Sometimes it is hard to follow where God leads!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December 2

Here is Noah's Ark, floating on top of a water-covered world. Mary apologized for reversing the colors of the rainbow because she didn't want to put the blue water by the blue color. I really like the angels holding the rainbow up; the grape vines reference a sadder part of the story.

Day 2

I love the wave pattern!