Some of you who hang out on Facebook saw a little hand drawn piece I was working on earlier in the week. It was drawn to look like it had been embroidered:

I’m so excited to show you what it was for. I’ve enjoyed Ginny’s Yarn Along for a while, but I’ve never been a competent enough knitter to really participate. I’m always reading something, but I just couldn’t get a knitting project going! I am a much better sewist (when I can actually dig the sewing machine out from under the paint pots, that is), so I was delighted when Elizabeth told me she was starting needle and thREAD.  The idea is the same, but the project is different. Share a short description of a sewing project you are working on and the book you’re reading. (And actually, it’s not just sewing- embroidery, crewelwork- anything that involves pulling a needle through fabric.)

I’m bending the rules ever-so-slightly today, as my stitching was digital. I made the logo! So here it is, in my favorite color. (There are three others over here if you’d like a different one!)

needle and thREAD

I just finished re-reading Caring for Words In A Culture of Lies by Marylin Chandler McIntire. I picked this up a few years ago and read it, and was revisiting the ideas- she talks about how as Christians, and as writers (or anyone who moves within the public space with words: bloggers, poets, journalists, etc.), we have a calling to speak truth, and to safeguard it- to carefully choose how we are stewarding this gift of language. A good, good read. I can’t wait to get started on L.L. Barkat’s Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity and Writing next. And since I’ve been up to my ears in digital stitches, I haven’t had a chance to take a picture of either of them, so here’s their lovely Amazon shots.

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9 thoughts on “Some Stitchy Fun…

  • April 12, 2012 at 9:02 am
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    What a neat idea.love the embroidery look! That looks like a good read, I will need to check it out! Happy sewing!!

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  • April 12, 2012 at 9:12 am
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    Thank you for sharing your talents, Joy! The artwork is charming! I am thrilled that Elizabeth is hosting this new “sewing circle.”

    And your books sound thought-provoking.

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  • April 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm
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    You rock! Seriously,you are just plain awesome. Thanks for everything!

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  • April 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm
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    well you did a great job on the logo 🙂 Very sewy 😉 can’t wait to see your sewing projects next week!

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  • April 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm
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    Wow! I was wondering where Elizabeth got the logo for Needle and ThREAD. It’s really great…I love it. I was so excited when she said she was going to do it. I’m looking forward to connecting with other women in our new sewing circle. I’m really interested in reading that first book you mentioned. Need to see if the library has it.

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    • April 13, 2012 at 10:56 am
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      Hi hannah! Make sure you post the link over at Elizabeth’s- elizabethfoss.com, so that everyone can see it. 🙂

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  • April 15, 2012 at 11:18 pm
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    These books look interesting and the timing is so good for me. Trying to dust of the ole blog and get writing again.

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