Let the Heavens Rejoice by Precious Moments
I haven’t spoken much about the Sandy Hook elementary shooting because it’s just too tragic to even comprehend. I did however, decide to join a Facebook group of cross stitchers that have banded together to stitch in hopes of easing the pain of the affected families.
Each stitcher has committed to stitching a specific number of squares to later be made into a quilt. The rules are simple:
- Material is to be 14-ct Aida
- Colours should be cream, white, or pastels (dark colours should be avoided)
- Quilt square overall size should be 10×10 or 12×12
- Stitching should be 7×7 or 9×9
Finished quilt squares will be mailed to a P.O. box where they will be collected and sewn into a quilt.
There is a sign-up page for each student as well as a page for each adult (teacher, social worker, principal) that was affected. Some stitchers have signed up for all kids, but I opted to sign up for only two. A boy and a girl. I didn’t want to promise something I couldn’t deliver. There is also a sign-up page for a wall school hanging.
For the boy, I chose Chase. At the time of sign-up, there was no picture floating around on the internet, so I didn’t even know what he looked like. It was when I finished my project that I went online to see if I could see who I was stitching in memory of.
It should probably be no surprise that the hair colouring was bang on. God works in mysterious ways.
I managed to stitch this up in five days. Thanks goodness for Christmas break. I hunkered down on this project and stitched away. Not only did I finish this, I started on my girl angel as well. There will be a separate post for that once it’s completed.