Skip to content

Tag: Rose Vestments

Just the smallest of notes….

A blessed Gaudete Sunday to y’all! Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent and is a reprieve in this season—which by nature is a penitential season. Gaudete Sunday gives us a glimpse of the joy that awaits us and lightens the mood—one way this is done is with the change of the vestments from violet or blue to a rose color. Gaudete is the plural present active imperative of the Latin verb “to rejoice.” This verb comes from the New Testament, Phil. 4:4. This Bible verse is also the… Read more Just the smallest of notes….

IHS Ecclesiastical Design First Stitches

There is nothing quite like the joy of taking the first stitches on a new embroidery project! There is a little thrill followed by a rush of excitement to get the stitching underway. First, one must test the stitching ideas to see if they will work out.   There is the hope that the colors will work together, the correct thread types are on hand, and nothing befalls the project in the way of a disaster, large or small, that will delay its completion.  There are a thousand thoughts that run through… Read more IHS Ecclesiastical Design First Stitches

Green and Gold Braid

Today has been “a lining things up” type of day. Nothing much got done in the way of specific, actual, or measurable progress on any one of Ecclesiastical Sewing or Ecclesiastical Embroidery project. Some days that is disappointing. But on other days, that can be a good thing. Let me explain. Today could be summed up as a day that felt like nothing got done. There was no time to stitch, no time to sew, no time to draw any new Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designs, or hand embroidery designs. There was… Read more Green and Gold Braid