I had a million cuts standing on a thousand stitches, A ton of weight from a heart without the riches... Of holding on to you for a while longer, Of seeing myself coming through my past a bit stronger. Those cuts began to bleed, The more I bled, the more I wrote, My chains melted and my words got freed. And I removed all my stitches just for you, For I saw my words and not my blood, started becoming your need.
Detachment had worked well as a life strategy for horse trainer Sam Schrock. Until he met Mollie Graber . . . New to Stoney Ridge, schoolteacher Mollie has come to town for a fresh start. Aware of how fleeting and fragile life is, she wants to live it boldly and bravely. When Luke Schrock, new to his role as deacon, asks the church to take in foster girls from a group home, she's the first to raise her hand. The power of love, she believes, can pick up the dropped stitches in a child's heart and knit them back together. Mollie envisions sleepovers and pillow fights. What the 11-year-old twins bring to her home is anything but. Visits from the sheriff at midnight. Phone calls from the school truancy officer. And then the most humiliating moment of all: the girls accuse Mollie of drug addiction. There's only one thing that breaks through the girls' hard shell--an interest in horses. Reluctantly and skeptically, Sam Schrock gets drawn into Mollie's chaotic life. What he didn't expect was for love to knit together the dropped stitches in his own heart . . . just in time. Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to the little Amish church of Stoney Ridge for a touching story of the power of love.
Learn to use floss like a boss with these twenty original embroidery art projects, from the bestselling author of Doodle Stitching and Patchwork Embroidery. Create one-of-a-kind embroidery art using simple techniques! Bestselling author Aimee Ray of Doodle Stitching fame is back with the fresh motifs and contemporary inspiration her fans have come to love. With Aimee’s help, you'll move beyond the pattern to reflect your artistic self?making hoop framed embroidery art, decorative keepsakes, pillows, patches, charms, and fabric scrapbooks. Create artwork you'll display in every room of the house! Mix and match motifs and personalize wall art with lettering and numbers. With twenty projects to personalize, Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art will intrigue both beginners and seasoned embroiderers. Sew 20 original embroidery art projects with bestselling author Aimee Ray Express your individuality with exciting ideas for beginners and skilled stitchers Personalize your projects with fun embroidery motifs, words, and dates
The needle arts are traditionally associated with the decorative, domestic, and feminine. Stitching the Self sets out to expand this narrow view, demonstrating how needlework has emerged as an art form through which both objects and identities – social, political, and often non-conformist – are crafted. Bringing together the work of ten art and craft historians, this illustrated collection focuses on the interplay between craft and artistry, amateurism and professionalism, and re-evaluates ideas of gendered production between 1850 and the present. From quilting in settler Canada to the embroidery of suffragist banners and the needlework of the Bloomsbury Group, it reveals how needlework is a transformative process – one which is used to express political ideas, forge professional relationships, and document shifting identities. With a range of methodological approaches, including object-based, feminist, and historical analyses, Stitching the Self examines individual and communal involvement in a range of textile practices. Exploring how stitching shapes both self and world, the book recognizes the needle as a powerful tool in the fight for self-expression.
Author Candice Gaddy shares her upbringing in a Christian single-parent home only later to realize she never really knew God for herself. In this true-life story, it took her losing everything, coming close to death multiple times, literally losing her mind with a stroke/brain hemorrhage to learn to trust God and the process of healing! Every new phase in life you must heal from the prior to be ready for the new level. The reader will not only hear from real-life experiences but understand from true biblical references how we are equipped to turn every battle scar into a weapon to defeat the enemy. There is no season of healing you cannot overcome whether financial, physical, mental, or emotional. Natural remedy doctors will tell you that often the best medicine is natural or just simply allowing the body to heal. As you read, sit still and "know that I am God" is what he is trying to tell you during your healing uncertainty!
What is it that shapes human desire and purpose? What is life and the articulate scope of it? What is the nature of the human race? Where are we, and what is time? Does this universe make sense? What is life? Does God exist, or is it a human construct? Where are we heading towards? What is education, and how was it in Bharat? What really is science and its limit? If you had any of these questions either popping in your mind or deeply disturbing the serenity of your mind, you are at the right place! This book will take you through all the mind-bending voyages you need to take, through almost everything so that an untapped zone slowly starts opening up. It’s all about life and everything around it.