Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Angels All Around Us

Angels We Have Heard on High
designed by Feathers in the Nest
copyright @ 2012
suggested colors are:
Gentle Art~~~  Willow
Gentle Art~~~ Victorian Pink or Cameo Pink (for softer effect)
on vintage linen of choice
When I think of angels, I think of every day of the year, but at Christmas time, I especially remember the role they have in the Christmas story.
At the homestead here, there are some big chimes on the back porch in a spot which catches any breeze. From this time onward in the year through the Winter when the wind is more likely to pick up, they play almost constantly and can be heard inside the house.
It's not a clanky sound nore irritating but a reminder that I've always said, that when the little chimes play, angels are near. In reality I know angels are near us all, all the time.
I love to collect angels due to my strong belief of the role they have in each part of our lives.
This morning as I was thinking about angels who especially are guardian angels, I  was inspired to design this little for an ornie or simply to put by your angel collection or table as a reminder to those who grace your home, that angels are always near.
Every time I hear the Christmas carol, Angels We Have Heard on High, I quickly remember all the times in my life that were intervened in no other way but as guardian angel. I also remember my son who is in Heaven and an angel now.
I hope your Tuesday is blessed.

"See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 18:10).
There are many beliefs or nonbeliefs in angels and that is totally fine as we all have different beliefs and experiences, but I do believe in angels and am thankful that God sends these messengers to the world to intervene on our behalf.
I hope you have a great, and blessed Tuesday. I have some chores to get done on my day off.
Thankfully, Mr. Darcy brought up wood from the woodpile and it's full and planning to build a fire shortly.
I need to do a little menu planning, something I have never really done but it does make life a bit easier.
And speaking of angels, I was elated to receive in the mail this PIF gift from Bonnie from Canada!!!
Isn't it gorgeous? You know I love pink and the charm at the end is cute as a button.
 She sent a card with it and what a cheerful note at a time right now, I truly needed it.
Thank you Bonnie. I feel honored to have one of your scissorfobs and I already know which pair it's going on today!!!!!
 Here's my designing and raising the roof on a house. I'm using Caramel Corn color for the outside with black trim and I still am contemplating the roof color.
I found a tiny brass old key charm in my stash which I will put near the house. I'm designing this sampler in remembrance of October being Domestic Violence awareness month. It's a subject of which many turn their heads to but my purpose on this sampler is to convey hope to the survivors of such a horrific situation and the peace that follows safety, the courage to choose freedom from it, and the hope that more awareness will help reduce the statistics, reduce the pain and circumstances which flow from it. And in many situations, angels are by our side protecting us, guiding us to peace.
Yes, this is a good day to stay in and stitch as it's cloudy, cold and windy.
Till later,


  1. Another sweet freebie, Jennifer! And what a sweet gift ~ you'll have to show the fob on the scissors!

  2. Thanks for this beautiful freebie. I love angels!!

  3. thank you for the lovely freebie..
    big hugs xxx

  4. What a lovely freebie design! I will have to stitch this for Christmas! I love angels, too, and this is so sweet. I especially love the painting you included, too--it's a long-time favorite of mine! Thank you for your beautiful design!

  5. Jennifer,
    Today's post was truly uplifting. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Jennifer, I really enjoy reading your posts. I also am a nurse living on the south side of ATL.. enjoy seeing pics of our beautiful GA mountains where there is no traffic. I love to cross stitch too. thank you for the freebie and I know angels are real too!!

  7. Dearest Jennifer,

    Yes, I DO believe in angels too. Let's hope that all those affected by hurricane Sandy will find their guardian angels nearby.
    Hugs to you and stay warm and cozy.

  8. This is a beautiful little sampler that I can easily get done by Christmas. Thank you so much for the design. I am so glad I found your blog today.


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