Wednesday, May 7, 2008

An Heirloom

I've been sewing a lot lately, and I'm often distracted mentally because I'm thinking up some new design or idea for a little girl's dress. It's amazing how God uses everything--even that which distracts us--to speak to us.
Tonight, I had a simple revelation of how the Lord intricately hand stitches our lives --each stitch carefully sewn with precision and utmost control. What I love about hand sewing is that you do have control over each stitch. When I sew something predominately by hand, I choose the best fabrics and laces--because the time invested and the resulting heirloom is worth the best materials. We are no different. We were not put together on an assembly line, but we have been carefuly crafted "woven in my mother's womb" (Psalm 139:13) by the hand of the Lord.

We are an heirloom, precious in His sight.

This was a newborn gown I made for my a friend's miracle son. The tatting, pleats, and embroidery were all sewn by hand (I didn't make the tatting--just sewed it on!) Below is a bonnet that I also made for a friend.


Sonja said...

hey Cathy!
So excited to see you on the blog! Can't wait to read what the Lord gives you. I love it!
Sorry....I haven't kept in touch. A friend of mine explains it well/LIFE has happened to me. But in that I really need to venture out and get back in touch.
Leave you cell# on my email:, I will put your blog on my favorites!
send me your email again...we will try to connect once more/I need that.


Paula said...

Cool revelation from God. Also you have created some very cool baby clothes. You are very talented

Cat said...
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Cat said...

Thanks--I enjoy sewing more than I ever expected. It can be very relaxing--and I'm glad the Lord can use anything to speak to me!

Tonja said...

beautiful, as usual!
when can we visit? do you have a busy summer? we'll be at the neighborhood pool alot...maybe you could meet us there :)

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