Stitching {some encouragement}

There are people hurting all around us. Sometimes we have eyes to see the pain or disappointments, and sometimes, our own difficulties or self-absorption keep us from a clear view of others' needs. This week, God opened my eyes to a couple of hurting or struggling friends. In most circumstances, a hug, a prayer or a willing ear are what is needed, but because I'm wired to give gifts, I made a couple of hoops to pass on to encourage some discouraged sisters.

I got these sweet hoops at some recent vintage shopping.

I got these sweet hoops at some recent vintage shopping.

I didn't really have a plan when I began these hoops; I just knew I wanted to use the unbleached muslin. Next, I drew the word on the muslin with a disappearing ink in my handwriting. Finally, I embellished with flowers, leaves, raindrops, and sun rays.  Symbols of LIFE + HOPE. 

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I love the way God uses His people to encourage, uplift and spur on.  

Some fruits of the Spirit.

Some fruits of the Spirit.