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Winds of Grace: Five Bells

   
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"The Winds of Grace are always blowing. We need only to raise our sails." I found many variations of this quote, one even attributed to Louisa May Alcott, but in fact it was written by an early 19th century "influential" from India named Sri Romankrishna. This is the version of the quote that I liked best. I think it serves every faith and definitely my own work ethic to become the starting point and inspiration for this six part series.

 

design size for series 184 wide x 184 tall

 

Winds of Grace is stitched on Fabric Flair 32 count French Polka Dot linen using two strands of Weeks Dye Works over-dyed floss in Aztec Red, Battleship, Blue Heron, Blue Jeans, Chestnut, Chesapeake, Chickpea, Cornsilk (2 skeins,) Dirt Road, Fathom, Grits (2 skeins,) Guacamole, Hibiscus, Purple Haze, Sally's Sunshine, Sea Glass, and Squash. Many full skeins are used, so I would begin this project with new floss. Two of the colors used, Chickpea and Fathom, were introduced at the TNNA St. Charles Market at the end of August. Embellishments are from our collection of colorful over-dyed buttons and this pack is HERE. When completed, and while in progress, Winds of Grace is displayed on an Ackfeld 12" x 14" table stand HERE with an Old Man Wind header HERE.

 

Named for the bells on a ship that signal the progress of a four hour watch, Five Bells, the fifth book in the series, contains the chart for the water portion of the design.

 

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