December 2, 2012

Angela~ the Miraculous Medal

The TAST stitch for this week was exceedingly simple and for that I'm grateful.  I've had major back and knee pain this week so a quick & easy project suited me just fine.  It also gave me a chance to use a couple of large Catholic medals that are way too large to use on my saint pendants.
I used arrowhead stitch to accent the 2 vintage medals, the green as a kind of ribbon for them to hang from and the yellow to accentuate the rays of light that come from the rings on Mary's fingers.
Nov. 22, 1830.  St Catherine Laboure's vision from the Virgin Mary told her of a medal to be designed and this is it.  Mary was wearing rings which showed rays of light emanating from them.  When the saint asked her why some did not shed light, she answered that "Those are the graces for which people forget to ask."


Debra Spincic said...

I think the addition of the medals to your page is a most excellent idea! I like that you have grown in your idea through the year--maybe out of necessity some weeks but rewarding to see as a viewer.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I continue to be surprised how such a simple stitch can give so much. A perfect prompt to showcase your religious medals. Hope you will be pain free very soon.

Judy S. said...

Very nice! So sorry to hear about your back and knees! Hope each day finds you feeling much better. Hugs.

Suztats said...

I feel for you as I have one knee that's 80% gone, and issues with sciatica. I sure hope you're feeling better soon. Pain is not a nice place to be.
Perfect way to use the arrowhead as hangers for your medals! Very creative.