This quote reminds me of that old photography instruction, “Fill the frame!” Hubby and I love frames, especially old and antique wooden frames. When we see a frame that we like or, as in this case, something that would make a fabulous frame, we snap it up immediately! About a month ago, hubby was in a local secondhand store, saw a lovely old wooden tray with brass handles, and snatched it up for $5.00. Under the clear glass center of the tray was a handmade, filet crochet, dove-drawn chariot complete with cherub or, perhaps, it’s Cupid (who, by the way, was not always portrayed as chubby and naked). While I love filet crochet, I’m not a huge fan of cherubs (or Cupid) unless, of course, it’s Valentine’s Day. 😊 This particular scene included a couple of holes and other needed repair work, and was slowly slipping downward.
So, there was a need to decide what should go under the glass in our newly acquired tray. Sadly, although we have many things — art, stitchery, etc. – in need of framing, we had nothing that would really be a perfect fit for the tray. I pondered, we talked, I pondered, and we talked some more. Eureka! What are trays used for? Other than decoration, they are used to carry and serve, yes? In short, entertainment/hospitality.
I had recently been hanging ten on the web, not really looking for anything specific; it was a rare opportunity to simply kill a little time. As I did so, I found a truly beautiful bench. Now the price of the bench was far beyond my means, BUT if I turned it into counted cross-stitch, I could own the bench, et voila, an idea was born. A well-cushioned bench for two; company and me. There’s that hospitality thing again, and then the perfect Bible verse hit me. I’ll be stitching this on 36-count linen, over two, and it will undoubtedly take quite a while. I promise, however, to post a picture of it in its lovely tray frame once completed.
Every day is an opportunity to be a blessing to someone. How can you be a blessing today? Make it a magnificent Monday! 😊
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2