Thirsty Hart

Prayer books

A friend of mine uses fancy notebooks for writing out favorite prayers. Notebooks that look like old books are popular gifts and perfect for this practice. Here are a couple typical ones:

Here is an even fancier handmade one from a trip to Florence:

But what really impressed me were the beautiful illustrations he had in his. He said he asked a friend who draws well to do them. The miraculous image of Our Lady of Confidence was blessed by a priest. Check out the lovely results. (Would that God one day grace me with such beautiful handwriting!!!)

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Opus Anglicanum

Screen Shot 2018-04-05 at 9.18.07 AMHere is a fascinating short article (pdf) about the history of fine embroidery in medieval England. English embroidery was admired throughout Europe for it’s quality and detail. Pieces such as wall hangings, priest’s vestments and Church ornaments took years to complete.

The website’s author, Jane Zimmerman, is a specialist in and teacher of fine needlework. The home page of the site is here.

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