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Sunday, September 6, 2009

In The Bleak Midwinter - A Free Design

My pillow was stitched over 2 on 28-count grey linen, and I added a snowflake button on top of the stitched snowflake.  I'm planning to stitch another one, over 1 this time, and make it into an ornament.


Phrase:       DMC 924
Snowflake:  DMC 926
Heart:          DMC 224

In The Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen,
Snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee
When he comes to reign;
In the bleak midwinter
A stable place sufficed
The Lord God incarnate,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for him, whom
Worship night and day
A breast full of milk
And a manger full of hay.
Enough for him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
which adore.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air;
But his mother only,
In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss.

What can I give him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him —
Give my heart.

~ Christina Rosetti, c. 1872

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