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Be Strong and Courageous Embroidery

A few months ago I stumbled upon Mollie Johanson’s blog, Wild Olive. It is full of fun little crafts and pretty embroidery patterns.

I saved my favorite project—an embroidery pattern for a Bible verse from Joshua. “Be strong and courageous…for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Be Strong and Courageous Embroidery | Pattern by WildOlive | Radiant Home Studio

I set it aside waiting for an opportunity to work on it, thinking that it would take too long. The Joshua pattern is free (thank you Mollie!) and you can also find ideas for transferring the pattern to your fabric.

Be Strong and Courageous Embroidery | Pattern by WildOlive | Radiant Home Studio

I decided to get my fabric and pattern out and start working on it yesterday. It turns out there are plenty of minutes during the day which can be filled with stitching! I finished it the same day.

I am not as practiced at embroidery as I am at machine sewing, so I stuck with simple backstitching. And I prefer a chunkier stitch, so I used all 6 threads instead of separating them.

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I’d like to do another one with the end of the verse— “for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”— and send it to a friend that needs encouragement!

What gifts do you make for friends that need encouragement?

2 thoughts on “Be Strong and Courageous Embroidery

  1. mollie says:

    Sara, this looks so great, and I love the chunkier back stitch as much as you do. And I’m so glad that you stitched this when you did…it was a perfectly timed reminder!

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