Friday, December 12, 2014

The Methodist Kneelers

I spend a good bit of time at Oriental's Methodist Church, which is surprising since I'm the Presbyterian pastor's wife. The Methodists are very active, the largest church in town. Prayer Shawl happens there Thursdays, and Community Chorale each Monday. I remembered on Monday how lovely their sanctuary kneeling pads are, up front, so I thought I'd share them with you. Some lady/ladies in the church made these.
They stretch across the front of the sanctuary, in front of the prayer rail.
They are themed for our geographical area, and many are nautical. I'll make the photos large, so you can really see the stitchery. Here are all eight of them:

I believe this is a dogwood, the state flower.
The cardinal is North Carolina's state bird.

North Carolina values both fisheries and pleasure sailing.
I know that's a dogwood on the right. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful handwork displayed here!


Dasha said...

Lovely! Would be wonderful to have something like this in our church, but I am NOT volunteering. LOL

Una said...

Wow! Absolutely amazing stitching.

Gumbo Lily said...

It's beautiful. Is it crewel work or cross stitch?

Leslie said...

These are very beautiful. It makes me sad how many churches are trading beauty like this for modern function.

Mary Ann Potter said...

My goodness, how beautiful!