Encouragement prayer flag #3

27 Jan

I don’t know any one person who doesn’t need encouragement right now.  The future looks pretty scary.   Even living in the now can feel scary.   So today’s flag was stitched and ripped with prayers of hope and encouragement for ALL of us.  We tell our children, “Never give up,” but sometimes we forget to apply that to ourselves.  We stand in disbelief that government officials, congressmen and senators seem to be rolling out the king’s welcome mat–with no indication of questioning some of the bizarre insane mandates coming down the pike.  I’m not feeling especially encouraged by that display of lock-step blind allegiance, but I am encouraged by the resistance displayed in some of the federal agencies.  Alt twitter accounts.  And although I find twitter to be an amazing degradation of communication–especially coming from the big boy–alt accounts mean someone isn’t buying into this horror show.  That encourages me.

Let’s collectively take a deep breath, if just for this split second, to breathe in hope and exhale fear.  Take two if you want.  Every drop of water raises the level in the bucket.


Prayer Flag #3:  Encouragement


11 Responses to “Encouragement prayer flag #3”

  1. journeyhouse January 27, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    Encouragement will be today’s intent. I am encouraged by the fact that I can read your blog everyday and that you have something useful to say. As an aside. How do you attach the bottom ripped fringe to the flag. I am a weaver and have something almost ready that could do with ripped fringe. Laura.


    • Patricia January 27, 2017 at 10:27 am #

      Hi there. OK–the prayer flag starts as a long strip for the backing. Then pieces of naturally dyed fabric are stitched onto it, beginning at the bottom. That way, each additional row hangs over the stitching of the previous one. Could you just hand stitch the fringe onto the bottom of your weaving–front or back–depending on the look you’re going for? I prefer really raw edges personally–but a finished look works appeals to a lot of people. Send a pic!


      • journeyhouse January 27, 2017 at 10:38 am #

        So you sew and then you rip. I do Saori weaving so the ripping works. Not quite sure how to send you a photo.


        • Patricia January 27, 2017 at 10:50 am #

          yes–i tried the other way, hand stitching individual strands–but for this project i need it to go quickly so after i stitch one end of the fringe-to-be, I snip the other end and just rip away. Post a pic on your blog!


          • journeyhouse January 27, 2017 at 11:05 am #

            Well’ I think it did it. To dabblingwabi. Let me know.


  2. Mo Crow January 27, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    mending our beautiful broken world


  3. Linda Nelson January 27, 2017 at 11:42 am #

    Everyone needs to email their representatives and senators and call them and tell them we want this guy OUT! NOW!! before it is too late!


    • Patricia January 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

      check out 5calls.org

      It’s absolutely the easiest way to get through. I’ve called every day for a week or so on different topics but 5calls.org gives you the phone numbers after you put in your zip, identifies the senators/reps AND lists alot of issues that we can comment on: i.e. DeVos, Sessions, the wall, voter fraud investigation, and on and on. Yesterday I spoke to the woman receiving messages for Senator Burr–ugh–and I asked her if calling really made a difference. She said, “uh, it sure does.” and went on to say they were being absolutely flooded and no one could believe all of the objections we, the people, had. Duh. So for me it’s 5 calls/day.


      • Patricia January 27, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

        i email if I can’t leave a voicemail, but from everything i’m reading, calling is more effective. love…


        • Patricia January 27, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

          Thanks Mo. I’ll give it a whirl tomorrow. Sure was good of you to figure it out. Knew you were the go to!


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