Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Design - Lydia, Seller of Purple

I have always been intrigued by the mention in the book of Acts of a woman called Lydia. She is described as being from Thyatira and as a seller of purple. She was a successful businesswoman and not afraid to open her home to the Apostle Paul and his companions after their release from prison. She was one of Paul's first converts to Christianity and evidently put her money where her mouth was :)

As a 'seller of purple' she traded in dyes, so this lady travelled and was savvy enough to become a woman of property and some note. I think I would have loved to know her. And this design is my tribute to her.

The DMC colors and the conversion to the HDF silks I'm using for the model are -
DMC 327 Violet-dk to HDF Sue Purple 6115
DMC 208 Lavender-vy dk to HDF Sue Purple 6109
DMC 210 Lavender-md to HDF Sue Purple 6105
DMC 3854 Autumn Gold to HDF Umber 4355
DMC 3855 Autumn Gold-lt to HDF Umber 4353

I'm stitching it one strand of floss over one square of 18 count Platinum Aida cloth. The stitch count is 175x180

Lydia, Seller of Purple will be available for sale as soon as I finish the model, which is going rather quickly since I'm enjoying the stitching.

If you missed yesterday's post on the anniversary of the blog, I hope you'll take a moment to read it.


  1. Thank you Jacqueline, and thank you for helping to put me on this journey :)

  2. Lydia, Seller of Purple is another gorgeous design - love, love it!! I will add this one to my wish list and I'm enjoying stitching the beautiful Heart Note Alley with the stitching group!
    Thanks and keep designing :)

  3. Thanks Kim, you are doing a beautiful job with HNA! :)

  4. Happpy first year Anniversary for your blog!

    This design looks fantastic! I can't wait to see the completed model and order the chart, I love the colors in it!

  5. Thanks Missy, it is moving along pretty quickly mainly because I too can't wait to see it completed :)