Thursday, February 18, 2010

How are you getting ready for Easter?

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, first day of the 40-day Lent season. Many Christians giving up something for that time and do fasting. I look on that fasting a little closer and according to catholic on-line:
"Fasting: The law of fasting requires a Catholic from the 18th Birthday (Canon 97) to the 59th Birthday (i.e. the beginning of the 60th year, a year which will be completed on the 60th birthday) to reduce the amount of food eaten from normal. The Church defines this as one meal a day, and two smaller meals which if added together would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Such fasting is obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The fast is broken by eating between meals and by drinks which could be considered food (milk shakes, but not milk). Alcoholic beverages do not break the fast; however, they seem to be contrary to the spirit of doing penance."
Well, I think it is a good and healthy thing to have smaller portions specially when so many of us trying to loose weight, me included. So I'm all for fasting that goes along above rules (I love it! I'm aloud to have a beer or glass of wine while watching winter olympic games). And I decided that instead of giving up something I will take time to reflect and have a good look at my spirituality.

And I will stitch Jesus. Many of you remember my ebay purchase of a beautiful chart with fucking instruction in Chinese. Well, that project became UFO (unfinished object) because I gave up on those instructions (can you blame me?). But since I joined Kelly's UFO Tuesdays I decided to buy another kit (exactly the same but all instructions in English) and give it another try. Since I do not like to stitch on 14ct aida any more, I will exchange fabric for 28ct evenweave and I think it will look awesome. I will start stitching it right after I finish Heart of the Valley (this year I do not rotate projects to avoid future UFOs).

Do you celebrate Easter? How do you prepare for it?


  1. I'm not a religious I won't be fasting, but good luck to you! Glad to hear you got an English replacement for your UFO!

  2. I am giggling at what u wrote..... I stitch on aida and evenweave though.... I may have to stop becoming a serial starter so I don't have too many UFOs. I think I have around 10 UFOs.....oh dear! Anyway, good luck on ur project!


  3. My grandparents and aunt will all be observing Lent... and good for you for doing something as well. Every year I keep saying I would like to follow suit, but never do. But I think this year I will be having two meatless meals a week (which is something my grandparents do).

    Good luck on the Jesus picture, it looks lovely and I'm sure will be much easier to do :)

  4. That portrait will look stunning and do him justice.

  5. Sounds like your Lent season will be very spiritial ~ both in fasting and stitching! The Jesus piece should look very well on evenweave; I feel any stitching looks so much nicer on a evenweave or linen. Good luck!

  6. lol. Love the instructions issues.
    So glad you have it worked out and looking forward to this start. :)

  7. Lol Evalina to that word lol.
    We dont do anything other than buy chocolate eggs for the kids xx


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