Designing the Ebenezer Project

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The Ebenezer project.  It’s probably the most complicated, and the most beautiful lace I’ve ever made.  It also has a lot of meaning to me.  The four blossoms in the center of each motif are for my children, and the path that brought them to me.

The blossoms are Linnaea Borealis (twinflower) blossoms, named by Carl Linnaeus.  They are tiny white and pink ground flowers that grow in alpine areas.  Carl Linnaeus often had his portrait painted with a sprig of Linnaea Borealis somewhere in the painting.  It is a symbol of humility because of the quiet unassuming way it grows along the ground.  As I designed this lace for the Los Angeles Temple, I thought a lot about my life, and the blessings I’ve had.  This lace symbolizes those blessings, and the path that got me through some of the hardest things of my life.

It is my second altar cloth for the Los Angeles temple, but the first that I designed myself, based loosely on a vintage pattern called “Valentine”.  It took me four months to complete, working sometimes 8 hours a day.  It’s truly a labor of love, and a gift from me to the Lord.

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