Commission for Jenny: Bible cover
July 12, 2011
My latest commission was a really lovely one for me to be part of.
Jenny’s daughter made her profession of faith* last weekend and this is her gift.
It’s a bible cover!
I know some of you who are right now scratching your head in confusion….. and saying “Why cover your bible and give it handles?” Well the reason is when bibles are taken to and from church week after week they don’t last long…so some Christians cover them and make them easy to carry so that they last longer…. and look cooler.
I’m so happy with the way this one has turned out….especially as I haven’t made one before.
It completely made from her late grandfather’s ties, which her wore mostly on Sundays as he preached to his congregation. So it is so special.
So special! I think there may have been a few quiet tears shed. She has been discovering all the little special parts – pockets and hand-stitching and thinking of all the things she can use the different pockets for.
* profession of faith: a public commitment to be a follower of Jesus always.