Needlepoint Nativity in Atlanta Church

Needlepoint nativiy from Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Needlepoint nativiy from Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Peachtree Presbyterian is a church in Atlanta. Seventeen stitchers got together to stitch this charming 23-piece needlepoint nativity, seen here.

A lovely article from the Atlanta Constitution and available here tells the story behind this lovely and enduring legacy to the church.

The pieces use 58 different stitches, 20 kinds of threads, and 129 colors. Not only is it a gift to the church, it was part of an initiative to raise money for My Sister’s House, a transitional home for homeless women and children.

It took about eight months to stitch, with many of the stitchers meeting together to stitch twice a month.

It was completed in 2010 and has a display that includes a stable made of wood from the Holy Land.

This is such a lovely project and a real testament to the faith of the stitchers.

My thanks to my friend William Swords for letting me know about this.

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