This post is especially for a kindred stitcher over at
who just today posted the exact same design. I got a little thrill to see that somewhere else in the world somebody else loved this design as much as I do.
I stitched this design about 15 years ago when my husband and I moved into one of our first homes together. I found the pattern in a throw away bin at a local craft store for 50c. I've added the 'Fruits of the Spirit' from Galatians Chapter 5 around the outside edge of each of the nine squares of the design. It was just the perfect size for a cushion front.
That original cushion has long faded and gone and so last year I revamped the stitched piece and sewed it onto this cushion.