First, I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed the His Name is Jesus pattern! I've made it 6 times now. I've kept one, but give away 4. Each time, I'm not sure about the colors. As I stitch, I usually fall in love with it and have a new favorite! The last two were made as hostess gifts when we travel to Uganda for mission trips. The bishop's wife and our missionary were both blown away! I made the pillow for the bishop's wife and the missionary wanted to finish her own.
Thank you so much!
Another color combination stitched by Jen Boggess below
Stitched by Melanie Rusk
I really enjoyed getting back into my favorite hobby with this masterpiece. I take my cross stitching with me for waiting rooms, down time waiting on the kids, etc. and this particular one has been a natural segue into talking about my Christian faith in a subtle way. This is how I am and why. I know God has allowed me to be there when some seeds have been planted/watering thirsty seeds. Now I am sending it on to it's new home with my Mother-in-law and she'll be able to use it as well when folks visit her. I love it so much that after I finish the one for my Mom, I'll be making a 3rd one to hang in our home as well.
In His Name,
Sorry it has taken me so long to get this to you. We didn't end up having the auction, like I had hoped, but
I was able to get $150 for this for the orphans in Haiti. Thanks for allowing me to do this and I will send you a picture
of the pattern that you made for me for the church as soon as it is done.
Hi Sandra,I love the "His Name is Jesus" pattern, and recently finished my first one as a housewarming gift. The friends I stitched it for have gray walls in their house, so I did it in bright pink, blue, and green to stand out. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to stitching many more!
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and to Diane Higdon who shared the cross stitch "His Name is Jesus". I have just completed it and had it framed for a friend for her 70th birthday and looks gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it.
(From Queensland Australia)
my name is debby im canadian and im bilingual fluente in portugues and english
i really enjoyed doing this chart HIS NAME IS JESUS its one of my all time favorites
i stitched it for my friend at church claudia montan who is croatian and she loved it so much that she almost cried when she received it
the colors i used were DMC 433, 420 and 422
Dear Joyful Expressions,
this morning i finished the pattern of "His Name is Jesus". When I saw
it, I fell in love with it. I saw on your website the pattern stitched by another costumer
in red and pink tones and I absolutely loved it because its so warm
and gives that warm feeling of welcoming to my home. I recently got
remarried and I want to put this pattern in my home entrance.
Thank you for sharing it, its gorgeous.
Nora C. Acuna
Here is a photo of the Names of Jesus cross stitch that I got from your website. Thank you so much for sharing it with me! I so enjoyed working on it! I added some gold thread throughout the ”Jesus” part.
Keep up the good work on your website!
Many blessing to you!
"Jesus is my King and Treasure." When I think of Him I think of royalty thus came the royal blue color and when I think of treasure I think of gold thus came the gold tones." I liked the original blues and pinks but these colors seem more masculine our Pastor is a male.
Where your heart is there will be your treasure also.
These photos were sent in by Sheila Shannon. She stitched "His Name is Jesus" on hand dyed fabrics with a dappled effect Read Shelia's comments below...
Here is a photo of my "His Name Is Jesus". Thank you for this free pattern. It was so easy and what a joy to stitch about Jesus!! My home is mainly in dark reds, blues and tan or golds. I can't wait to have it framed and enjoying it! I might just make many for gifts!
Here is another one I made. This time I made a pillow for my Associate Pastors wife. She loved it! I am having so much fun with this pattern. Thank you for making it available & free at that!
Stitched by my friend from the Christian Stitchers Yahoo Group, Anne Cruz of Malaysia Anne has stitched numerous Name Blessing designs for her friends - what thoughtful gifts!
I am so pleased to have discovered Joyful Expressions! I have just completed 'His Name is Jesus', and have laminated it as a poster. I have stuck it on the back of a toilet door at my church where it will have a captive audience!! I stitched 'Jesus' with one thread of blue and one thread of silver, and slightly changed some of the recommended shades so that there is a variegated blue as well. It took me a week but I thoroughly enjoyed stitching it. Thank you for this wonderful free gift.
UK See Vikki's version with silver stitches below.
Here is a photo of the Names of Jesus cross stitch that I got from your website. Thank you so much for sharing it with me! I so enjoyed working on it! I added some gold thread throughout the “Jesus” part.
Keep up the good work on your website!
Many blessing to you!
I totally forgot to share this with you. I have so enjoyed this chart you so graciously shared for all for free. I made the one in greens for a dear friend in Oklahoma. We have never met but I love her dearly. The one in red I made for our church. Next time I hope to make one to hang alongside another piece I made about going to church. i think they will look good together. god bless and huggles dear friend. Michelle - I know my Redeemer liveth!
My blog: http://ozarksstitching.blogspot.com
Hello, My name is Isabel and I'm Portuguese. I liked your "His name is Jesus" pattern so much that I bought it in Spanish and translated it to Portuguese.
I think it turned out great. Thank you, Isabel
This photo was sent in by Jane Langfield. Read Jane's comments below...
I am just about to start on my third one of these and thought you might be interested to see the first one I did as a leaving gift for my Pastor and his wife. I think they liked it but Lois broke down in tears when I gave it to them so difficult to tell!
There are three things about this version which makes it slightly different. It is the UK English version (Counsellor rather than Counselor), it is stitched on 18ct vinyl weave which means that it is a perfect fit for an A4 frame and I used a gold filament twined with a dark gold (DMC 3822 I think) for the His Name wording which makes it sparkle. It looked fantastic as it caught the light but was definitely a labour (there goes the language issue again!!) of love as it took about twice as long as the tension in the two threads is different. I used DMC 3829 and DMC 727 for the other colours.
As an aside, having more designs which fit into a standard A4 frame would be great. I'm off work at the moment and so on a limited budget and stitching gifts is great therapy but I often can't afford to get the end product professionally framed. I was able to frame this at a fraction of the cost as the vinyl weave maintains its shape and so doesn't need stretching and I used a "frameless" frame or clip frame from IKEA.
Many thanks and God bless you in this marvellous ministry,
I am in my late 40's and have been cross-stitching since Jr. High school. I am a stroke survivor and cancer survivor. I use my time cross-stitching to pray for my 3 boys that are all in college, my husband who works away from home alot, and also those who are in need of prayer. Which is pretty much everyone I know!
I got your design "His Name is Jesus" to do for my son that goes to college 15 hours from home. I want him to feel the power of the names that are on the pattern in reference to our Savior Jesus Christ and know that His power is ours when we just speak His name.
I thank you for the website and plan to do many of your patterns! Since I have lost half the vision in both of my eyes from the stroke, I go alittle slower but that just gives me more time to pray! It's been a blessing to work on this pattern. I'm doing the blue shades and also got green, and mauve to do a few more when I get the first one done. Hopefully by his birthday on Sept. 7th.
In His Love,
Claire Dent, Marietta, OH
Thank you. Due to a lack of funds after my husband finishing seminary, I am trying to make all of our Christmas gifts this year. I had just prayed for God to provide something special for me to make for my mother. This will be perfect in blues for her.
Thank you so much for providing this ministry.
This photo was posted on the 123 Stitch! message board
I got this one from www.Joyfulexpressions.us (you can too... it's free!) I'm getting a headstart on Mother's Day, and this will be a gift for my Mom. Hope you like...
I have completed 'His Name is Jesus'. I like it in Olive Green because it reminds me of the Garden of Gethsemane. I just want to let you see what the finished project looks like in this color. In March I want to display it in our church gallery. If I get requests for this pattern I'll pass on to them your website.
Blessings to you,
This photo was sent in by Christine Basta. She stitched "His Name is Jesus" on 28 count linen, in multiple jewel tone colors. Read Christine's comments below...
I can't believe how fast I am going on these! I just sat down for a bit tonight and already have the HIS NAME already done.
I'm going to do the spanish one for my daughter, senior in high school is almost fluent. Will be studying this along with pre-med next yr in college!
I also bought a brown linen with 26 different colors of the brown family. I'm saving this one for me and this colorway will go to two priests now. Will send you a pix on this.
This photo was sent in by Nanci Turner. She stitched "His Name is Jesus" in purple tones - DMC 327, 208, and 210 Read Nanci's comments below...
The day before I started a new Bible class an email friend sent me this pattern from your site. I liked it so much I put aside the pattern I was working on and started it. The first day in our study workbook the various names for God were drawn special attention to, so I decided to make the pattern and get it ready y the 7th week to give it to the Christmas bazaar being held at the church. I did accomplish it and it has been given, and it certainly kept all the names for God in front of me during our study. I have done many, many hymns and prayers for others and have fund that while working on them, it is like praying for them each day. As you can imagine I am always looking for different charts for people. Thank you for your beautiful work. I have forwarded your site to many of my friends.
Sandra.....what a surprise to receive your email. I am in the process of completing a project that is a definite Christmas gift so I have not worked on His Name is Jesus as much as I'd hoped (After 25 years of stitching I continue to underestimate how much time most projects require--or perhaps it has more to do w/getting older!!)
I do like to stitch w/the complete pattern in front of me ....many thanks for the special attention you have given your customers on this one.....God Bless you and have a great week.
Dawn M. Carrier
I love your website although this is the first time I've downloaded anything off of it. I am hoping to do this design in four different color schemes as Christmas presents for my children.
God Bless You....Many thanks.
Thanks for the free patterns. I have not done any crosstitch for a couple of years. I downloaded the names of Jesus and I will pass it on.
Hi...I just found your pattern "Jesus is His Name" and I am thrilled and anxious to get started. I want to do it in the blues like the picture.
I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely free chart. It is very nice.
I appreciate your offering it and may God reward you for the seed you have sewn.
I LOVE your website and all the designs on it!! I was excited to find it. I made it there thru the 123stitch website which I frequent when I get a chance!!
Thanks for writing!! It's exciting to meet you!!!
I want to thank you for the update on this chart. I just finished one in the mauve color and I am starting one in the purple tones. I will also be doing one with dark green adia with gold tones to it. It will make it easier to follow the pattern now.
Thank you again for such a wonderful design.