Monday, November 16, 2009

Joseph's Coat of Colors...

At long last, the first of 16 stained glass panels went up at church this afternoon...

I filled in at the church office today while Maureen had jury duty, so it has been rather busy all day. The stained glass artist and the blacksmith arrived after lunch to install this panel. The afternoon sun doesn't do it justice, so I'll have to take a morning photo of it, but I couldn't resist posting my 'baby.' No, I didn't make it, but I have been shepherding this project now for a few months. We have six panels sold to date, and I think I'll be taking more orders when parishioners see this very first, fine piece of work.

Our country church is not fancy, so we didn't want 'cathedral' pieces...just simple glass depicting various Biblical stories, and light enough that it wouldn't darken our worship space. And with the option to remove the panels and take them over to a newer and larger sanctuary...that our great-grandchildren will build some day, long after Dick and I are gone...these panels have portabililty as well as beauty. Good planning, right? Next up is the Noah's Ark window. I wonder how long that will take to get completed...

Sheryl does good, beautiful work, so I know it'll be worth the wait. That's what I tell myself!

7 comments:

chunkygal said...

Beautiful Sandy! I can't wait to see the picture in the different light.

Lois Grebowski said...

ooh, I like it!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh it is lovely!!! i hope you show all of them as they go up!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

(ps: would you tell mary beth wiles charlie is going to get well? thanks...)

Linda said...

I'm with Bee on this one, I'll look forward to seeing all of them as they go up. This first one is wonderful and I bet the Noah's Ark is even prettier!

ivana said...

Ciao cara Sandy!

E' bellissimo!!!!
A very important work for your church!
Compliments!
I'll look at the other images!!

Ciao!!!

Joy said...

It's beautiful, and I look forward to seeing it "in person" soon. Glad to know the first one is in place!

Sandee said...

The not so fancy churches are the very best. Beautiful.

Have a terrific day. Big hugs. :)