Fear No Evil is a Cross-Stitch pattern designed based on Psalm 23:4:"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are at my side."
This pattern was published first in the 2017 Special Collector's Halloween Issue of Just CrossStitch!
The words in the Fear No Evil are typographically designed to enhance their meaning in order to enrich our lives. This verse is an interesting reflection on the final journey. "Even though I walk", gives the reader the impression the believer did not quicken his pace when he came to die, but still calmly walked with God. To walk indicates the steady advance of a soul which knows its road, knows its end, resolves to follow the path, feels quite safe, and is therefore perfectly calm and composed. The dying saint is not in a flurry, he does not run as though he were alarmed, nor stand still as though he would go no further, he is not confounded nor ashamed, and therefore keeps to his old pace. Observe that it is not walking in the valley, but through the valley. How marvelous! There is no fear of evil when walking with God, for he has conquered death. We go through the dark tunnel of death and emerge into the light of immortality. We do not die, we do but sleep to wake in glory.
This cross-stitch pattern comes with a list of supplies needed, including the DMC floss colors used. A list of stitches used are given along with a brief tutorial. Pattern graph with symbols and a computerized rendering are accompanied with photographs of the finished example I stitched. An enlarged chart with marks is also included. PDF is 12 pages.
(For best results, print pattern on highest quality in printer settings.)
Stitch count dimensions:
153 stitches W x 161 stitches H
14 pt Aida cloth - 11” x 11.5” (appx.)
16 pt Aida cloth - 9.5” x 10” (appx.)
18 pt Aida cloth - 8.5” x 9” (appx.)
22 pt Aida cloth - 7” x 7.25” (appx.)
(Used in photographs: White 22 pt Aida Cloth in an 11.5”x 11.5” espresso colored frame with a 7.5” x 7.5” matte opening.)
Happy Stitching & God Bless!