Journey

What I’ve Learned While Stuck in Malawi

We have been “stuck” in Malawi due to COVID-19. There has been plenty to reflect on over the past few months. We have had several new experiences, as well as a few moments of reckoning with reality. Here are a few takeaways.

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Christmas in July: A Quilt Lesson

While I’ve always chuckled at the idea of “Christmas in July,” it feels like a strange mash up from where I sit. I’m enjoying all the cozy “hygge” things like hot tea and sweater weather, but at the wrong time of year, at least in my experience.

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Selah Pin Cushion: A Time to Pause

The name for this little pin cushion came about as I reflected upon the stress of the COVID-19 season. The word “selah” is Hebrew in origin, finding its most notable use among the

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Face Masks for Such a Time as This

These days are every bit as impactful as a world war. Every country on the planet has been affected, whether by the notorious COVID-19 itself or the impending threat of it. We are

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A Quilted Rose and a Retreat

Life over the last few months felt like a blinding rollercoaster of emotion, scheduling, and overwhelm with a fairly significant case of vulnerability whiplash. Three full days of travel back to Malawi punctuated

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When a Quilt Becomes a Diary

The Ice Cream Soda Chronicles This quilt is a diary. Within its stitches lie stories of sorrow, searching, slowness, and soothing. It is a chronicle of a season in my life that is,

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Welcome!

Hi, and welcome to Stitching the Journey! I’m Lisa and thank you so much for stopping by. I live in Malawi with my husband and best friend, Matt, and Malawi is where my

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Stitching the Journey

This phrase initially came to me as a tiny sentence to describe myself in my Instagram profile. I know, super enlightening, right? But at that moment, it felt so accurate to me. It

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Just Keep Stitching

Prostrate in my heart I sat on the rogue mattress in our loft silently pouring out unutterable longings before my Maker. What are we doing here? What am I doing with my time?

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