Check out my It Is Well With My Soul Farmhouse Pillow and keep reading for a Free Pattern/template to stitch your own!
It Is Well With My Soul by Horatio G. Spafford is one of my all time favorite hymns. I vividly remember as a child singing this at church with my Nana. At the time she was battling cancer, but she belted out this song with all her might. And I knew that it was indeed, well with her soul, despite her current battle.
Do you know the story behind this hymn? Its quite a tale, a sad one, but triumphant in its own way. You can read all about it here if you want. Horatio G. Spafford went through an incredibly trying time in his life, almost akin to what the biblical character Job faced. He lost his son to illness, his property to fire and corruption, and then his daughters all perished when their ship sank on its way to England. Tragedy upon tragedy.
Despite it all, he never lost his faith in god, and penned these immortal words while crossing to England to rejoin his wife after the tragic loss of his daughters.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
And that is the inspiration behind this hand stitched “It Is Well With My Soul Farmhouse Pillow”. Part homage to the strength of my Nana, and part homage to the impact that these words have had on me. And ALL love for the hymn and words that have helped me face dark times, and keep my smile on my face.
This design is one of my top sellers at my local markets, and I JUST added it to my etsy shop, the Knottarie, as well! I love this design so much I wanted to share it with y’all in case you want to stitch it for yourself!
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Do no resell this design or products made with it.
To use this free It Is Well With My Soul Farmhouse Pillow template, print off and copy with a water soluble fabric pen. Then get to stitching! If you do use this pattern, I’d LOVE to see the finished results 🙂 Be sure to come back and show me!
Don’t forget to check out these other Farmhouse Pillows I’ve made!