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The Way of the Cross

For Christians everywhere, this is the most holy week of the year.  In honor and reverence of Christ's Passion, I will be featuring everything from Double D Ranch's spring collection with the Christian cross motif.
Crosses have always been big for Double D Ranch. The first time I used a cross graphically was back in 1993 when I was dabbling with nail-head layouts. I wanted to mimic the cross jewelry that was so popular at the time. What evolved was the Velvet Sunday Collection in 1994. From there it has gone on to embellish Domingo, Rios Christos, Rosario, Cheryl’s Necklace, and Laura’s Cross, just to name a few. . I continue to use the Christian cross in many designs. Sometimes the cross is very obvious like in this season's 'The Gate' tee and sometimes very subtle like in the fan design of ‘Tokyo Soul’.
I just want to give God the sole and soul credit for each and every collection.  Absolutely, no pun intended.
The Gate Collection:
[caption id="attachment_2322" align="alignright" width="242" caption="Middle Eastern Inspiration"][/caption] The name for this collection comes from John 10:7 where Jesus talks about the Good Shepard and being the gate.  He says those who seek eternal life must go through Him. The actual cross design is interestingly taken from a middle eastern textile. I have taken liberties to adapt and embellish it to suit the collection. .
John 10:6-10 (The Message) Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. "I'll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn't listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.


Cheryl - May 16, 2016

Tara – super thanks for sharing on Twitter! Good Luck.

Tara Trask - May 16, 2016

LOVED this! Shared it on my Twitter with my friends. Your collection is AMAZING. A BIG fan! Just joined your blog today.

CathrynHagel - May 16, 2016

Hi Ladies!
I’m great, hope you all have a fabulous Easter weekend!

p.s. I’ve lost almost all the baby weight, so will be psyched to show the tee off!!!

Cheryl - May 16, 2016

Great Cathryn! How is the Farmer’s Trophy Wife?

DorisLoredo - May 16, 2016

Perfect Day for this tee and I should have worn it. I wore the To Be Indian Dress.
Catherine—We have not forgotten you! I still have your address and will send you the Michelle’s Necklace when it arrives. The delivery has been moved back a bit to around 04/15

CathrynHagel - May 16, 2016

I love your stuff….but you knew that already! And finally joined your blog….I read it all the time, but now it’ll come to my inbox!!

Janet - May 16, 2016

When I read this, I began crying. I wear your clothes and crosses all the time, but I didn’t know you were Christians like me. Way to honor Jesus.

The Way of the Cross Revisited - May 16, 2016

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Cheryl - May 16, 2016

Cathryn – congratulations on the weight loss…Shipping tells me your tee should ship around the middle of this month – just in time for that new svelte figure of yours! Glad to touch base and hear from you – c

Rhonda - May 16, 2016

Yes, I loved this too and I love Jesus and wearing clothes with crosses and jewelry too!

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