And We Are Trying Cross Stitch Pattern

$10.08 USD

No. 3 of the Sancta Series

Are you looking for a spiritual and inspiring cross stitch for your favourite wall space?

We think you’ll love these three monks in the bright yellow light of sunrise, humbly collecting water.



And We Are Trying cross stitch pattern was inspired by a mystical Russian artist, philosopher, and peace activist Nicholas Roerich. The painting is part 3 of the Sancta Series — 6 paintings symbolising a spiritual journey.

It’s a striking image of three monks at the river fetching water. Their backs, bent under heavy load, are silhouetted by a bright yellow sunrise and the the long walk uphill to the monastery.

What we love about this painting is the celebration of peace, acceptance, and physical strength. It will look amazing on your wall.

The Project

This is a large, full coverage coverage cross stitch and measures 54.4 x 38.1cm (300 x 210 stitches) when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth. We recommend using Pattern Keeper App to manage the project and you’ll find an extra PK chart in your download pack.

Matching Charts

Check out the other charts in Nicholas Roerich’s Sancta Series — six paintings symbolising the spiritual journey of a Christian.

The Artist

Nicholas Roerich lived between 1874 and 1947 and was famous in his own country for painting scenes from ancient history (look for the Viking and Slavs series in the shop).

In his later years he travelled extensively through India, Mongolia and Asia, capturing the essence of the Indian and Nepal Himalayas — as well as themes and symbols from the world’s great religions. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism.

What we particularly love about the artworks of Nicholas Roerich is the way they evokes a deep sense of peace, tranquility and stillness. Perfect for cross stitch.

Keep calling back to the store as we add more amazing cross stitch projects featuring the artworks and visions of Nicholas Roerich.

Additional information


Chart size


14 Count Aida Cloth 300 x 210 stitches (54.4 x 38.1cm)

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