I am the oldest of 6 children, 5 girls and 1 boy.....we are spread all over the USA and I don't get to see them very often, but I treasure the times I do. One of my (younger) sisters, Linda, likes all kinds of crafts and is also a very kind, wise and gentle soul. She has over the years, stitched everyone in the family a beautiful piece. A few years ago (oh man, I guess it was a lotta years ago (1996)! ) Does time pass more quickly for you too? Anyway, she made me a cross stitch that I absolutely love and hold very dear to my heart.
After she sent it to me, my husband made a beautiful frame for it and I cut the mats. We were talking later and Linda mentioned that there were 2 companion pieces to it...soooo...i set out to find it. (Duoh! never dawned on me to just ask her for her pattern!) I ended up calling all over the country (it was the days before the internet!!) and finally found the pattern and had it sent to me.
I promptly set about stitching one of the pieces, and have yet to do the other one.
But I have discovered it in my stash and have black aida material and all the threads, so I think it will be next on my list to do to complete the set.