Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Things we hold dear to our hearts

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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


The reason I have started this blog is because I have been reading all of yours out there and you have given me the courage! Thank you! I have so enjoyed all of them and you have inspired me to start stitching again and to start living! I am feeling so positive these days and I owe it to all of you...thank you again. I have realized that everyone has 'issues' and that I/we are not the only ones....why I didn't 'get' that before i have no idea but you all (unknowingly) kicked me in the butt and now I feel like 'doing' something about it! My hope is to be able to contribute to the daily ideas/inspiration that are so freely given.

Until next time,