Thursday 20 December 2012

A couple of finishes….


It’s been a looooong time coming……and here’s the proof…..  but I finally finished a Christmas project in time for, well, Christmas!!

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Maybe not the Christmas I had originally intended…..buuuut…finished for Christmas nonetheless!!!  So weird looking back on how my stitching has progressed…..2009 was when I really began stitching with a vengeance…..and my, doesn’t it show!!?   Large stitches, ‘ordinary’ looking stitch lines……I was full of …..enthusiasm and lots to learn….but that comes with time and I think I’ve improved quite a bit since then!

051 (Medium)

Nonetheless, I still just love the primitive naivety of my version of Leanne Beasley’s Christmas Sampler stitchery.

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Very Christmassy….and just in time!!!!  hee hee


My other finish is a more recent one…..started and finished in a couple of weeks!!!!   Phew!

This is a Christmas gift for my mother in law….a lady I love very dearly and who has taken me under her wing as her own….

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I designed it in a shabby chic style and I just love it….I hope she does too…….and I sure hope she doesn’t cry (but I think she might)…..we’re both prone to that!!!!

The poem is called “To My Other Mother”, by Judy Nilson


You are the Mother I received,
the day I wed your son
And I want to thank you Mom,
for the loving things you've done.
You've given me a gracious Man,
with whom I share my life
You are his lovely Mother,
and I his lucky Wife.
You used to pat his little head,
and now I hold his hand
You raised in love a little boy,
and then gave me the Man.

Sometimes it’s just nice to show people who are important to you, HOW important they are, in stitches!!!


Sugary hugs



Anonymous said...

oh my that poem is so special,what a lovely gift.xx

Fiona said...

both very lovely finishes...

Anthea said...

Wendy there will definitely be tears over the MIL stitchery - it's just gorgeous! I love the way you have finished it...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Amazing finishes the verse...

Sisbabestitches said...

What a great Christmas finish, and what a lovely way to look back at your stitching journey! The framed poem has turned out beautifully. And I bet there were lots of tears, I had some prickling in my eyes as I read it lol