I've gone digging into some pics from the past to try and bring you up to date. I feel I have so much time to make up for! Here's one that shows a few finishes ready for framing. I have a wonderful neighbor who makes frames for me and doesn't charge me a penny. If I continue to ask him to make them I may have to offer him a couple though. I usually try to deliver some baked goods as a kind gesture. All of these are framed now except for Winter Row at the bottom. Don't know exactly why that one didn't make the cut.
Up next is one of me standing next to our Christmas tree of 2009. I started ABC Tapestry in early January if my memory serves me correctly. I am not a big fan of ME in this one but I wanted to show how big this piece will be when finished.
Here is one I just took today of the pattern book in front of my progress so far. I know it might be hard to see any detail in each block but this will give you an idea again of how big it will be. There are 28 blocks total.....one for each letter of the alphabet and one at the beginning an end. Can you imagine how much this is going to cost to have framed??? My girls at the Strawberry Sampler in Glen Mills, PA will get this one!
Fourth in today's lineup is one I did shortly after we moved from Pennsylvania to Kentucky. Master Chief was called out to a job and I had never lived in the country before. I was ok with the neighbors living so far away but what I didn't jump for joy about was all the critters I'd have to deal with. Spiders, snakes, groundhogs, opossums, raccoons, birds (which are fine until they fly down your chimney and get stuck, die then ...... I'll stop there with a BIG YUCK) Whew...now where was I? Oh yes...after unpacking and getting my new country cottage in order I sat down with this sampler from The Cross-Eyed Cricket called A Walk In The Woods. It didn't take me long to finish.
These last two snaps are of a small freebie design so generously offered by BBD called Petites Lettres Rouges. It holds a special place in my heart because I have stitched my grandmother's name and birth date in it. She has always been very special to me and is the one who introduced any type of stitching to me. She will be 86 years young in October and has no clue who I am. It is so very heart breaking to look in to her eyes and know she isn't seeing me. When I go back to PA and visit with her I always hope that somehow something I say will spark a memory and she will come back to me but I know in my heart that most likely won't happen. I know she would like this small token of love I have stitched in her honor.
Here it is framed. I can't thank Barb and Alma at Blackbird Designs enough for offering this freebie on their blog. I hope they realize how this single pattern has touched the lives of so many. I hope it's alright to post the link to this freebie. Click HERE to download.
That's all for today friends! Let's take a stroll down memory lane again soon. Thank you again for your comments, tips and tricks. My heart does that little flippy-flop thing every time I see I have a new comment or a new follower!! Thanks SO MUCH!