Giving is the best part of the season for me, always has been, always will. Those that know me best, know this. It puts joy in my heart to put a smile on your face!
Well, getting out the Christmas decor little bits at the time this week. What doesn't go up by Sunday probably will not as my work schedule is busy. No complaints though here as I am thankful for a job.
Since I got this:
stitching has slowed a bit. I've designed more than I've stitched and there are only so many fingers to stitch up all in my stash and what my mind creates to paper.
However, remember this one Forever Hope 1819?
Here's my last progress pics:
and now a few more stitches to this:
working on the house. You know building a house is more than I thought imaginable! :)
Then, I designed a little one in memory of my deceased maternal grandmother, Grace.
Her birthday would have been this week. She passed away when I was only 8 but had probably the best positive influence in my life than any other family member. She was one of a kind and miss her alot. She left her rings and watch to me and when I wear them, I feel more courage and strength remembering her, that she is a part of me and loved me alot. She was assertive yet not aggressive. She was graceful, just as her name. She had much class and would give a helping hand to whoever she could while taking good care of herself. She was exactly everything her name stood for.
So, I started stitching this little pillow keep last night:
using Weeks Dye Works Ocean and Pecan as fibers.
Stay tuned for other virtues in rememberance to her.
I wanted to also show you what I found in a thrift store about 3 weeks ago.
The frame is about 6 x 8 and it's old.....OLD. I got it for 2.00!
It's actually in good condition for it's age and I was doing a happy dance in the box outside that it was put in as junk.
I love junkin' it. ;)
Take a look-see.
The front has a picture like this:
and it looks like an opera scene.
The back looks like this:
It has an old wire hanging and the paper backing is very fragile. I will remove all of this to use for a frame for a stitching finish but before I do look at these:
Handwritten on the back,
and then this stamp in the middle as if it was a Christmas gift to someone.
Have you ever seen a stamp like this one? Any stamp collectors?
So far I don't know what I will frame with it but the picture will be removed along with the backing.
If only the paper could talk about the gift and the heart of the giver and the receiver, the meaning, the time of year, and where it hung special in the home. Oh, how I wonder.
Well, I'm fixing to head over to get my Kindle and put it on the read-to feature for the rest of the book I'm reading. I'm 75% finished. I've got so many more to read/listen to!
Abbie sends her love too.
She says, "kissie,kissie"