I opened the mail this morning and was
Overcome with Emotions.
All at one time!
This was inside a folder from Carol M from PA and she sent the most touching note with it, as well.
It's a work pouch!!!!! I can't believe it!! I would never be able to get one this beautiful. I honestly was looking at one of the websites the other day at a new pouch and didn't order it and so glad because this is my most favorite and unique, awesome and gorgeous work pouch of all time now!!!!
I cannot thank Carol enough for the thoughtful work and words, time and love she put into this pouch.
Take a look-see
The fabric is quilted and thick, and look at the Adam and Eve sampler!
Then I looked up and saw Feathers in the Nest with the date and the verse and my heart was so touched.
I think it stopped for a beat or two.
It snaps at the top!
I LOVE THE COLORS!!!!
And it's the PERFECT size for my medium qsnaps or frames and all the materials, scissors, everything to take with me.
I so needed to read that verse at the top. I need to see it often because my earth father well..... a bit the opposite. I need to see this reminder because, honestly, through some hard times its, difficult to imagine the grace that our Heavenly Father has for us and how different he is from our own father.
She said that Anita at Everything Cross Stitch from Fredricksburg, VA did the finishing of the bag.
The pattern is from a Mar/April Just Cross stitch magazine 1985.
Did you know that the house we live in now was built in 1985? I had no idea at the time of course as I was in another marriage in another time and in a vacuum I won't go through again here. My son, Aaron, was born in that year too. In 1984 and 1985, I was saying prayers daily that were answered in His own time. The perfect time.
In her sweet note, she wrote that she is praying for me and I do so need that Carol, thank you, thank you, thank you! We all do and I will pray for you too.
This bag is so special and I will never forget all the love that was put into it either.
And Deb at The Threadgatherer's Blog......no, girl, you can't have it either!!!! LOL (Deb loves Adam and Eve samplers) ;)
I opened this at the perfect time and place, Carol! Thank you again and I promise to carry this with me (probably everywhere) as I try to sneak in some stitching in the car and on the go to.
Speaking of on the go~~~~~~
I just finished up Miss Frances here and where there's a will, there's a way.
Designer~~ The Scarlet Letter
Frances Bliss 1778
This was in my stash for at least 3 years. I bought it as a kit with the cotton floss and the linen. The copyright was 1983. It took a bit of ironing to get that wrinkle out!
I started it, then got stumped on the herringbone stitch and then this week picked it back up and, I promise you, I got plenty of practice as all the blue lines are herringbone stitches!
Now, as you know,
reproductive reproduction samplers frequently have misspellings and odd letter shapes and skips the J, etc. so I did stitch this EXACTLY as the instructions directed with the DMC threads included and on 25 count unbleached linen (included with the kit at the time).
So for clarification, yes, the sex word is in the sampler for the age of six.
I'm not completely sure what the mother must of thought of the word sex instead of six when Frances showed her the completion.
According to the history of this sampler, Frances's mother was named Abigail!!!! I like that name of course.
You can see the lighter color threads.
But all the herringbone was done in DMC 931.
As in our beautiful weather for today!
And finally, if you would like to win a brand new (
reproductive reproduction) pair of these scissors from Pineberry Lane, remember deadline is Feb 28th at midnight for entry.
See Feb 15th post for details.