Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A is for a sampler

~~African Violets
~~Amazon books

Letters of the Heart: A

designed by Feathers in the Nest
copyright 2011

CC Finley Gold ---yellow
CC Brandied Pears--lighter brown
GA Huckleberry---blue

you can substitute other colors for what the letter A means to you. An Autumn array of colors would be beautiful as well.

in memory of my son, Aaron, who would have had his 26th birthday today if he had lived. It's not a sad day, but a day of rememberance that his spirit is free, well, and held by angels in Heaven. I feel his spirit strongly at times and it''s usually when I need it the most.

When I dabbled with this piece over the weekend, in the few minutes I had to do that, I thought how versatile this little sampler could be. It's August, it's almost Autumn, and I love angels.   

So if you have the desire to stitch a small pinkeep, or even a gift tag to hang near your special A or to give to a special A, this may help.
I hope to stitch this as a pinkeep and put close with my angel collection.

Here's hoping your are having a great Tuesday!



  1. What a beautiful pattern. Your post is so touching. I know Aaron is looking down at you and is so proud of who you have become. (((Hugs)))

  2. It is just beautiful Jennifer. And beautiful for oh so many reasons.

    Thinking of you today.

    and Rory too

  3. How gorgeous - lovely tribute to your son Aaron.
    My boys are both special A's - thanks for sharing your design with us.

  4. A is for appreciation for a kind and thoughtful friend. Your pattern is beautiful but the meaning behind it really touched my heart, like your patterns and blog do on a reular basis. Happy Birthday Aaron, I know you are smiling down on your mom today, and bringing her peace and joy. Hope you are having a good day today Jennifer. Isn't it a miracle that some people are only in our lives for a very short period of time, yet the joy they bring and the way they continue to touch our lives gives us the strength to carry on? Here is a hug from CA.

  5. What a lovely piece and such a heart warming post. I dont know how you lost your son and cannot imagine losing mine but it's so lovely that your spirit is at peace too. Another lovely piece added to my to do list - thank you so very much.

  6. Such a sweet post and pattern..Hugs...

  7. What an absolutely beautiful pattern. Thank you so much for your sweet, giving heart to always share your gorgeous patterns. What an amazing remembrance for your son, Aaron.

    God bless you - Julie

  8. Wow, what a powerful post. I'm glad you feel him near, as he would have been had he lived. Sending you cyber hugs!!

  9. A sweet little pattern and a lovely tribute to your son.

  10. Oh Jennifer! Thank you for sharing. How touching. It is a great comfort to know where our loved ones are isn't it? Thank you for this lovely pattern. I already know I will be making this for my husband.

  11. Thank you for the chart. I left you an award on my blog dedicated to people that make beautiful designs as you. I hope this encourages you a bit.Hugs.


  12. What a lovely little design Jennifer. Hope you're doing well.

  13. A previous stitchery for an obviously previous son. Thinking of you...

  14. A previous stitchery for an obviously previous son. Thinking of you...

  15. Hello Jennifer, I also lost my son almost 6 months ago from complications from diabetes. He was just shy of 32. God is helping us recover from the shock and loss of our boy whom we loved so much. We are blessed to know he is in heaven with his Savior Jesus. There are many people who share the loss of their beloved children and we know how deep the pain is don't we. I pray God's comfort for you.

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