9.6.11

Something Special

This is a cross-stitched wall hanging I made my parents about 7 years ago with all their grandchildren's names on it.  I made it including the two rows of hearts on the bottom which were empty at the time and left a whole bunch of extra aida cloth folded up behind.  Last summer I took it from my parents to add another row on because they were all filled (I just hadn't put the names in yet) and, Lord willing, by the end of 2011 all the new hearts will be filled too!  Wow!  We praise God for the gift of life and entrusting to us so many of His children!
It's definitely harder to make the time to cross-stitch with 4 kids rather than one!  (I didn't own a sewing machine at the time I initially made it either!).  I'm finally making some progress though and hope to bring it back to them in a month or so when we go to BC.
A detail of one of the hearts.  They are all the same, I just used blue thread for the boys names and red for the girls. The heart pattern was from a book I or my Oma had.  I changed some of the colours and made my own overall pattern.
*I should add that my Mom, many, many years ago made something similar to this for my Dad's parents and that's what inspired me to start this one.

8 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful, and what a great idea!

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  2. It's looking good Suzanne!

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  3. That's such a nice gift to have given. And that was very smart of you to leave extra room for all the new grandchildren!

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  4. this is so pretty...a few years back i made my gram a quilt and embroidered everyones names in the border

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  5. Very nice idea ... I'd do one but it would probably just sit on the work in progress pile!!

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  6. Oh so sweet! What a lovely idea! Love your future proofing too for the addition of more sweet babies :) Family celebrations must be a blast at your home with all those little people!

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  7. So glad you're bringing it back where it belongs.
    Happy that you're returning it in person.

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