Cross stitching has been a favorite hobby of mine for years. I find peace and comfort in creating my own little works of art. I sometimes get a little insecure sharing my cross stitching with others since it is something I do love so much, I fear some will see it as simple and belittle it, but I guess that is why my family receives so much of it (they have to love because they are family, right??). I thought it was time to put my vulnerability out there and share some of the things I have done over the years....
Allen asked me to make him something from this quote since we have given him grief over his fear of The Wizard of Oz all his life. It now hangs on the door to his office.
"Orders are nobody can see the Great Oz. Not nobody, not nohow!"
When my friends get married I make them a monogram of their new last name generally in the color of their bridesmaid dresses
When I transferred from Auburn to Georgia my great friends, Randa and Courtney Wow, gave me a great gift which included four different pictures of us while I had been at Auburn and a quote I have loved and carried with me ever since
"I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughter would make me cry"
This is a bit unfinished as I have not gotten it framed yet, but this is the Serenity Prayer I did for my brother.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
The Book of Ruth has long since been a favorite story of mine. I read it whenever I cannot find my way and feel like I need some guidance.
I just thought this was funny!
An Irish Blessing
I have long loved the fluidity and charm of Irish blessings and this is one of my favorites....
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back....
May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields....
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
I made this for Maggie since she tends to sneeze multiple times when she gets on a roll. We decided one day that I needed a sign to hold up which said "Bless You" instead of saying it over and over again
In my family pineapples have been collected over the years by my grandmother, my mother and myself as a sign of hospitality. I made this one for my mother changing up a pattern my grandmother had used nearly 30 years earlier...
Gramma made this one in '81
Here are the ones that started it all! The wife of my mother's boss made the one for Allen when he was born. Mom decided it was something she wanted me to have too when I was born and made me one when I was born.
I made this one for my best friend when she and her husband got a new puppy ( I made ones for Polar Gene "Poly" Doramus and Queen Celtic Hannaway before they went to doggie heaven to watch over Murphy.)
A pillow for my dear friend from UGA, Blake Segars second daughter
For my darling Richard who was born on my 24th birthday....best birthday present I have EVER received!!!
Our precious Elijah was born three years later!
A pillow for my nephew, Emory....
I made this one for my parents one year for Christmas changing the last word to "All" instead of "Man" as my mom prefers it.
When Maggie and Allen got married I thought it only fitting for Maggie to have her own stocking for Christmas as Gramma had made Allen and me stockings when we were little and Maggie needed one to match!
Here are some unfinished projects for Christmas..........
A Bell Pull
The Three Wise Men