Thursday, December 25, 2008



It didn't get completed in time for Christmas 2008, but I'm not even upset. It's a piece by Lisa Bongean. I had wished over the kit for a couple of years-- for some reason it 'talked' to me--- and found the pattern in Marquette on Clearance. The little heart is supposed to be punchneedle work, but I don't know how. I kind of like the crazy quilted heart. It already has memories attached--- I worked on it while Chelsey was having her tonsils removed. A minor surgery, but that doesn't keep mothers from worrying.

I also kind of look that this piece as a "never quit" kind of piece. I'll get it stretched and it will be ready next season. I'm not going to give up stitching just because I have this time table or calendar date keeping me from completing the project on time. I still had a lot of fun doing it. I spent $3.50 on a pattern and got hours of entertainment just using threads and scraps around the house.

Gratitudes---
A sunny day - Temps over 20 degrees
family time
Twinkle lights lining the fireplace at night

11 comments:

hetty said...

Very cute little stitchery. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

It will be well and truly ready for next year then! Pleased Chelsey is well, things really do change, I was in hospital for a week in "the olden days" with my tonsils out!!
Beautiful pictures of your decorating.
Belated Christmas greetings, love Tracey

Margaret said...

The stitchery is so simple but so nice, hey it's good tp be looking forward, to next Christmas.

Stina said...

Love the little stitchery too...and the little heart is wonderful..:o)

Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas!! Want to wish you a wonderful Ney Year filled with a lot of happiness...and a lot of sewing for us all..
Hugs!

Tazzie said...

Just beautiful Mel hon, isn't it nice when our projects have memories and stories attached.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Joanne said...

It's a lovely piece. I don't place a time limit on most of my things either -- it's the journey that is the joy.

Carol said...

Love your little stitchery...glad Chelsey is doing well...and no, Mom's never stop worrying.

McIrish Annie said...

I love that little piece! I have been drawn to thingg like that lately, simple with a message.

Hope your holidays were jolly~

Mary said...

I've enjoyed your blog for several months. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a blessed new year.

Kathie said...

love this stitchery...
I have a few of those pillows from maine that have pine needles in them. Just love the smell of them all year round.
This stitchery reminds me of the great outdoors I spent as a kid in Maine
Glad your enjoying the kids being home..
loved that he will teach Eric the art of napping!
so funny.
Kathie

Karen said...

I love the evergreen stitchery. Happy New Year!