Saturday, February 04, 2012

An Inspiration....

It started with this post....I couldn't get it out of my head .... The wheels in my brain were just turning....for my Sunday school kids I made these--



I send them a letter every other week.  They were easy and fun.  The night before I left for Nebraska-- I pulled out my tea-dyed Walmart fabric
and cut out postcards---4 x 6.  I pulled out those wool scraps I'm always preaching about saving and this is what I came up with.....Valentines....

I stitched all the way to Nebraska and back on the airplane.  I got a hug from every stewardess.  My Mom is getting the first one.  She's having cataract surgery on February 8th.  I know her sight will be better and all the pluses for her having it--- I just don't want her to be scared.  Wish I was there-- she said positively not...Your prayers will be treasured.
My rubber stamp will hold the address- an old and well loved gift from my sister-in- law.

I've got to decide if I'm going to put a bead stitched in for the eye....I still see another snow bird project.  A couple of journal covers with the little chickadee in the corner--- can you picture it....?


8 comments:

Carol said...

Oh Mel that is just the most wonderful post card ever! Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers for your mom. My mom had cataract surgery about 8 years ago and it was amazing. She sees way better than I do.

Angie said...

Oh Mel, oh Mel oh I LOVE them!!! They are the sweetest things EVER and please don't be offended if I am a copycat! I really really have to try to make one or three of these sweet sweet 'chin'chickadees (my husband always calls me his little 'chinchickadee'. They are so wonderful. Sending healing thoughts and prayers (for you AND) for your Mom's surgery. ;)

Sue said...

Those are so adorable, Melanie! I love them!
What a sweet gift to give too.
Your mom will be so happy she had this surgery. Both of my parents could see so much better afterward. I know how you feel though in wanting to be there for her .

Susie Q said...

They are fantastic I love the little birds and what a great idea. I do hope your Mom gets on okay, I am sure she will come through with flying colors. Will keep her in my prayers. Susie x

simplestitches said...

sweet postcards!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Just darling! And what a great idea to mail the children; wish I had thought of that in the days when I taught little ones.

I'll be praying for your mom. Will you keep us posted?

deb said...

ADORABLE......they are just the sweetest things ever...the possiblilties are ENDLESS!!!!

Muddling Through said...

Those are just about the sweetest little postcards I've ever seen. Great job!