Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Favorite Thing At Mom's House #2

I love sharing A Favorite Thing!
It really lets me focus in on something that is special and important to me! 
While I'm here, I am sharing things that are special to me 
that belong to my Mom & Dad
Today's Favorite Thing
Is this framed cross stitch piece
Why is this so special?
Because I made this back in the 70's for my parents
I didn't date it or put my initials on it and I wish I had but I didn't think of it
This was one of my first attempts at cross stitch
It took many hours while taking care of babies and a home but I kept at it!
It is special to me and it has hung in my parents home since I made it
with so much love
One of these days it will come back to me
 but maybe it will go live with one of my girls!
Time will tell

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Hugs,
Linda

33 comments:

Diane said...

Very nice!! I'm sure your parents treasure this!

Ms. Redo said...

I love your beautiful cross piece and it's sentiment, how special! Definitely something to treasure. I found your link at Claudia's.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Linda,
That is a very special keepsake! Love the saying!
I have those same Christmas glasses and LOVE them!!!
Hoping your Mom is doing better!
Warmly,
deb

Claudia said...

That's precious beyond words, Linda. My parents have a framed needlepoint I made for them on their wall - gosh, it has to be 30+ years ago!

Isn't it lovely that your mom has kept it all these years? Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Jane and Chris said...

I made a cross stitch of a wedding photo of my parents for their 50th anniversary...it took me so long,I'll never do another one!
Jane x

Nellie said...

This is a marvelous keepsake! Cross stitch is something I have never tried. I think you did a great job!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's a cute cross stitch with a great poem! I made a few pieces years ago, I wonder where they are now... Happy Weekend:@)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Lovely favorite thing, Linda. I'm sure your parents treasured it since you made it by hand for them!

It's All Connected said...

The things that are hand made and done with love are the most special ones! ~ Maureen

Jojo said...

That is too sweet and I know your mom must cherish such a thoughtful hand made gift.

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

That's a lovely cross-stitch -- I'm sure your parents treasure it! I made a crewel embroidery stitchery for my mother and it hung in the living room until her death when my father gave it back to me. I have it still-- I'll have to write about it on A Favorite Thing!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is so precious Linda. I'm sure one of your girls would also love to have in in their home someday.

Susan said...

Lovely words cross stitched with wonderful memories attached, XOXO

KarenSue Farash said...

Love it Linda!!

Susan said...

I can see where you would love that soooo much, Linda. Susan

AshTreeCottage said...

You did a beautiful job! I think the things that have great sentimental value are the best things of all.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debra said...

it is beautiful ! I love the colors and the verse itself !

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You can always write a little message on the back telling the story of your sampler for future generations. How nice that it's been hanging in your mother's home all these years.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Linda, How wonderful! It reminds me I did a rose design embroidery for my Mom & wonder if she still has it? Thanks for sharing with us. Going to check out the party, new to me. Pam

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

This is a beautiful favorite thing. I made some of these too back in the 70s and my mom has them in storage for me. I need to get them and enjoy them. Thanks for reminding me.

Balisha said...

I have always been drawn to samplers. Your's is especially nice, because of your family story to go with it. They must treasure it.
Balisha

Babajeza said...

It's nice to see an item we made in our parents house, isn't it? :-) Have a nice week. Regula

Susan said...

Linda, how sweet that your mother kept your cross stitch all these years! That is a very special piece my friend!

ImSoVintage said...

I love this, Linda :)

Chatty Crone said...

You know why I love this - your mom has kept it and thought it was important all this time.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Linda,
It's lovely!! You can always turn it over and if it doesn't have cardboard on the back- put in a cardboard backing and sign it now and put on it the year you made it. Hope your Mom is improving!! She's very blessed to have you there to help out!

Shelia said...

Hi Linda and that's a pretty piece of crossstitch. Hope you're mom is doing better.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Meggie said...

What a special keepsake! After my mother died, I found a painting of mine that I had given her many years ago when I first started painting. It is also special to me...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

A sweet keepsake that no doubt makes everyone who reads it happy. Love it, Lynn!

XO,

Sheila

✿Carol✿ said...

I can see why that piece is one of your favorite things! Love the sentiment on it, and I'm sure it's bound to be a family heirloom!

bj said...

O, I love your cross stitched piece. I loved to cross stitch years ago and made a cute lady and gent....they are in a closet and I need to get them out and hang them up.
Thanks for reminding me. :))

Sarah said...

Linda, this is beautiful and very special. I'm a stitcher, and I know how much time and effort goes into making a piece like this. You should write the information on the back of the frame - your name, who you stitched it for, date, place. At least maybe the information will stay with the piece that way.
Thanks for sharing this.

Annesphamily said...

Linda is this cool! I think these memories from our past are such wonderful reminders of days gone by!