Saturday, December 14, 2019

Saturday Stitching

The winner of the giveaway is Jan at Jan's Journey. Jan if you will email me, I will get this in the mail to you! Thanks to all who commented and

I also got a bit of stitchy kindness in the mail from my VlOG friend, Shelly at Keyxstich on Floss Tube. She and I share a love of Prairie Schooler and she posted this to me in my Christmas Card.

I do not have any of the little Prairie Schoolers so this was a sweet gift.

As promised here is a picture of my Snowmen Triplets. Well I am still missing one of the big guys but here are the two that are completed.

I am thinking of making this into a pillow for January. The last triplet is a snowman feeding rabbits....These designs by All Through the Night are just adorable.

One of my finished ornaments. My sweet friend, Sharon, had seen the other one I had done and she liked it so I sent it to her. I decided to make another one for myself. I just love that cardinal.

I hope everyone is feeling Merry Merry this morning.

I have a sweet stitchy story to tell this morning. Many years ago I stitched all of Mama G's grands names and framed them in little gold hearts for her Christmas tree. My brother in law, William, still has them. His son Caleb wondered if Aunt Arlene would make three for his Christmas tree. Well of course she would . I stitched one for Caleb, one for his wife and one for his precious little girl. I always did the boys in blue and the girls in pink. Caleb sent me a picture of his hung on their tree.

I could no longer find the little gold frames so I used wooden pieces from Hobby Lobby. I put the stitched piece on one heart, backed the other side with coordinating fabric and used ribbon to cover the edges.  I thought they turned out really well. And I can add more ornaments as Caleb's family grows. It means a lot to me when the nieces and nephews want to continue a stitchy tradition.  Oh and I just saw the Grimm I stitched for them as a wedding gift above the mantel. I love my Caleb.

Off to my North Alabama Stitchers meeting today!! That is always a group I look forward to being with for the day.


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Good stitching to view this morning. I appreciate you sharing your work with us. Hope you have a blessed Saturday.

Sandy said...

I love those little hearts. I have been thinking I needed something to do for all Lindsay's little friends. I have been thinking too big and fancy. That is just so simple and cute.
I like that cardinal as well. I think I have that pattern in my magazines and the snowmen would look great in a pillow.

Sandy said...

Sort of like that pinafore for the Easter one you did would be cute too.

Mary said...

Arlene, I bet you were thrilled that Caleb wanted you to stitch the pieces. I think it's so sweet that he wanted to continue the stitch tradition. Love your snowman twins and hope the triplet joins them soon! They will make such a fun winter pillow. Oh, that Seasons Greeting is lovely, I did the border but it did not join and put it away. I'll have to get that out someday soon, it's too pretty not to stitch.

Sue said...

Congrats to Jan, your stitched ornaments are so lovely, and what precious gifts to your family! I have many old ornaments made by family members that I cherish so much.
Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Thank you for the finishing idea with the wood heart cut-outs. I love it!

Enjoy your stitching meeting today. Blessings!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love the heart finishing idea, Arlene! Did you wrap the fabric around to the backside? I know you were thrilled and touched by Caleb's request. Love your cardinal ornament! Trying to get in the Merry Merry spirit here. Enjoy your time with your stitching friends today!

Terri D said...

Giveaways are always fun and congrats to your winner! Caleb is one smart guy to keep the traditions alive!! That had to make your heart happy! I always enjoy seeing your projects!

Mari said...

I love that Caleb wanted to continue your stitch traditions in his house!
I also love your snowmen!