I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

8 months and hundreds of stitches later.....

The past year and a half, much of my stitching was spent on two projects for friends, dear to my heart. The first 9 months I worked all types of embroidered stitches on
this rose tablecloth. As I stitched this piece, I thought about the lady I was embroidering it for. I thought back on all the times I spent at her home and of the others who were connected to her that I also came to know. Those memories made me smile.
The next 8 months I have worked on this cross stitch picture. It will be given away

at an upcoming dog show. I thought about the friend I was stitching this for and of all the things we have known about each others lives. Again, smiles easily came. I also thought about the person who might win this picture. Do they love hunting dogs....or will it be someone who loves poodles instead. I was a little anxious on this piece, fearing I might not get done in time, today the last stitch fell into place and the anxiety fell away into relief. Now my hands are empty....but not for long. With the approaching holiday time, I will be going through my stash and I think I just might devote this year to getting those items stitched to sell in my online embroidery store. I can't wait to get things stitched and ready! I hope all of you have a wonderful blessed Easter holiday!



14 comments:

Jane Smith said...

Seeing your stitchery always brings a smile. Thank you for sharing your talent.

nAncY said...

wonderful work!
the table cloth is pretty and the dog are very nice,
glad you got it finished in time.

Childers Corner said...

They both turned out so beautiful! I love the tablecloth! They look like they took a lot of time and love. I'm sure they will be loved and appreciated in their new homes.

Mildred said...

What treasured heirlooms you have created. It is always such a treat to visit your blog. I wish you a very blessed Easter.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Beautiful work, Kathleen!
I feel the same way about having a deadline to finish something... I'm always so nervous until it's done!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh my ,what wondeful work ! They are beautiful .

Muddling Through said...

Those are both truly labors of love. I can see the care and love written all over them both! Simply beautiful.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

You do such beautiful work. Being an honored recipient of your stitching, I can assure you that the friend you made the tablecloth for and the winner of the dogs are going to be more than thrilled! They're both beautiful.
Patricia :o)

papel1 said...

Your stitchery is astounding! The dogs are very nice. What time consuming this work must be.
Judy

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

So beautiful Kathleen! You are so gifted dear! Happy easter!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Conni said...

Beautiful stitching, Kathleen!
Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday!

Linda said...

Kathleen, both piece are amazing...true labors of love. Happy Easter, have a joyous day...hugs, Linda

Gina E. said...

The dogs look so real, lifelike. It could be a photo - beautiful work, Kathleen. I just hope whoever gets it will keep it in her family as a treasured heirloom. I'm sure the cloth will be - it is stunning.

Princess S said...

They are beautiful projects and I am sure who ever gets possession of them will enjoy them.