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

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Home

 

This is the first glance I had of  our home when we were
searching for a place out in the country to live.  ( the porch
was not as cluttered as you see in this photo) 
Something in my heart told me..........this will be the place
you and your family will live and grow for the rest of your
years.
I love the whole house, inside and out, and all of the grounds
in which my loyal dog and I wander and explore........
but the image of this front porch will forever be my favorite.
I am not the best watercolor artist, but I have always wanted 
to create a tinted image of the front porch..........
and I then wanted to embroider it and embellish the picture
with flowers that either existed or ones I dreamed would grow along 
the porch. 
   The first thing I had to embroider was my black cat.
I have had several black cats through the years.......they have always been 
dear to my heat.  Smokey, Salem...........and now
Taboo. 
And then, I started to embroider the existing Pyracantha bush and I have always wanted large pots of geraniums.......which I have never been successful at growing. 
I embroidered the leaves and berries on the existing Pyracantha
and Yaupon Holly bushes.
I have always dreamed of wisteria draping itself down
the front porch,
and there must be a large bush of antique pink and white
roses.  Which I am still in the process of stitching  
I have so much more to add..........and I have decided to title this piece
" Home"
for in just a few days........I will be longing for myself, my husband,
and our oldest son .....
to be home.
As you read this, we have since had the devastating news that our oldest 
son Zack, has 4 tumors on his brain.  One particularly large one must
be removed immediately.  
How much I want all of this to be just a bad dream that I soon awake from.............
but it is not.   We will soon be traveling, on the way to where Zack will be undergoing a long and tricky surgery within the next few days,
and we do not know what the outcome will be.
For those of you who have already known about this......
thank  you for your prayers and supportive words.
I ask that you continue to pray for Zack's surgeon and for Zack.
I do not know how long we will be gone.........so I will return here much 
later with hopefully...........happy news.
until then, take care, love all those near to you, 
and do not let one day go by without enjoying something
in it. 
Kathleen












7 comments:

Hill Top Post said...

The love you have for your home and family shows in your every word and stitch. What a beautiful piece, stitch by stitch, you are creating.

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Olde Dame Holly said...

Beautiful handwork, and a beautiful home, and I pray it will soon be the site of rejoicing in a successful surgery for Zack. Why these things happen to good people I just do not know, I just pray for his healing and strength for everyone who loves him so much.

lil red hen said...

This is spectacular work, Kathleen.
We're continuing our prayers for Zack.

Prims By The Water said...

What a wonderful job creating your home! Of course I would not expect anything but grand with your embroidery! Great job!!! Janice

Shami Immanuel said...

You have recreated the porch very beautifully. We will uphold your son in our prayers.

yangsire- imperfectblog said...

Wow. Such fine handwork. Love it.