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To all of my vistors. It is a joy to share my stitching. Anyone who leaves a comment has truly made me smile. Each comment is read and it is greatly appreciated. Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In Memory of Samuel Woods





In Memory of Samuel J Woods
July 8th, 1921 to April 24, 2010
Grandpa Sam passed away this saturday.
He was 88 years old. He was a sweet man
and a true man of God, he went home to be with
the lord. As a stitcher, my stitching friends can
appreciate the work he did. He did needlepoint.
Posted above are some of the pieces of work he
did, what a great idea to have them at his wake.
It is a tribute to just one of the hobbies that he
enjoyed.
He worked in the pantry at the church for many years
as a volunteer and loved to cook. The last supper
is one of my favorite pieces that he did.. He kept
track of how many hours and how many months to
finish, which I thought was funny. I never thought to
keep track like that on my pieces. It was a labor of
love, 2000 hours and 9 months to finish, which I thought
was very good. He had requested that this piece be
donated to his church - I think he already had a place picked
out for it to be hung. I was hoping to get just one piece
because I understand and appreciate the time and love
that goes into a piece. He has sisters who received his
remaining pieces and will enjoy them I am sure. I
bought my camera with me to NJ for the wake just
hoping I would be able to get one picture of the last
supper. I had no idea any of the pictures would be hung
there, what a sweet surprise and something I will treasure.
I have beautiful pictures of his pieces. Its something to
think about, I want my pieces plastered all over the wake
when I move on to heaven. I will have a lot of people
waiting for me when it is my time to go to heaven, sam
will be one of those waiting for me. Until we meet again,
enjoy heaven sam. Click on the picture to see it larger.
All pieces were under glass, it was hard not to get a
glare on the photos, I think I did good.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

12th Finish of the year


My First Gray Hare. I had seen this
pattern on another blog and knew I just had
to do this piece. I have never seen a gray
hair but I do update the roots every couple of
months myself. I am a blonde, but the older you
get the darker the roots get. I am sure one day
I will have my first gray hair moment. I have
heard a lot of stories of the first Gray Hair.
Do you have a gray hair story??
This is the 12th finish of the year. I am
working on a larger piece for my baby who
will be 16 on June 23. This piece is a challenge
but should be done soon and I will post a picture.
Thank you everyone who visits and leaves a comment
on my blog, it truly makes my day.

Winner of free gift

Virpi of Finland sent me this beautiful
gift. This cute little bag is hanging
from my bedroom door. I just adore it.
Virpi this piece will be treasured.
Thank you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A giveaway from Edgar

Edgar is having a giveaway on his blog click here to join the fun

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NYC Trip


I took a vacation day today and went into
New York City - I love my city.
My daughter Amanda and I took the train
into together because she goes to FIT in NYC.
MY first stop was to Bar America - Bobby Flays
restaurant on W 52nd street. I had a seafood
sampler trio. Lobster and Avocado salad, Shrimp
Cocktail with a delicious sauce not your typical
cocktail sauce, and Crab and mango salad. The
portion was big and I was stuffed. Next I headed
down to the City Quilter and pick up some beautiful
fabrics(pictured above) and then went to 39th street
for some trimmings. The satin ribbon is so pretty.
After my daughter got out of school went headed down
to chelsea market and had some dinner. It was a
perfect day in the Big apple the weather was fantastic.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

FOOD INC

I watched food Inc last night. I feel sick - I won't be eating meat for a long time.
It is a very educational movie - you would be surprised.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Small finish Purple flowers.

TGOS challenge.#5
The flowers were done in Weeks Dye work
Grape Ice and Ivy. In the middle are purple
swarovski crystals - put into a small frame.
Not the best picture because it is framed
with glass, - its hard not to get the glare.
I entered the challenge just to see the different
ideas that people have. This will be a small
gift for someone. 11th finish of the year.