Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Here’s A Sampler

stitching

Years ago, when counted cross stitching was the thing to do, I worked on this sampler to commemorate my marriage and family.  Long before green was the in thing, I selected this beautiful sage green for the matte to frame my handiwork.  For about the past 18 years, this has hung in my bedroom in a place of honor.  I still rather love it to this day. 

Part of me hopes that long after I am gone, one of my children will love it as well. 

10 comments:

jojo said...

Oh Deb,
that is beautiful. And green has always been my favorite whether it is 'in' or not!!..;p

Grandma J said...

I love cross stitching. That is a beautiful family piece.

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Counted cross stitch was my favorite hobby for years. I gave away more than I kept. This is a lovely keepsake that your children are sure to cherish in the years to come.

asthmagirl said...

I wouldn't have a clue what colors were in or not... but I can tell that's a beautiful piece! Nicely done!

imom said...

I love it!! I'm sure it will be treasured over the years!

I haven't counted cross stitched in years!

Erika said...

I have always loved it!

Daryl said...

Lovely ...

Country Girl said...

I've done cross stitching in the past and appreciate the amount of work that went into this. I have a smaller sampler that I've hung in my house. Every time I look at it, it brings back a memory of better times.

Mental P Mama said...

I love this...and green is my favorite color;)

Jeannelle said...

Oh, yes, I recall when counted-cross stitch was in! I subscribed to XStitch magazine for several years and they are stuffed away in a closet. Your sampler is lovely!