Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas is Getting Closer!


This was my story and picture that was in the Deare Ladyes of Threade newsletter this month. I was thrilled that Lori liked it enough to share with everyone else!

"A friend of mine told me (in passing) about a needlework piece she had acquired years ago. I was genuinely interested in knowing some more about it and she informed me that she intended to toss it out. She never liked it very much and it just didn't mesh with her decor. I told her to send it to me instead. I would be glad to give it a good home and show it off as I was sure it deserved.

When I look at it, I wonder about the person who made it. How old was she? Was she married? Where did she live? There is a connection among women who work with fibers (such as needleworking and quilting) that is as strong as the fibers they work with. Our work tells a story written with needles and threads instead of pen and ink to pass on and live through the years. A story of our lives, our loves, our passions. I am proud to be connected to these women from the past and the present. May our stories from the needles we use inspire someone in the future to join our ranks...."

After my soapbox rant yesterday about framing costs, I decided to make a few phone calls. I found a woman not far from me who seems to have very, very reasonable prices! She just may be my new framer! I am still going to try my hand at framing since I bought all the supplies but I am sure I will start taking some things to this new framer after the first of the year!

In keeping with my no obligation stitching rule for 2009, I have decided on several different types of PIF's for the New Year (which I will announce shortly after Christmas) and I will still have my occasional give a ways. I like the feeling of giving back to a community that has given me so much and with the economy how it is right now, it makes it even nicer to know I could help in a small way. Afterall, who says I can't start my own PIF? LOL! Keep checking back so you don't miss these!

Remember to check back often for my special birthday give a way that will be coming up very, very soon! *double wink*

The Legend of the Mouse

Long ago there lived a mouse in the forest. The mouse was very clever and was able to hide from a sly fox that was always trying to catch him. One day the fox was very close and the mouse knew he could not run away so he decided to hide in a Douglas-Fir cone. Unfortunately, the cone was too small. That is why - even today – you can still see the hind legs and the tail of the mouse sticking out from the Douglas-Fir cone!

*I would love to find some white chocolate candy in my stocking* (I didn't say I needed it though! LOL)

Thank you for stopping by to see me during this busy holiday season! I hope you come back again real soon!

3 comments:

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

Oh Sherry! That is gorgeous; I am in love with that little sampler. If you ever want someone to reproduce it, please ask me :o) hint, hint. So pretty!

Tanya

The Scarlett house said...

Hi Sherry, that little sampler couldn't have found a better home. I agree with you about the bond between those of us who are passionate about needlework. I also have the same curiousity about the people who owned antiques and other old things before they became mine. I always wonder what their story was.
As for framing, I'd encourage you to try doing it yourself. I do my own, and it just takes a desire and practice.

Fran├žoise said...

so lovely!!!
fran├žoise