Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday Snapshot....

 
 
 

I did this in July of 1995!  After stitching it, I coffee stained it - to make it look more primitive - added a little key from my "old key" collection. When my Mom came for a visit, she asked if it was hers to take home. I was like - well, it is hanging on my wall, so I think it is mine - LOL!  After they left to go back to Ohio, I immediately started stitching another one for her. I did hers on a better piece of linen - called antique white. And then gently stained it....  It is still hanging on her wall to this day - connecting us by "heart" - 500 miles away....
 

9 comments:

Lumiruusu said...

What a sweet story.The little sampler is very pretty and the coffee dying gives it an antique look ! I think i just found your blog via Words and blooms ! My name is maija and I like in Finland here in the northest Scndinavia..

Sandra Nachlinger said...

What a lovely treasure for your mom. I'm sure she thinks of you every time she sees it.
My Saturday Snapshot post is HERE.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Beautiful!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

precious

Lorita said...

I am so glad you ended up making one for your mother, too. You had to know this was a gift she would treasure since she wanted to take yours home with her. I also like the extra touch with the key. "Antiquing" is sometimes necessary for certain pieces. Great job!

Robin said...

What a lovely little sampler you created back then! Enjoy your day!

Robin in Virginia

Louise said...

What a lovely story, nice memories for you both.

gautami tripathy said...

Such creativity and beautiful memories..

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Susan in SC said...

What a sweet story!! Lovely!