Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry Christmas Dear Friends!

Wishing all of you the Peace, Joy and Love that this beautiful season brings today and everyday~

This is a Lizzie Kate pattern that I stitched using Threadworks 1085 and blending filament. I added a few beads on the top and bottom borders along with a brass heart charm. I finished it into this pillow originally intended as a Christmas gift for my Mom.

As some of you know, Mom fell a week before Thanksgiving and broke her wrist in three places. Needless to say, it has been a long, at times frustrating and depressing time for an otherwise independent, vibrant woman. Her cast is scheduled to be removed January 5 and we pray that she will have a full recovery.  This "early" treat brightened her day and in a small way, let her know that I'm thinking about her (in between our visits) as I live 2 hours away.
I can always be assured that she truly appreciates the time spent stitching and finishing her "keepsakes." 

I think the gratitude, appreciation and happiness that our stitching brings to others makes it all so worthwhile...whatever the occasion may be.

I'm off to get our Christmas dinner ready and am looking forward to enjoying the day with my husband and 4 children.
Maybe tonight I will be able to pick up my stitching after a long 5 week hiatus...I have a few WIP begging to be finished!
I have new stitching goals in mind for 2011.  Some may be similar to yours :)
I'm blessed to have made many new friends since I started this blog in July. Thank you all for your kind comments, fun emails and inspiring stitching.

I hope your day is filled with love, laughter, joy.....and lots of hugs and stitches :)



  1. Merry Christmas! That pillow is just gorgeous - you couldn't have found a more perfect fabric to finish it with, it looks as if the fabric was made to go with it. I know your mom just loved it. Enjoy the time with your family.

  2. Your pillow is lovely, Mary and the sentiment is perfect for this time of year. I do hope your mom's wrist is healing as it should and that she'll be able to visit you very soon. In the meantime, she at least has this little stitched beauty to remind her of you :)

    Hope the snow isn't too bad over your way!

  3. Hello Mary,
    What a perfect little picker upper for Mom as I am sure she too is looking forward to the removal of her cast. Hope you will let us know how things turned out for her.
    Hope you had beautiful Christmas with your family.

  4. Your finish is so pretty. I hope your Mom gets her cast off next week.

    Happy New Year!

  5. A beautiful pillow for Mum, i hope she is healing well

    Happy New Year to you and your family

  6. Happy New Year!!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*

  7. Your finish is just beautiful, Mary.

    I hope your mom is healing well, prayers and good thoughts being sent her way for a complete recovery.

    Happy New Year!
    Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
    Hugs, Sandy


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