Friday, March 21, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday for March 21



For Sew Crafty Friday today, I thought I would share something I made several years ago. This unusual cross-stitch was made for my daughter in remembrance of her dear friend Emily. Emily died not long after their high school graduation. I saw this design in a stitchery catalog and longed to make it for my daughter, but the kit was beyond my means. The saying reads, "They thought we were sisters... but we were closer." I loved the colors and the scene itself. To me, the buildings in the distance look like a university, perhaps. The two girls met and became friends while at boarding school, so it just seemed to fit. One day I joined a craft book club, the type where you can choose several books for $1 or so each. One of the books I chose featured on its cover the very design I had wanted to stitch for my daughter! Needless to say, I was elated to find the design so inexpensively. I stitched it on Aida cloth rather than linen (otherwise I'd probably still be working on it) to save even more money.


My husband made the frame, as the design was an unusual size. I told him how I wanted the frame to look and he produced it for me. Then I painted it with metallic gold paint to get the look I wanted. This photo shows the completed stitchery hanging in our daughter's first home in SC.

If you have managed to accomplish or even start any crafting this week, then head on over to Waiting for Him and share your projects. Shereen and others will be eager to see what you have to share.

Happy Crafting!

8 comments:

  1. That is beautiful. I am sure your daughter appreciated this special gift. And how wonderful that you were able to save money making it.

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  2. Oh that is just beautiful! What wonderful workmanship.

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  3. Mrs. Tea, that is just beautiful, I am sure that your daughter just loved it..
    I haven't been working that much on crafts lately...
    Blessings, Joann

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  4. Thanks, ladies, for the sweet comments. Joann, where have you been? I have missed you!

    Thanks to all of you for stopping by!

    God bless,
    Mrs.T

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  5. I'm glad I came back to check on Shereen's blog, because I found some SCFs I missed! Your needlework is gorgeous! And wow, your husband did a great job with the custom-made frame!

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  6. Ginny7:52 PM

    How lovely. I'm sure your daughter treasures it along with the memories of her friend. You are a very thoughtful mom and she has a great dad to make this beautiful keepsake for her.

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  7. I'm glad you came back too, mom2fur! Thanks for your sweet comments and for stopping by my kitchen table! It's always nice to see you here.

    God bless,
    Mrs.T

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  8. Mrs.T. I love this one. But how sad. Did you draw it yourself from the picture?
    nancy

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