Friday, February 29, 2008

Show & Tell Friday for February 29

For Show & Tell today, here are a few more items from my walls. These are on the wall at different places in our upstairs hallway.

This nifty old (stamped) cross-stitch of a little red schoolhouse was made by one of my great-aunts. We found it among her things and I decided to bring it home and give it a good home.

This plate was a gift from my sister many years ago. It is a painting of Bass Harbor Head Light in Maine. We had gone camping there together once and stayed at a campground within walking distance of this lighthouse. One evening we walked down there and were surprised to meet a deer in the misty evening light. My sister is in heaven now, so the plate is a lovely reminder of her and good times spent together.

And this crewel stitchery is one that I made for my grandmother many years ago. It was returned to me when she passed on. It depicts a little Hummel girl. My grandmother had a lovely collection of Hummel figurines, and I made this to complement them. It was a fun project to do. The little girl's face, arms and legs are not stitched but are made from peach-colored felt and the details embroidered on top of the felt.

And that's my Show & Tell for today!
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  1. I especially like the Hummel stitchery. I have some small pieces I did for my Grandmother that I received back again when she passed away.

  2. These are so very beatiful. And isn't it wonderful to hang things on the wall that have such a great story behind them? A conversation pieces, beautiful artwork and antiques all in one!!

    Mrs. U

  3. I like the Hummel a lot! I received a small Hummel from some friends of my grandparents when I was almost 2 years old and and my Mom & I were viiting them in Germany.

    I got bounced today, somehow I didn't quite fit into the guidelines. That's okay, my post stands as is.

  4. Beautiful and Old Fashioned, just like our Mrs.T.

  5. That school house stamped cross stitch is so great! What a nice thing to have from your great aunt. Oh, it's neat!

  6. The school house pic is DEE-vine! Love it. Thanks for sharing - Jen

  7. Love the schoolhouse cross-stitch.
    A true family treasure…


  8. What wonderful artwork on your walls, along with such lovely memories!


  9. Anonymous12:10 AM

    I love the stitched pieces especially!

  10. I love the family history
    with the schoolhouse picture
    and the plates coastline colors!


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