Tuesday, 26 October 2010

tuesday treasures

Haven't joined in for a little while... but after having an internet chat with Fiona at bubz rugz, we were discussing making things for Grandchildren. I don't have any yet but I will  hope that I am still able to make crafty goodies for them when they do arrive!
My mum made cross stitch birth samplers for all 13 grandchildren. My boys' had an animal theme as animal have always been my passion, my brothers children all got cross stitch pictures by Bessie Pease Gutmann, and my sister's children got samplers with a 'toy' theme. Mum only had to make 3 for my boys but my brother and sister were a little more prolific with 5 a piece.
They are just beautiful works and ours hang in our lounge room as they are too special to put away.
They also help DH remember the birth dates of the boys, details he never seems to remember.
(Sorry about the photo quality but they are so hard to photograph through the glass.)
Have a lovely tuesday...
Marina


8 comments:

Melody said...

What a great job she did. These are beautiful.

Narelle said...

Oh Marina! ... these are stunning! They make such a beautiful keepsake.
I did a similar thing for my children and a couple of good friends' children, but no where near as much detail as these.

clare's craftroom said...

What an amazing amount of work . Your mum must be a treasure too !
Thanks so much for showing us and playing along Marina.

Mistea said...

Treasures for sure. Lovely even through the glass.

mandapanda said...

Just gorgeous! How wonderful to have such sweet reminders of wonderful memories!!

Serenata said...

Lovely embroideries and so very special. My mum did one for me (when I was an adult!) and it hangs in our bedroom. She also did a lovely one for our wedding, but sadly didn't do any for the boys.

fairchildstreet said...

Very special. I love Monty, Coffee and Maisie. Charmaine

BubzRugz said...

Those are so lovely Marina - outstanding work .... I am just wondering how hard it will be to keep that tradition!!!
So glad you showed us...
Hugz