I stitched mine in honor of my maternal grandmother Antonia. She was a very special woman, who in spite of her limited education, was an amazing seamstress. My grandmother could crochet, do embroidery work, and sew (both my machine and hand). I was the lucky recipient of many beautiful dresses made by her including a gorgeous white empire dress I wore for my 8th grade graduation. I lost my grandmother to pancreatic cancer when she was only 55 years old but she made a strong impact on me.
I chose red, white, and blue (DMC 321, 823, and 3865) in honor of the flag of her birthplace, the island of Puerto Rico. I plan to finish this piece and give it to my mother for Mother's Day.
Melissa P, my partner in the Fair & Square exchange received the squares I stitched for her so I can now share them with you. The design is Spring Rain by Tanya aka The Sampler Girl.
Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in 40 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Last year more than 38,000 cyclists raised nearly $16 million to support the mission of the ADA.
My hubby will be cycling in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure on June 14, 2009 in Palo Alto, CA. If you'd like to support him in his effort to help set the pace in the fight against diabetes, then follow this link to his page.
I haven't been able to post or keep up to date this week with messages since I've been down with acute bronchitis since Friday. I've mostly spent the week in bed just sleeping and watching (well more like listening) to endless TV shows. I must be improving since I'm getting a little antsy and have a desire to get back to my stitching. Heck even the idea of going to work sounds appealing! Must be the drugs talking. : )
Anyway I did received these pretty squares from my partner in the Fair & Square exchange. Thanks Melissa P. I love them!
Thank you so much Lynda for giving me this wonderful award. This award is accompanied by the following words:
"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time, and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."
Now to pass it on to eight friends who I hope will accept the award:
I started Little House Neighborhood by Little House Needleworks back in September of 2008 and put the final stitches into it last night. Six months seemed like a long time for a project but I had this one in rotation with a few others so it's a wonderful feeling to have it done and I love how it turned out. I made a few changes with the floss and eliminated the phrase at the bottom and added our surname to make it a bit more personal.
I stitched it on 25 ct mint lugana over two and here are the floss changes I made: