Wednesday, December 19, 2007

LOTS to share today.....

Wow, just 5 days until Christmas Eve, hard to believe. Where has the year gone so quickly? I have actually been stitching! Woohoo! I finished up a RR piece after I had a quick lunch (actually, more of a snack since it was already 2 p.m.). I don't have a pic of it yet, but I'll post one soon.


First I want to share the F&S piece I sent to Vonna (she got it today).... it's Shepherd's Bush Fa La La & I just love this little guy. I think Vonna will as well. He just begged to go & live with her so I had to stitch him up & sent him to her. That's okay, his cousin is going to live with me when I get him stitched! ;-)

Below is a pic of a LOVELY ornament I recevied from Ruth today! She also sent me some other goodies that are wrapped & I'm supposed to wait & open them on Christmas. Want to bet they don't last that long? ;-) Isn't my new ornie beautiful! Thank you Ruthie!

Next, here a pic of my Christmas Tree this year. I know you can't see the ornies close up, we may have to take another pic. :-) I LOVE my ornaments.... I'm an avid collector and I treasure them all! There is also a pic of a few on a stand & also a pic of Ray & I in front of the tree. Don't let that scare you away though! ;-) I have an ornament tree with all stitched ornies on my table as well. I'll try & get a pic of that before Christmas.


And last but certainly not least, this is something extremely special that Ray made for me that I have to share. When I was much younger, my grandma told me that when she was gone, she wanted me to have her cedar chest that her dad had built for when she was very young. I'm the oldest granddaughter & my great-grandpa lived until I was 19, so I remember him very well. When my dad brought the cedar chest to me a couple of years ago after my grandma passed, it was in pretty bad shape. The top was in several pieces & we needed a cedar board for Ray to be able fix it. It wasn't very "pretty" either. Well, after the house was finished and we put it in the house, it really didn't "fit" anywhere (and it was pretty ugly). We decided instead of using the chest, that Ray would find a way to use the wood. Ray built this beautiful quilt chest for me and lined it with the cedar from my grandma's cedar chest. He didn't want me to see it until it was finished, and he surprised me with the label he put inside of it. I will cherish it always & someday it will be passed down to our darling niece. I hope it will mean as much to her as it does to me.



Thanks for looking & have a great day! I have more pics to share soon, so don't forget to visit!

18 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

I'll bet Vonna is thrilled with F&S piece. He is so cute. Great piece.

Vonna said...

I LOVE him and am already trying to figure out what I'm going to do with him...ornament or pinkeep?!
:)
Thank you so much...I am thrilled to bits with him!
:)

Vonna said...

Well oops! That quilt chest is just spectacular and the label...well my husband would not have been eloquent enough to come up with something like that! What a lovely testament to the past and future!
Congrats ;0)

Kendra said...

What a beautiful chest and a neat way to carry on your grandmother's cedar chest! The label idea was a good one, so future generations will know the significance of it.

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Amy, that is a wonderful way to honour your grandmother's memory! It's going to be treasured for years to come! Ray did a marvelous job!

Merry Christmas!

La Brodeuse brode said...

This little sheep is just too cute.
The chest your husband made is simply gorgeous. What a magnificent gift.
I love the label...I hope this chest will make many ladies happy, years after years.

La Brodeuse brode said...

Merry Christmas

Sweet Pea said...

That is a beautiful tree, but your husband's craftsmanship and his sentimental message are absolutely incredible. What a wonderful way to honor your family's treasure!

tuula said...

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Stitching Year 2008!

Sylvie said...

Your sheep is adorable.
What a beautiful Christmas tree you have!

Michele said...

great F&S squares! The little guy is sooo cute :)

I love your tree and the picture of you and Ray is great! miss you lots!

Terry said...

The squares are really cute, I love them. The ornament you received is darling and the quilt chest is absolutely gorgeous. Ray did a fantastic job!

Michelle said...

The quilt chest is amazing! What a treasure! Your tree is beautiful as well - thanks for sharing. Cute photo of the two of you!

Sharon said...

Your ornaments, Christmas tree and square are beautiful! I however love the cedar chest and the story behind it. Merry Christmas!

tkdchick said...

Awww that Cedar chest is just fantastic and truly a gift to treasure! What a sweetie!

Your F&S for Vonna looks just lovely as does your tree!

Katrina said...

What a gorgeous gift and so sentimental, love it. Your DH is a sweetie! Love the ornaments and tree too.

monique said...

wow... what an awesome gift from your DH!

Susimac said...

What a truely lovely chest and I love the plaque the words are so eloquent.