Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pennies from Heaven ~ Volume 13

I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued prayers and support!
They have meant so much to me and my family.
Dad is now home and in hospice care.
My sister and I are splitting / alternating our time between visits with Mom & Dad
and time at work / home.
Thank goodness that there are two of us :)

It's been so long since I've had a post to share some needle love... so here it is:

Over the summer, Mom and I decided to have a stitch along using Maggie Bonanomi's "Homestead Bouquet" and wool by Blackberry Primitives.

It was so fun to see how we both could use the same design and yet each became uniquely our own.

This is Mom's - her work is always perfect! Perfectly placed, perfectly stitched and perfectly squared and finished. :)

You can see the details here.

I love her stem stitching on the round flowers - wish I would have thought of that ;)

I decided I wanted mine to have a more summery look, so I swapped the oak leaves and acorns for strawberries.

On the flower petals I used pinking shears on the ends to be reminiscent of the coreopsis blooming in my garden while stitching this piece.  

We had so much fun doing this piece together (albeit long distance), that we decided to do another stitch along... Unfortunately life has gotten in the way and we will put it aside for another day.

 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust."
~Psalm 91:1-2

Thank you Kathy F. for the passage!

Blessings, Patti


Mugwump Woolies said...

Sending prayers up for you and yours. Keep is surely a form of prayer when we are in need of comfort.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

so pretty ~ loving both of your finishes....thoughts of peace for you all going up!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Patti,
Continuing prayers for all of you, my friend! Yes, stitching can certainly be the perfect time to pray as you stitch and brings such comfort and peace! Two songs that have come to mind that I wanted to share with you are SHOULDERS, by For King and Country, and I AM NOT ALONE, by Kari Jobe, both available to listen to if you get the chance! They have both been such a blessing to me and hope they can be to you as well!!
May God be your Strength!
Heart Hugs~
P.S. Beautiful work by you and your mom!!!

bayrayschild said...

Thinking of you dear Patti and sending prayers and hugs to you and your family.

The finishes are beautiful!


Rugs and Pugs said...

Both of them re beautiful! I do love how you pinked the flowers and leaves.
Continuing prayers for your family.
Hugs :)

Ariane said...

Both of your blocks are beautifully made!!! I have you in my prayers.

WoolenSails said...

I am glad your dad could come home and that you are sharing in the care, family support is everything.
Love both of the pieces and you both do beautiful work.


thearttramp said...

Much love and continued prayers for you and yours my dear friend!!!! By the way, I LOVE the strawberry with stem and me, just that alone would be an amazing and glorious work of art to frame!!!

Lillian Carol said...

Continued prayers for your sweet father and for you and your family. Love seeing the beautiful work of your mother's hands.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Special sweet memories with the stitch along with you and your Mother. Continued prayers for you and your family

Marilyn said...

You are all still in my thoughts.
Both of your projects are beautiful.
What fun to do a SAL with your Mom.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful pieces.
Best to you and your family during this very hard time.

Marcia said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Hospice is a difficult choice, one I myself know well.
Your stitching is just beautiful and sharing even long distance will be a wonderful memory for you to carry.
Be well and trust in our Father.

Darlene said...

Two different personalities. Both pieces are beautiful.

laceystitcher said...

I have missed your posts, but I have certainly understood why you were absent. I continue to pray for God's Grace and Peace for you and your family; He is always there. What a fun SAL you and your mom did - I love them both! Sending hugs your way.............

Mary A said...

May for father find peace in Our Lord and may you and your family find comfort in His love. What a wonderful thing that you and your mom share! Both of the projects are gorgeous! You are in my prayers.

Summer said...

Sending my prayers♥ Love your crafting ♥

Doreen Frost said...

Sending prayers for your father. The needlework you do is simply beautiful.

hugs, doreen

Claire said...

These are just beautiful pieces. I love what you have done with Maggie's pattern. So fun to have your mom working along on the same piece. Love them both! My thoughts are with you and your family.