Friday, January 12, 2018

Pennies from Heaven ~ Volume 19b


"Christmas Pears"
by Lola Designs 2

More wonderful finishes by Mom!
I love the combination of colors on this one.


And, of course, Mom's stitches are perfect!


Such a timeless design.


"Snow Buddies"

Mom used her own wools and I love the ones that she chose.


I love all the details on this design.


"Plaid Tongue Rug"
design and kit by Cee Rafuse


Couldn't you just look at this rug all day?! 
So many wonderful wool plaids!


Mom worked on blanket stitching the individual tongues a lot while she was undergoing treatment.
A piece that she could be productive on when she didn't have the stamina
 to focus on something more involved.


A truly amazing piece!

Mom had one more finish that deserves a post all of its own ;)

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep a clear head, and set your hope completely on the grace to be given you when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed. As obedient children, do not be shaped by the desires that used to influence you when you were ignorant. Instead, be holy in every aspect of your life, just as the one who called you is holy. For it is written, “You must be holy, because I am holy.”
~1 Peter 1:13-16

Blessings, Patti

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pennies from Heaven ~ Volume 19a


Early in December Mom and I did another stitch along.
This time we made
Rebekah L. Smith's "Merry Mittens"


This is Mom's beautiful work.
She used wool that she had on hand. I love her red plaid.


This is my finish.
I used a wool kit by Ewe and Eye Woolens and Such 
that I purchased on my trip to Osage, Iowa this past fall.


It is such fun to see how subtle changes make them look so different!


And it is fun to work on them together, even if long distance.
I love checking in and seeing where we each are...


And here are Mom's on display.
I think this is such a great display in her front entryway!

Mom had a lot more finishes to share.
I'll post those soon!

Though you have not seen him, you love him. And even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
~1 Peter 1:8-9

Blessings, Patti

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A few final finishes of 2017


Thanks to my good friend Jan, I have two more finishes to share!
Jan framed this piece for me!!! I am so thrilled!
This was truly a work of heart - it took 18 months on and off 
and has many memories stitched into it along with prayers.

I'm sorry to say that it is not yet hanging on my wall. It measures almost 2 feet by 3 feet and I haven't found just the right spot for it yet...


I love the frame! It is made by Yellow Creek Quilt Designs, who also designed and kitted the quilt. It is made of old barn wood and I love the age and history of the wood! 


"Stone Flower Sewing Pocket"
by Stacy Nash for Country Sampler's Girls Club

Jan also finished this beautiful piece for me!
It was definitely beyond my hand stitching skills. 
Thank you ever so much Jan for your beautiful finishing!


I love the subtle colors of this piece.
Of course the dogs morphed into dachshunds as they tend to do on my stitches :)

I have lots of finishes of my Mom's to share too. 
I think I will break them up into some shorter posts, too.

You greatly rejoice in this, even though you have to suffer various kinds of trials for a little while, so that your genuine faith, which is more valuable than gold that perishes when tested by fire, may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed.
~1 Peter 1:6-7

Blessings, Patti

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!


Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.
My prayer is for a year of healing for one and all!

Time flies by without posting, so I thought it would be better to have quick and short posts rather than none at all. I wanted to post these final 2017 finishes on New Year's Eve, but here they are now...


"Sprig of Holly"
by Pineberry Lane


"Christmas Fruit Basket"
by Threadwork Primitives

I actually stitched this Christmas 2016, but finally "finished" it at the end of 2017.

 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
~Matthew 11:28

Blessings, Patti