Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Look what I found.....

I'm working on some cute sock rattles and I needed 2 jingle bells (that I'm sure I have somewhere) so I ventured out into the garage to look through some of my crafting supplies. I opened this tin and found all my old embroidery floss along with these three embroideries that I did when I was probably 10 years old. My favorite Aunt & Uncle in Germany have 3 children, Maika, Norma and Sonny (Jr.). I was stitching these for her as a gift and for what ever reason, I never finished the last one. A few years ago my cousin Sonny was killed in a terrible car accident at the age of 39. He was survived by 2 teenage children and for all of us the void is still so painful. He was one of those people who always made you laugh and had such a fun personality. I find myself sitting here in tears at the thought that he's really gone. Having found these, I really want to complete the 3rd one and make them into a small quilt for my aunt. Sonny died shortly after Christmas and this is always a really hard time for them. I'm hoping that this gift will warm her heart and not cause her more pain.
 Does anyone have any insight?

Also in the box was this handmade kitty that I did about 15 years ago. I sewed her, painted her, sanded her and then painted the face. I'm going to list her in my shop and see if anyone is interested :)


  1. how fun!!
    There is nothing you can do about the pain.But it would be a lovely gift for her.

  2. Karen you are so thoughtful :-)! You know that I am clueless for ideas for you, but I know whatever you decide to make will be unique, gorgeous and a total blessing to your family in Germany :-)!

  3. The embroidery is darling and I'm sure it would be a treasured piece for you to make and your aunt to receive. I'm so sorry for your loss. Lost my beloved sister in law in a car accident 2 years ago, so I understand somewhat. We will always miss them.