Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Three - 3 Pictures I love

This is a picture I made for my mom years ago. She hung it up and said it helped her remember God's help when trials came her way. Now I look at it when I'm stressed and remember also.
This picture is called "Heaven's Blessings" and I had it hanging in my room when I was a young girl. I don't know where I got it from, but I reframed it, and now have it hanging in our room again.

This is especially loved. My Mom made it for me after she had problems with her eye after a car accident and could only do large cross-stich projects. I've had it up ever since she made it for me.

12 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

Love those. You should also mention that the first one was made by you! Where is the baby picture now?

Ruthie said...

The baby picture is hanging in our bedroom...next to our dresser. I always liked it, I always thought it looked kinda like me when I was little (with the blond curly hair like I used to have.)

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

These are beautiful pictures. I can see why you love them. I have some things my mother made and it makes them especially wonderful when you know your mother did that. That's the first time I have ever seen that baby picture. So sweet. Both my daughter and granddaughter had curly ringlets when they were little. They both still have curly hair, but the length weighs it down and makes it less curly. Why do we always want what we don't have? I have flat, almost straight hair and I would love curls. Go figure.

Megan DiMaria said...

Lovely, Ruthie.

I'm sorry to hear about your knee problems.

A prisoner of hope,
Megan

Monday through Sunday said...

I see why you love them!

Robin said...

How sweet!

Oh how cool that you made the first picture!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Precious artwork Ruthie. I love them all, the first one you made for your Mother is a constant reminder isn't it? I clicked on it to see if I could tell how you made it, was it water colors by chance? Your Mother's cross stitch is amazing, I'm sure it was difficult to struggle with her vision. Thank you for sharing.

Have a wonderful Friday!
Kathi :)

Ruthie said...

Kathi, It was sweatshirt paint done on felt-like cloth.
It probably need some sort of matting to spruce it up a bit - but it's not a normal size.

Shelia said...

Morning Ruthie! I just love your sweet pieces your showcasing this morning. How special to have the two hand made ones and the sweet little baby picture you've kept all these years. Why Ruthie, I think you're sentimental and romantic! So am I.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Natalie said...

Cross-stitching gifts really show a person how much you care about them. After all the time and detail put into a project, it's a wonder that people "give" them away. What makes your pictures most special is that it was handmade with love from your mom. What a treasure!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

I really like all three, Ruthie! But if I had to pick one, it would be the last one with the rose! I really like that ---- and even have one similar myself! But the first one has such a great message! Cora

BP said...

I loved them all, the top one is my favorite.