Thursday, November 1, 2012

Throwback Thursday....

My older brother celebrated a 
special birthday this week.
He turned the big 50!

I have always loved this picture of us 
three since it was such a happy day.
Who isn't excited to see Santa in July?????

Anyone else been to Santaland in North Carolina?

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At the PALS retreat, a few mentioned how 
much they enjoyed these blog posts.   
(at least I hope they do...)
It has been awhile and little did I realize my 
brother's house would provide some new material.
While helping my SIL clean up 
after the party, I spotted this hanging on 
the wall and the picture fest began.

For The Love Cross Stitch
Stitched on 14ct white aida w/ DMC

I had completely forgotten about stitching this 
but I am sure it had to be for a birthday 
or Christmas.Although I don't know the 
name I am certain it was in a 90's issue 
of For The Love of Cross Stitch.
I think it just so that little puppy.

While I was snapping pics, my SIL obliged 
and collected some more stitched gifts 
from years gone by.

Stitched on good old 14ct aida w/ DMC

This one I did sign and date, which was unusual 
for me to do.  I do remember I gave it to 
them soon after they got married and moved 
in their new house. Can't get much more 
country than this but I still like it.

Ever forgot you stitched something?

Frankie Buckley "Collection of Things Country"
Stitched on 14ct aida w/ DMC

 I do know I stitched them but can't remember 
for the life of me when.  It had to be in the 90's 
due to lovely rust/blue mats, when country was 
still the rage.  Who hadn't stitched these or 
something similar???
Think I need to rethink those mats.

And lastly, for my niece....

I found this prayer and charted it for my niece's 
birth. I loved the sentiment of the prayer and 
hope I have lived up to my end of the bargain.

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Thanks for going on this trip down memory lane.
Looking at these make me smile that I was able to 
share my favorite craft with my brother and his
family and that they do appreciate them.

I do send up prayers for those that endured the 
storm and are now dealing with the aftermath.   
I hope the recovery will be quick.

Hope you can enjoy your weekend 
and happy stitching.....