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Monday, January 16, 2017

Another Small Finish



Stitch Lines. That's the title of my blog.. You're likely thinking "there hasn't been much stitching shown  lately..." and you'd be right! But I'll remedy that today. And I am just finishing up another miniature quilt so you'll see that soon too.

To continue "wrapping up" Christmas 2016, here is a small finish, a cross stitch birth sampler I did for Noah's room. I should have had it done to give to them when they visited in October  but it just didn't happen. It now hangs on his wall.   :)
I purchased a cross stitch pattern, Snips and Snails by Sue Hillis Designs but just took a few elements from it (the boat and the lettering) and designed my own piece.










Because Laura did his nursery (which you can get a peek at in this post) in blues and teals, I chose similar colours for the waves and the lettering. Then I moved to primary colours for the boats, the reason being that I will be doing

another quilt and this is the backing fabric. (Those of you who did the 2015 Row by Row quilting challenge will recognize it...) The quilt blocks will be sailboats.. gotta continue the "Maritime roots" theme!! The design is still perking in my head. I won't have a complete pattern, but will make it up as I go along. Stay tuned.

Noah's middle name Osmond is after my father. How I wish he were here to get to know his great grandson. He would be so very proud of this little guy! I never dreamed that Laura would choose her grandfather's name and it warmed my heart and I'll admit, it brought a tear or two. Laura is so much like her grandfather in many ways, but because she was only two when he died, she does not remember him. So this is special.... very special.

Peace,
Linda

Family. A link to the past, a bridge to our future.

12 comments:

Coastal Ripples said...

Beautiful. I have three samplers for each of my sons. Something to treasure. B x

kath001 said...

I love it! I'm in the mood to cross-stitch.

How did I miss your last few posts? Such cute photos of those adorable grandchildren. Bet you thoroughly loved having them!

Jennifer said...

Linda, that's a lovely birth sampler! I like the fabric too, it will make a great quilt for a little feller.

Kaisievic said...

Oooh, this is such a lovely sampler for your grandson and so special that he carries your father's name, too. Can't wait to see the quilt when it is done.

quilton said...

It is beautiful Linda. I do believe young Noah lives in my new hometown and those sailboats are appropriate for here too.

Vee said...

That is very nice and I like the way you customized it for Noah's room.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little sailboats are so pretty in the stitching and the fabric too. And how special about his name. We sure miss our loved ones and it's nice to know that are remembered. Hugs, Diane

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello dearest Linda, the small sailboats are lovely! The cross stitch birth sampler is really pretty and cheerful and it will be a treasure to cherish for Noah too when he will be bigger.
Loved your previous post too. Claire is my favourite girl in the blog world. :)
Wishing you all a happy 2017! ♥

Jeanna said...

Beautiful stitchery. How special that Noah is named after your father. Reading this put a knot in my throat.

Can't wait to see your new miniature quilt.

Country Gal said...

That is cute , nice job . Thanks for sharing Have a good week !

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh so special indeed. The stitchery is sweet and I know the quilt will be too. Made with love.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful stitchery! I love the colors and theme for Noah's room. Very cute name. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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