Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Handmade With Love

We are in the very slow process of cleaning out my mother-in-laws home. All the time we spend selecting and arranging things in our home for our pleasure and then one day we are no more and our home is dismantled and our things are dispersed and it is sad. But this is not meant to be a sad post. This is a post giving honor to my wonderful mother-in-law, Denise.

My dear MIL devoted her life to her family. She loved her home and took great care and pride in everything in her home. She did not work outside of the home, but worked so diligently inside to make it a haven for all who entered. There were many things Denise loved to do, but needlepoint was one of her favorites. She had many pieces she worked on so lovingly and I want to periodically share some of Denise's special things with my blogging friends.

This piece below hung over Denise's television in her living room. I am going to hang it in my office at work. It will give me peace and comfort knowing that something that was so special to Denise, something she spent many hours working on will share my workday space with me. Isn't it beautiful?
Can you imagine the time spent working each stitch? I love it and I will so enjoy looking at it as I go about my day. I spend eight hours of every day at work. It's nice to have special memories from home cozy it up a little bit.


Glenda said...

Wow, that is just beautiful. I love things handmade.


KeKe said...

Thats a great piece of needlework.
I'm sorry to hear about your MIL's passing...I know it must be hard time for everyone.

Take care


Sherri said...

Wow Joyce that is alot of work in that piece of needlework! I'm sure she would be happy that you are hanging that piece in your office!

Jayme said...

Such a pretty piece! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing such a special memory of your mother-in-law. I'm sure she would be touched.

Kay said...

That is so beautiful! You can see the pride, care and artistry with which she worked. This is a treasure to keep forever.


Hi Joyce,

Awesome needlework that you have from your MIL!!!
I also love your new pink clock and the sweet rocking chair that was your Grandpa's...very nice keepsakes.
Have a great weekend.
Deb :)

Joy said...

It is indeed beautiful. how fortunate to be its owner!