Thursday, November 10, 2011

Framed and Finished...Finally

 When I started stitching this piece for my Mother last winter I never dreamed that she would not be here for her birthday to receive it. She watched this piece come together and I surprised her by adding her name to the bottom. She was so delighted.
 So I found a place in my home to hang it and it will be a gentle reminder of her each day.
 I think the framing turned out fine and since I am changing some of my rooms to a white i went with distressed frame. Mom would have wanted something with scrolls and I think she would have loved seeing it done. She did get to see the stitched piece done. I only had 2 stitches to do for it to be complete but when she passed away I decided it was complete minus the stitches.
 This is a wall in my kitchen and for now it will hang here. I am going to write something on the back but right now I just have to let it be.
On the 19th I have decided that there is a new tradition that I want to start to celebrate her birthday even though she is in Heaven. I will share the details on her birthday. My Mother always made each one of us feel special on our birthday. She always would bake us her special cake and would either have a gift or some money for us to buy something special. She often would make a meal or come to our home to share the meal we were having but she was the type of person to always think of others. She wanted us each to know how much she loved us and she would take the opportunity to make it known on our birthday and on holidays. She was a kind, caring and gently person. I miss her. To you, Mom, with love.

11 comments:

Carmen and the Primcats said...

A beautiful tribute. Just beautiful.

Carmen and the Primcats

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Beautiful!!!! I LOVE it!!!

Joy said...

I'm sure your Mother would be pleased and is smiling down upon you. Hugs...

Plain Ol' Vanilla said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Joyce

natalyK said...

The framing is a perfect compliment to the piece. This is a wonderful tribute to your mom!

Carol said...

Oh, your finish is stunning and what a loving tribute to your mom...

Ranae said...

Wowza! That is a beautiful treasure to cherish
So sorry your mom didn't get to enjoy the beauty of it.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

The picture turned out beautiful and we all know how much your mother meant to you and how special she was. We were all here for you.
Now I'll be anxious to see what this special thing is you have in mind.
Blessings,
Karen

Sally said...

A beautiful tribute to your Mom. it is a gorgeous piece and the frame is just perfect for it.

Gumbo Lily said...

It's so pretty.

Leisha said...

A beautiful reminder of your mom!! I love the frame as well! Your story is very touching! I am sure she is smiling down on you!
Leisha