Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Unfinished Projects Getting Done

I thought that I would share some more of my unfinished projects with you all. When my dear mother left us years too early, Dad packed up all her yarn, embroidery projects, and knitting patterns. He gave everything to me, and slowly but surely I have been working my way through each of them.

This time I decided it was time to do these stamped embroidery pillow covers. I don't know where I will use them, or if I will give them away as gifts to others in the family. All I know is that working on them the past few weeks has made me feel as if my Mom is looking over my shoulder as I stitch away.

They are taking a bit longer to do than I thought they would. That's okay though, a person needs something to do on these long, cold winter nights.

Well off to pay everyone a visit. Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

9 comments:

Mary said...

Jackie,

The pillow covers are very pretty. I'm sure you enjoy working on them, as it brings your mother close. Enjoy your needlework. I'm also working on a project, but it's slow going with my writing and Dakota, plus all the other household tasks.

Blessings,
Mary

Sheri said...

Doesn't it feel good to complete those unfinished projects? I think that's why I enjoy making stuff, the feeling of accomplishing something.

Also enjoyed your pics of Vegas. Hopefully someday I will make it there.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Jackie,
That is so special for you to be able to work on a project that was your moms.I'm sure someday you will have grandchildren that would love to have them. You are one special lady.
God Bless,
Ginger

DW said...

You know, my mother used to do embroidered pillowcases (for bed pillows) with that "old-fashioned" lady.
I know what you mean .. I have some of my late mother's and my late aunt's unfinished projects waiting for me.

Maggie said...

How pretty. I have an Aunt who said I can all of her unfinished projects when she goes. Of course she has 4 daughters, but none are the crafty-sewing types.

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

Hi Jackie- This is just beautiful- it will be so special when family members receive one of these.

When my husband's mother passed- I was the only who crocheted- so I received many treasures of unfinished projects- some I finished and some I didn't. But I LOVE looking at all her yarn, needles, unfinished sweaters, etc...

Hugs

Mary said...

Jackie,

Thanks for entering my book giveaway. Your name has been entered. Good luck.

kari and kijsa said...

Great job!! Happy day to you!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

PEA said...

Hello dear Jackie:-)

I think it's wonderful that you're finishing off the work on these that your mother had started! I can well imagine how close you feel to her as you work on them.

I've so enjoyed catching up on your last few posts. I haven't had much time to catch up with everyone but slowly getting there:-) How exciting that you got to go to Vegas...I would love to get there one day. I've been to Atlantic City in New Jersey and I thought that was grand...I can just imagine being in Vegas now!!! xoxo