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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday's Treasure with Melody

Good Morning everyone. I hope you all had a lovely Easter. Ours was spent repairing plumbing on a 40 year old house arrgghh.....but there were redeeming moments like this... very spoiled!!! Note SANDY'S lovely bag...FULL to the brim with eggs! I don't remember being that good!
and yes I am sharing.
My "Tuesday's Treasure"  today is the first piece of 'stitchery' I did called "Gardening Angel" I saw the work of "Kindred Spirits" in the form of their gorgeous book "Gatherings" and was smitten. I still have their book and I have done many pieces from their designs from this book. This first stitchery was one of them. I still have it in my entry and I love it still. I also love that it reminds me how far I have come along this stitching road. I also remember the fun I had collecting the little lace motifs and buttons and choosing the fabrics from Ruth Stonely's lovely store.
I also remember the horrified look of my new stitching friends when they looked inside my sewing tin and saw the tangled mess of embroidery threads.....I didn't know you could buy little cards to wind your thread onto. Some were quickly provided and I was tidied up post haste.....I have also never lived that down either!
What are you treasuring today. Why not visit MELODY'S lovely blog to see who's treasuring what today.
I am dedicating this little Aussie bush scene above to my cousin Glen who we learned over Easter sadly passed away last week. He was a very sweet man who loved his family and the Queensland bush town he came to call home. I admired him so much having overcome many personal obstacles to become a loving husband and father. He aslo had a wicked sense of humour that seems to be peculiar to our tiny branch of our small family tree and I can't help picturing him now with our beloved Uncle Bill having a big catch up yarn and a chuckle with his Mum shaking her head and  telling them to behave. Special people leave large spaces when they leave.
Blessings Michelle xx

24 comments:

  1. lovely stichery Michelle and i am so sad for you all in losing a wonderful man,he will love that pic it is such beautiful scenery,my thoughts and prayers are with you Michelle.
    Namaste.xx

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  2. It is a gorgeous stitchery Michelle - I hope you still keep your threads under control?! The pic of the bush is lovely - I'm sure your cousin would appreciate your loving thoughts. Best wishes.

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  3. Now, you have three incredible treasures...

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  4. Your stitchery is always so beautiful. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Just know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs
    donna

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  5. "A tangled mess of embroidery threads"... I love it! How things have changed for you! My thoughts are with you on losing your wonderfully spirited family member.

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  6. Such a lovely post Michelle... as always. Your stitchery is just beautiful and you reminded me of my first attempt at stitching with my tangled mess of embroidery threads too. Your Easter photo looks amazing. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man and he would love your post and your photo. Very special. xx

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  7. Its sad when we lose special people. Treasure the happy memories. Your tangled mess is no more! And you probably dont save every skerick of thread either these days. I have fond memories of Ruth's shop - the first Brisbane Patchwork shop I ever visited.

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  8. sorry to hear about your cousin Glen... as you say special people leave big gaps.... your stitchery is wonderful and I did chuckle about your threads... so many things I have learnt like that... as for all that chocolate... well, rather your hips than mine!!!! haha
    Hugz

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  9. Sorry for your loss, Michelle. Such a pretty picture in his memory. Your stitching is so beautiful. xo

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  10. a lovely little stitchery and so glad you are sharing those choccies!
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like you have lots of fond memories of him.

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  11. Oh Michelle, you brought back memories, I also have that book and did the garden Angel stitchery, but mine is not finished beautifully like yours. I am sorry to hear about your cousin,my thoughts are with you. I have not left comments lately, I have been travelling, slowly catching up.Blessings Rosalie.

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  12. Your first stitchery is lovely, very cute pattern. I'm so sorry for your loss, special people do leave a big space in our lives.

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  13. Hi Michelle, so sorry for the loss of your cousin. I am sure you deserved every single one of those eggs the "Easter Bunny" brought but good job you shared I think. I love your stitchery.

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  14. So sorry to hear of your cousins passing. What a beautiful photo.
    We really are kindred spirits. I have this book too and have stitched the same angel.

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  15. My condolences Michelle on the loss of your cousin. Special people most definitely leave a large hole in your life when they leave. I'm sure you have many treasured memories to fall back on though.

    I love your first stitchery and had a good giggle at your 'tangled threads' story. A lovely Tuesday Treasure. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Tracy.

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  16. Isn't it funny all those first memories of our stitching. My quilting group gave horrified gasps & many yelled 'your holding your needle all wrong, that's not how to do it'. Fortunately my stitches are very neat so I can sew in peace now, not that I have learnt to hold the needle correctly, you just can't argue with pretty stitches! Tracee xx

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  17. Love your little stitchery and the hanger is gorgeous too! I still sometimes have a mess in my tin as my embroidery threads get intimate with each other!! Note to self....by more cards. So sorry to hear of your cousins passing. Hugs

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  18. Your stitchery is beautiful Michelle . So sorry to hear of your cousin Glen's passing , my thoughts and prayers are with you and his family . hugs Sheila

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  19. I'm sorry to hear of your loss Michelle. A good friend of mine lost her mother last week (who I knew ) and I totally understand what you're saying about large holes when people pass away.

    LOVE your stitchery. You obviously had a gift for it right from the start!

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  20. Yummo what a stash of choccy and I know I would have a hard time sharing hehehehe... very sweet stitchery Michelle... big hugs to you and your family in your loss xxx

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  21. I may be a tad late but I hope you enjoyed the easter eggs over the holidays. You really were a good girl to receive THAT many :)
    Cheers

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  22. Sorry for your loss Michelle. Thinking of you.Stitchery is beautiful and are those Cadbury Creme eggs I spy?? Absolutely my favourite eggs ( I got about 6 so can't complain)

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  23. Michelle.. wow that little bag sure does hold heaps of eggs...

    Sorry about your cousin... what a great picture to remember him by.


    Sandyn

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  24. Lovely memories of your cousin.

    I also did the Gardening Angel stitchery probably about 15 odd years ago, and still love looking at it. I also have come a long way since I did it.

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