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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday's Treasures with Melody

Yay! Tuesday's Treasures are back. This has been one of my favourite things since I joined blog land as is it's hostess my dear friend MELODY. If you are new to TT. All you do is post about someone,something, somewhere or an experience you treasure. Then pop over to Melody's blog and link up so as we can all visit you and see your treasure. So go on share a treasure, we'd love to see and read about it.
While thinking about what to share for TT today I couldn't help thinking about all my fellow Aussies who have lost their homes and all their treasures. Some of whom were Emergency workers who helped others while their own homes burned. These folk are such dedicated people and a very special group. So I have decided to share something very personal today and dedicate it to all those wonderful giving people of which my Father was one. He was an Ambulance Officer in rural outback Queensland and often worked in very difficult situations, like bushfires and terrible floods. My Father died when I was only 3 and I have only a faint memory of him and very little that belonged to him. But I do treasure his Ambulance cap, the photo of him in uniform (which I keep by my bed) and his silver clothes brush. But most of all I treasure that he was someone who risked all to help others. He was a terrible Asthma sufferer and trying circumstances in the line of duty lead to a fatal attack. Today he wouldn't pass the medical but in the bush in those days it was 'all hands to the pump' as they say. All who knew him tell me he was an extremely dedicated officer.
So keep all these special people in your thoughts and prayers as well as all our fellow Aussies enduring such terrible hardships in this horrendus bushfire season. They are living treasures.
Moving on to something much more frivilous, I have been trying really hard to get another mini stitched for my hanger as it looks so bare and lonely with it's little Christmas one gone so I have stitched this one. I was thinking I would perhaps have one for every season.....what do you think?? I have drawn up some others so I just have to stitch them in time so my little stand isn't empty when the season rolls around.
I must fly as my breakfast of freshly picked ripe beautiful mango awaits.
Enjoy your day and try and stay cool if here in Aus and if you are somewhere cool stay cosy.
Blessings Michelle xxx

32 comments:

  1. OH michelle you had me in tears... such special items of your dads and what a special man.... I love your new stitchery... perfect to have lots of different mini's and that is a beauty....
    Hugz

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  2. Thank you for sharing your story with us. You father looks very handsome in that photo. They are certainly special treasures.

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  3. A wonderful treasure Michelle. Thanks for sharing your story. Lovely mini. Hugs,xx.

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  4. thankyou Michelle for sharing your dads story with us,for he truly was a special man and a wonderful treasure.
    love your angel she's so pretty.xx

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  5. What a lovely tale - sad for you to have lost him so young, but what a great example he set for you.
    like your Summer ... will there be more?...

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  6. Such a wonderful post. My dad lost his father when he was four and I know how much it affected his life, especially as his. Mother remarried a very violent man.
    I do love your new stitcheries and think one for each season would be wonderful.

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  7. That brought tears to my eyes, Michelle....my bible says "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 Your father was a great man, a true treasure.

    I love your little summer angel. I think it's a brilliant idea to have one for every season!

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  8. Summer is very sweet, but she needs a hat or brolly to keep the sun off! Your dad was a very special man, how sad that you were so young when he died.

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  9. What a beautiful post Michelle. You brought a lump to my throat. I love your little stitchery and say yes, yes, yes....great idea to have one for each season.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  10. Your Dad was certainly a treasure. Some people are very selfless & dedicated to the good of others. It sounds like you are like your Dad in great ways too. I love your summer stitchery, very pretty. Tracee xx

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  11. Thank you for sharing your story with us,

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  12. The best kind of treasure to have is our Family, and your Dad must have been a wonderful man. Easy to see why you are such a generous person, with sharing your talents. Gorgeous little stitchery, and the seasons idea is a good one. Will not have an empty holder any longer after they are done.
    Hugs xx

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  13. A wonderful post Michelle, I am so glad you have those Mementos of your very special Dad.People we have in our hearts never really die they live on in their families.
    Love your stitchery, and the seasons idea.
    Sending a big Hug.R.

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  14. it's lovely that you have some treasures to keep your dad's memory alive especially as you were so young when you lost him.
    Your new stitchery for your hanger is very pretty. Have fun making the others as the seasons roll along.

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  15. A beautiful treasure Michelle. Hugs.
    Your angel is adorable.Im in love with my mini stand and your idea is great. Sharyn:)

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  16. What a lovely treasure and stitchery is gorgeous.

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  17. What special treasures for you to have of someone very special. Love the stitchery and yep you need one for each season.

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  18. Obviously a very special treasure!

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  19. Thanks for sharing the story of your brave Dad. They are a special breed our rescue workers.

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  20. So sad your Father dying when you were so young Michelle. Yes it's a time for us to pray and remember all of those affected in every way with those awful fires. Love the summer angel stitchery.

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  21. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man. You have some very special treasures, thanks for sharing.

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  22. I have a lump in my throat. You must be so proud of your Dad, thank you for sharing. Hugs x

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  23. Your story and stitchery are beautiful

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  24. Truly a very special treasure!
    Another lovely stitchery

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  25. Thanks for sharing your treasure Michelle, it touched my heart and made me think of my lovely dad too.
    Hugs

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  26. Oh Michelle, what a tragedy to loose your father at that age. He was a special man if I read your story and his cap and clothes brush are real treasures. The fires, that is so terrible.

    Your summer angel is so beautiful, I think its a great idea to make one for each season !!!

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  27. What a wonderful man your father was Michelle. Think a mini fort each season is a great idea - you will be releasing them as patterns, won't you?

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  28. How very touching and so special that you have your Dad's possessions .I admire his dedication and all those who risk their own lives to save others . I love your stitchery it is perfect for summer !!hugs Sheila

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  29. What a wonderful post! Your dad was indeed special and you posted a wonderful tribute to him and to all the others who put themselves in harms way for the betterment of others. So sorry you lost him at such a young age. The fires are indeed horrible. But on a lighter side, your angel is gorgeous!

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  30. What a sweet remembrance of your father. Thank you for sharing. The stitchery is so pretty! You are a talent.

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  31. Exceptional treasures this week Michelle . Both the physical treasures and the story that goes with it.

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