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I only stitch on days that end in "y".



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today's picture "header"

This is one of my favorite things I've stitched.  The design was the winning entrant in a design contest held by Woman's Day Magazine back in the 80's.  We lived in MI then and this reminded me of the winters there.  (Occasionally I even saw people cross country skiing past our house.)  I actually stitched the biggest part of it when we only had 3 children and put it away for a while.  Once our youngest was born, I did a little "unstitching", and took out the second dog from the original design, and put in a 4th child.  Our dog then even resembled the dog in design.  I don't know if you can tell from the picture but it's solidly stitched.

  You can see how this design seems very personal to me and I thought it would be great for a "header" during January.

It hangs year round in our living room here in Texas.

8 comments:

cucki said...

aww it is so sweet..i love it so much..well done
hugs and love cucki xx

Mouse said...

ohhh love it :) and wow that was a lot of work put into that one and cute story too :) love mouse xxxx

Sherre said...

I've always loved this sampler of yours! It always makes me happy when you share a pic of it!

Renee said...

I have always loved this piece of yours and love how you adapted it to add your kids!!!

Rita said...

Thanks, everyone!

I'm a sucker for pieces you can personalize for your family.

Siobhan said...

Awww, that is so neat, Rita! We sometimes had people cross-country skiing past our house in Delaware--I always thought that was so neat!

Pumpkin said...

That is so cute! I love how you personalized it :o)

Stitching Cat said...

I love this design and so nice that it is personal to you.