Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas in My Heart, Blog Hop

Today is Friday the 13th and day two of "Christmas is in my Heart" hop, and it is my day!  (Good I am not superstitious).

First, I want to give a big thank you to Marian from Seams to be Sew for all her hard work in planning and organizing this hop.  We all truly appreciate it.


We had a very rough month here at our house.  I had all kinds of ideas and Christmas projects that I wanted to make, still do.  But unfortunately, our daughter-in-law's father passed away.  He lived 910 miles from us.  Her and our son went up right away.  We had some things to straighten up here then we followed.  I felt so sorry for her.  Losing her father then have to organize his house and possessions to sell.  I only learned first hand how hard and how time consuming it is.  Not living close makes it harder yet.

I did get some embroidery done...I wanted to make a Small blue wall hanging for in our kitchen.  


I then trimmed it and put a boarder on to look like a picture frame.


I quilted snow flakes all around the embroidered Angel and then 1/4 inch from the seam in the boarder.

Now please folow me to see all the other creative projects for today:


So, enjoy today and the rest of the hop and remember, each day will feature a new giveaway from:



who once again has graciously given us a $25.00 gift certificate to give away.
Please go to:  Seams to be Sew
For the Link to enter, and Good Luck!

I can't wait to see what everyone made, I can never get enough, lol.
Then off to my room, I have lots to do.

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!!!









88 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

I'm so sorry for your daughter-in-law's loss and glad you could be there to help her through a very difficult time. No need to apologize for what you didn't get done. Your angel is gorgeous! Is that your design? Because if it is, you should offer it for sale. I'd buy one!

Anita said...

I love your embroidered wall hanging!

Sheila Ivany said...

My condolences to your Daughter-in-law and family for their loss of their father. She is blessed to have you to help. Your embroidered angel is splendid. Thank you for a chance to win.

Charlene McCain said...

Your Christmas angel is amazing! Beautiful job! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Allison said...

What a lovely angel! Beautifully done. Please let your daughter-in-law know that she and her family are in our prayers.

Betsy said...

Beautiful angel. Perfect for the season

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Jane. I love designs using those curlique lines. Your angel is so pretty. She would go well with a Christmas tree design I saw. I hate that your DIL lost her father so close to the holiday.

Jen Barnard said...

Lovely angel embroidery and my condolences to your daughter in law.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Dorian said...

Ohh, she's sooo pretty! Great job.

Theresa said...

So sorry for your daughter-in-law's lose. Your angel is so lovely. Love it's design.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice piece!!!! I love it...

allthingzsewn said...

Your Christmas Angle is beautiful and blue was a perfect color choice.
I said a prayer for you daughter-in-law to receive a peace for her father's
passing and that she might be able to enjoy the upcoming holidays with her family.
Glad you were able to be there for her.

Marla's Crafts said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter laws father. So sad. Love your angel picture. Very elegant.

Dana Gaffney said...

That's a very tough time for your daughter-in-law and the distance will make it more difficult. Your angel is beautiful.

quilter said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing!
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genie holt said...

Thank you for sharing a little of your life. Very sorry for your family's loss.

Sandy said...

I Love Your Angel Embroidery! Your Snowflake Quilting is Perfect!

Carol said...

Your angel is gorgeous!! I am sorry for the loss your family has suffered. Thanks for sharing with us!

Patty D from NC said...

Very lovely! Thanks for sharing.

cjmont said...

your angel is gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Calicojoan said...

What a lovely stitchery. It speaks volumes of the season. Losses in family are always hard, but knowing your there makes things better. I have to say, I got a big laugh out of your cartoon! So true, so true! LOL!!

MissPat said...

That is a wonderful embroidered angel. I must get back into embroidery, at least some small pieces.
Condolences to your son and DIL.

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your embroidered piece. Love that people are doing this straight line embroidery again.

Mom C said...

I hope your son and DIL are finding peace in the midst of their loss. And some joy in the remembering of a life full of memories. Love the wall hanging. Thanks.

Sally said...

What a beautiful angel. You should sell this pattern if you designed it!
My condolences to your Daughter-in-law and family for their loss. I'm glad you could be there for her.

lalaluu said...

Beautiful embroidery work.

Kathy L said...

Sorry for your troubles, we never know when it is our turn.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your angel is lovely. So sorry your family has suffer this loss.

Lori said...

so sorry about your daughter in laws loss.
your angel is wonderful. love the colors you chose

Grandma said...

The angel is lovely.
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LJ said...

That's a lovely angel stitching - what a sweet way to 'make' a gown. The cartoon was a hoot; thanks for the smile.
On a sadder note, let me tell you how sorry to hear about the death of your DIL's dad. Distance in so difficult at a time like that.

MaryBeth Little said...

Love your angel. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon - IN said...

Sorry for the loss in your extended family. Your Angel is a lovely piece of embroidery work!

Mary Ann said...

So sorry for your DIL's loss. Thank you for sharing your angel project, she is lovely.

Amanda Best said...

Your angel wall hanging is so very beautiful. Angels are one of my very favorite decorations, and I have different angels I keep up all year round. In fact my sister's name is Angel. And blue is my favorite color, so your project is just perfect, to me.
Thanks for sharing.
My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

delaineelliott said...

Sorry for your loss, and thank you for sharing your kitchen angel. She is beautiful.

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Allison CB said...

The angel is gorgeous!!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty wall hanging. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Linda said...

Your wallhanging is just the cutest!

Lisa Marie said...

The embroidery is gorgeous and I love the way you did the border!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I'm so sorry for your DIL's loss. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

Your project is so very beautiful, I love it.

Sewgirl said...

Very lovely angel! Thanks for sharing.

wendy said...

Love your swirly angel! Thanks!

dcargill said...

I'm sorry you have had a rough month. Hopefully things will improve. I love the blue angel.

SherryB said...

Love your embroidery....I used to do that---before kids!

DebraKay Neiman said...

So sorry for the bad times. Love the angel, love handwork too. crystalbluern at tds dot net

MoeWest said...

My sympathies to the family. I think your embroidered angel looks wonderful!

cookie said...

The prom dress cartoon is very funny. Love your angel. Would like one for my kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Franklin said...

Very pretty Angel!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the angel.

Vicki H said...

Beautiful angel, I love the embroidery.

Carol said...

Such a sweet blue angel! She's beautiful! I'm so sorry for your rough month. I'm sure your daughter-in-law was grateful for your support.

Carole said...

Cute Idea, you have inspired me.
Carole Corn

Audrey said...

Beautiful stitchery. Thank you for sharing.

rrjane011749 said...

Really lovely!

Just Quilt It said...

Your angel is beautiful, Jane. Thank you so much for sharing.

Emily C said...

Very nice embroidery. The comic is priceless.

anna brown said...

I seem to be seeing a lot of embroidery on quilts its very pretty...happyness04431@yahoo.com

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Jane, so sorry for your loss. It's never easy losing a loved one and then having to clean out their possessions. Your angel is beautiful and perfect timing.

Quiltsmiles said...

What a perfect seasonal bit of blue for your kitchen, nice work!

Kath said...

My heart goes out to your family, especially to your dil. Your artwork is lovely - did you create the design yourself? I'd like to make something like it for my sister's Christmas gift. Thanks for sharing.

Melody Lutz said...

Gorgeous angel...very peaceful.

tac73 said...

Love the embroidery. Thank you for sharing.

Rose Best said...

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing

Joan H. said...

My condolences to you and your family.

Kathy E. said...

Such a pretty embroidery project! I really like how you added the border to look like a frame.

Marian said...

It's never easy to lose a loved one. I also know how difficult it must be to have to go thru ones belongings. Not an easy task for sure.

I love your angel, so pretty and very delicate, it just screams ... Christmas Is In My Heart...

Great Job!!

Nancy said...

The angel is so pretty and makes a lovely wallhanging.

Grammasheri said...

Condolences to your daughter-in-law and her family.

Your embroidery is beautifully delicate. Lovely work.

Susan said...

I am sorry for your loss. I have been there and done that. I am surprised you even got the angel done. I really like her in blue.

Donna W said...

My condolences to your daughter-in-law and her family. Beautiful handwork.

Joy said...

My heart goes out to you. The angel will comfort you. She is so beautiful.

tink's mom said...

Your stitchery is wonderful. Love the blue angel. Also love the prom gown ;-}

Unknown said...

I love seeing all the creativity on these blog hops. Sorry you have had such a hard month. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Annette Schultz said...

oh she is Beautiful !!
Thanks for being a part of the hop
in stitches

Michele T said...

This is beautiful, so delicate and lovely!!!

PK Sews said...

I love the picture frame border! What a great way to showcase your embroidery. I'm sorry your family had such a tough month. I'm sure that your support means the world to your daughter-in- law.

PK Sews said...

I love the movement in your quilt!

margaret said...

i really like the angel. i would like to learn the art of free motion movement using thread.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

What a gorgeous embroidered piece you managed to do in spite of the grief engulfing your family. How lucky your DIL is to have a supportive family at this time. Peace to you all.

Teatime Creations said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult at times like that. But what a lovely angel you created. Sew beautiful..

Bobbie said...

The angel is lovely! {{{{hugs}}}}

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a rough month, but your angel turned out beautifully.

Anel Winney said...

That turned out awesome! I'm going to try to attempt to start an embroidery project soon!

Kwilt Krazy said...

Awe sorry to hear about that. Your angel is beautiful!

Sandra Allred said...

Beautiful Angel! and sympathy to your family. My SIL died this past summer and we have gone through the same thing- cleaning out. Thankfully she was only an hour away.

Renee said...

I am so very sorry for your daughter-in-law's loss. How heartbreaking.

Your angel wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful, beautiful work!