"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SHOW AND TELL: the forget-me-nots of the angels

Welcome to our weekly expedition into the land of Show and Tell. Y'all know Show and Tell is wasted on the elementary schoolers. Join us weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0.

Earlier this week, I got a surprise in the mail that made me incredibly happy and made me cry at the same time. My wonderful friends from the cross stitch board, led by the indomitable Velda, started stitching a gorgeous piece called Angel Heart Sampler in memory of all my precious angels. Due to various occurrences, including Velda's illness, the piece isn't quite done...but, that actually thrills me because I will be able to contribute to this memory piece. The first picture is the front of the design leaflet and the second picture is the piece they started for me. Please, please click on the bottom picture so you can actually see the gorgeous work they did for me.

The words on the piece are a quote from Longfellow and they read, “Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels”
Thank you my friends from the bottom of my heart. This means more to me than I can ever express.
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To see what everyone else in class is bringing to SHOW AND TELL, take a trip to visit the Miss Mel, Goddess of the Infertility Blogosphere.

16 comments:

Jen said...

brings a tear to the eye, great ladies out there aren't there

areyoukiddingme said...

Oh! How beautiful! Can't wait to see what you add to it...

The Steadfast Warrior said...

This is really lovely! What a wonderful gift. I can't wait to see the finished piece.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Oh wow... so lovely!

Lavender Luz said...

Fabulous, in so many ways.

WiseGuy said...

Gorgeous! Will be eager to find out what you add to that piece....and....very thoughtful of your friends...

Alana said...

--Hope Joey is feeling better.

--Show&Tell: What an amazing gift! The stitch work is gorgeous, and the sentiment is perfect!

pandabox33 said...

How nice of your friends to do this !

kmina said...

Lovely and thoughtful!
You have some good friends.

Sheliza said...

Very nice :)

battynurse said...

Wow, that's beautiful.

Quiet Dreams said...

Amazing, lovely, beautiful gift from those who must be amazing lovely beautiful friends.

MrsSpock said...

That is fantastic!

Parenthood For Me said...

what an absolutely wonderful gift.

Another Dreamer said...

That is so sweet- it's lovely.

MiPa said...

K, it never got a chance to travel to England. But I'm still willing to stitch on it if you need some help. ((hugs))