There is one long hall -- leading to two bedrooms and a bath. For many years, this wall has been hosting my ever-growing collection of embroidered samplers. I love looking for them, finding them, buying them, and living by their wisdom...
|One of my favorites...Mary Mulari and I were inspired by this one to create a similar design for our Homemaking embroidery CD...|
|I bought this for $2, at a garage sale in Tennessee, on a rainy day, on a road trip with my cousin Jackie...!!|
|Each one has a special meaning and/or memory for me...and I love them all.|
|This is the view from the other direction...|
And it's time for a change.
Lilly and Warren are here a lot. They love coming to Grandma's house, and I love having them. But I know this is just a chapter..a short-lived phase that will be over in a blink.
I'm trying to enjoy every minute. And I want the wall to be about them. So -- the wall has been evolving...
When Lilly makes a picture, I want to hang it in a place of honor...
|Lilly's Christmas gift to me.|
|And, Ross has taken some exceptional pictures of the kids -- so, of course, THEY MUST also be hung where the kids can see them, and be reminded of these joy filled moments...|
|Then, too, now that Lilly is my main partner during Saturday junk-hunts -- we often find bargains that we think will look good on the wall...|
|PERFECT -- right?? Lilly was six, and she read these words to me...it was the moment I knew she was going to be a good reader. I am so happy for her...! And she is a maker...|
|ART combined with WORDS...Hey -- quite a good fit for my sampler wall, don't you think??|
We hang a few new things, then re-arrange them as other new things come into our lives...
|As I watch Lilly, hammering, I think how valuable my sampler wisdom has been...and how much I will miss it...|