Saturday, August 13, 2016

Love Never Fails

I am so excited to finally have our anniversary piece finished! This is a very special piece and I have been working on it since February of this year.
This is titled "Love Never Fails" by Barbara Ana Designs. Stitched on 32 count antique Ivory linen with DMC threads. I have changed the design up a bit to make it more personal for us.
In place of the cats, I put bunnies, for my love of rabbits. A pair of scissors and a needle for my love of needlework.
For my husband, an anchor, as he had served in the U.S. Navy. Another anchor for him, because he is just that, the anchor of our family.
The years at the top represent the year we got married and the present year.
In the bottom boxes, our birth years.
Small hearts with first initials for our Son, his wife (our daughter), and our daughter.
Two small crosses represent the babies we did not get to meet here on earth but will one day in heaven!
A compass to remind us that whatever lies ahead of us, our love will always guide us...

I am completely thrilled with this piece! I have plans to frame it in an oak frame and it will be hung in a special place in our home...
Thinking on what to stitch next!
In the meantime.... I have also completed another donated blanket for veterans through our church ministry.
Love the red, white, and blue!

May the recipient feel all the love, prayers, and warmth out into each stitch as I made it for them ❤️

Our crepe myrtle tree has finally blossomed in front of our porch. It is so beautiful to look at, along with watching the hummingbirds, while I sit with my tea and projects.

I have pulled out some charts I would like to start soon...
One is this one, called "Land of the Free" by Willow Hill Samplings

The other design I would love to start is called "Time and Season Sampler" by Moira Blackburn

What to do... What to do..!!!!
Perhaps I shall start both at once! I know, that's possibly a bit too much overwhelming perhaps.. I don't know?
I am just so excited with the possibilities of new starts!
I suppose I have come down with startitis! Heehee :P

Well, besides all this good stuff, there is laundry to do, food to be made, housework to get done... Oh my...
Never seems to be enough hours in the day... Or nights. Why do we need sleep anyways?! There is stitching and crafting to be done!

Happy Saturday all!
Louise xx


  1. Louise, your Anniversary sampler is gorgeous. I love how you personalized it with the bunnies, anchors, etc. to make it more meaningful and special to you and your husband. Congratulations on another fabulous looking afghan! I know the recipient will feel the love and blessings that went into it. I look forward to seeing what you decide for your next start. Have a blessed day!

  2. I love your anniversary piece! It is fabulous


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