Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Little Bragging (and some Shame)

In 2005, I took my Dad to Norway.  We had a wonderful time and we met dozens of cousins!  And, I got a wild hare that I needed to cross stitch something for every one of the female cousins we met — all 14 of them!  So here is the bragging part because I finally got them all done (and the shame part, too, because it took me so long!)

"Families are Forever" (Familier er Alltid in Norwegian) for Brit-Elin

"Gunnar" & "Freya" for Brit-Elin's daughters Rigmor & Kristin

"Colorful Rooster" & "Cat Treat" for Aud and her daughter Liv

"Four Seasons Angels" (with the seasons in Norwegian) for Oddlaug

"Victorian Roses" for Guri

"Hummingbird Paradise" for Sis

"Mini Strawberry Sampler" for Rønnaug and "Tree of Life" for Ingrid

"Morning Glory" for Sissel

"Majestic Magnolia" for Thora, who passed away before I could finish them all

"Floral Fancy" for Heidi

I did my best to match the design to the person, so I really hope they enjoy them.  I certainly enjoyed stitching them!  And, in my defense, I did take time out over those five years to stitch other things of a more immediate nature, like baby blankets and such.


Unknown said...

So glad you bragged a little. I would brag alot with all the work you put into each gorgeous design. How beautiful! How in the world did you do all that work??? I happen to love cross stitching,but have not cross stitched for about 13 years now! But I do love it. How sweet of you to design one for each of your cousins. Thanks for sharing!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Joyce Lucas said...

Beautiful work.. full of love.

Did I forget to tell you that I was a cousin? I'm pretty sure you can confirm that with Sharon. :))

Dianne Long said...

WOW Deb, you did an amazing job on all of those projects! What a loving thing to do for each one in an individual way! Wish I were one of your cousins!!! I'm sure they are all very pleased and feel blessed to have such a caring cousin!

Cottage Flair said...

You have been very busy!! What a lot of work ... just wonderful. They all look great. I'm sure each person will be thrilled.

Patricia said...

Just beautiful Deb. I am sure they will all be thrilled with the beautiful work you have done. What an amazing labor of love!
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Susie said...

Put the shame aside. All kudos to you Deb for a magnificent and beautiful project of love.
The Polka Dot Rose

Debbi said...

Thanks, y'all! Now I just need to wrap them and send them!

Colleen said...

Well, I can see why those took you so long! They're all beautiful! I especially love the pillows for Rigmor & Kristin. How cute!

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