Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Tuesday Treasures with Melody

I am excited today to be participating for the first time in Melody's Tuesday Treasures. I think it's a great idea to reflect on the things in our life that we are grateful for. If you would like to join in you can find the link on Melody's blog.

My Tuesday Treasure this week is my Gran. She is a wonderful, gentle lady who gave me one of my earliest crafting experiences...she taught me how to crochet when I was 11. I can't for the life of me remember how to crochet now but I would love to relearn.

Gran has a very strong religious faith so I decided to make her a cross-stitch of Psalm 104:24 for her 80th birthday. Although I had very good intentions it actually took me 10 years to complete the cross stitch so I well and truly missed my deadline! I did however complete it, frame it and give it to her 2 years ago.

The pattern came from one of Donna Kooler's books (sorry, can't remember the name) and was designed by Nancy Rossi. The kit can still be purchased on Donna's website.

Thanks very much to all of you who have visited and followed my blog, and for your warm welcome to blog land. I look forward to getting to know you all.

Until next time,


Sheila said...

Being a grandmother it is so nice to hear of your appreciation for your Gran and the fact she has shared her love of crafting with you , very special and your grandmother is indeed a treasure . Welcome to bogland I am sure we will see lots of lovely work in your future posts.

Michelle Ridgway said...

A true treasure indeed a much loved Gran. Lovely gift for her also. Welcome to TT.

Dawn said...

Hi Tracy, thanks for stopping by my blog... I have tried the two patterns you would like and they seem to download ok...maybe try the settings on your computer to allow 4shared and they may work then, alternatively send me an email and I will send them to you..I couldn't reply cos your a non reply blogger...sorry only way I could think to contact you was through your blog...
Hugs Dawn x x

Outback Craftaholic said...

Hi Dawn, My apologies. I am very new to this and have no idea why I am a 'non reply blogger' or how to change it. I will investigate and see if I can fix it.

I will have another go at downloading your patterns on the weekend. Perhaps I have to sign up to 4shared before it will let me access them.

Thanks for getting back to me,

Quilt Kitty said...

Hi Tracy, Chookyblue has lots of how to blogging info in a list on the lrft hand side of her blog including how to fix the no reply http://chookyblue.blogspot.com.au/. Brilliant gift for Gran. I did a crossstitch for mum that took about 5 years longer than my deadline too, hence my move to stitchery would is much faster. I want to learn to crochet properly too, I can granny square but that's about it. Hopefully over winter in front of the footy I can increase my stitch selection. Tracee xx