Thursday, January 21, 2010

{sweetly stitched}

* sigh*
pause
reflect
ponder
remember


loving memories
of
faded threads
so
sweetly stitched
~
a cherished pillowcase
my
sweet grandma
embroidered
for me
when I was a wee child
{I still use it today..even though many many stitches are missing}
my dreams are oh so sweet
*sigh*
{visit me here at reverie...I am the guest blogger today...thanks Mel}

50 comments:

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

How beautiful Koralee! How endearing that you can hold close to you something your Grandmother stitch with her own hands...that warms my heart!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Marydon Ford said...

Koralee, you have a beautiful treasure of memories to forever enjoy. It is wonderful, sweetie.

Hugs, Marydon

Heather Cameron said...

I have many of my Granny's things - they too are tattered and worn, but the love I have for them and her...I'll keep them till they just disappear!

Andrea said...

Hope you have a beautiful day.
Blessings, andrea

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

oh so sweet! I can just feel the warmth and love woven into each stich....even the missing ones!!

~hugs sweet Koralee~

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful treasure!

- the Tablescaper

Julie Harward said...

THAT IS TOO SWEET! I HAVE NOTHING HAND MADE BY A GRANDMA, WISH I DID. THAT IS SO PRETTY! THANKS FOR KIND WORDS TODAY :D

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You say so much with so few words. I think one of the things that draws us all to your blog is the fact we can so relate in some way to your words.

Sleep tight!

Sue

Rose said...

Oh how very lovely. I wish my grandmother did things like this, im afraid she was too busy working, cleaning and cooking to do anything crafty. Hopefully its something you can pass onto your kiddies, missing stitches only show its been loved.

Rose

Maria said...

Yes, how we all relate to those treasured things from people in our past. How much we love them ♥ How sweet it is to hold that which was held by their hands.

Beautiful, Koralee~
Maria

The Owl's Closet said...

so pretty! what a special gift from ur grandma:)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

ELK said...

oh this touched my heart ...a treasure

Libbie said...

Now THAT is beautiful! The memories...the love that went into making it, the love for each other that you have....just beautiful.

RIZZI said...

HI KORALEE,
I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE FEELING, MY GRANDMA USED TO CROCHET LACE SCARVES, AND LACE ON HANKIES. SHE WAS ALWAYS BUSY WITH HER HANDS. I HAVE PIECES ALSO THAT SHE MADE, AND I ALSO HOLD THEM CLOSE TO MY HEART. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND. RIZZI

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Such a special gift to have~♥

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message. I love your blog and all your photography. I'm adding you to my Google Reader so I don't miss a post!

Robin~♥

caroline joy said...

I love vintage embroidered items. Such wonderful handwork was done back then. A lost art...

Nana said...

Such a beautiful blog.I have so many wonderful memories of my Grandmother and her beautiful handiwork.Special pieces made with care and love....so wonderful.
Happy to have found your blog...I have added your button to my sidebar.
Nana (Debbie)

Karen said...

How wonderful that you have warm memories to not only hold in your heart and mind, but also in your hands! :>

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love all the precious things made by grandmothers. I use my things too. This is beautiful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your grandma knew that the evidence of her love for you would live on long after she was gone. How precious. Twyla

sarah-jane down the lane said...

How many ways do we love our Grannys?

What an amazing thing she made for you, it looks so divine and well loved, thanks so much for showing us Koralee,

Sarah x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Koralee
How sweet this pillow slip is.. You know my Grandmother was a seamstress and thinking about I don't recall having anything that was made by her.. how strange... I'm sure you treasure this all the more for the missing stitches .. xx Julie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Koralee, your kind words and prayers are so appreciated! You will see the results on my next short post.....I had to laugh. Your stitchery from your grandmother is precious; I have some lovely pieces from my sweet momma's hands that are so darling.

Bisous my friend, Anita

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh just priceless darling. I love it.

Have a beautiful weekend,
xxx

becky said...

How special that is,thanks for sharing.

Happy weekend!

Barbara said...

How beautiful, Koralee! The colors are amazingly bright too!
My mother and grandmother did stitchery of various kinds and my sister and I both do cross stitch and needlepoint. I have a wonderful antique side chair my mother covered in a needlepointed rams head. It's striking. She also did the world's ugliest afghan. Not kidding. When she passed away, I was the only one who wanted it! And I have some charming chalk drawings on my walls from one grandmother and a framed crochet piece that I love done by my other grandmother.
Please tell me love of needlework is not disappearing!

Simone said...

How beautiful Koralee, what a precious thing to have.

I have to tell you that your post over at Mel's brought tears to my eyes, it was just beautiful xo

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Koralee... what a beautiful treasure from your dear grandmother... I can just imagine the love that is there in every stitch... these are the kind of posts that I so love to read (and see the pictures) because of all the precious memories they hold... xoxo Julie Marie

paperhill said...

that is so sweeet, isn't wonderful to have something so special? my Dad just hung a mirror that had long hung in my grandparents house, I smile every time I look at it. have a beautiful weekend sweet friend! xo

Pauline said...

That's so sweet, Koralee, lovely treasured memories for you.

Blessings

Vicki said...

Hello, Koralee,
I know your dreams must be sweet and beautiful on that lovely pillowcase made so lovingly by your grandma just for you!! Have a wonderful Friday and splendid weekend, dear friend! Vicki

Morning T said...

That is so sweet Koralee! Happy Friday to you.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Koralee :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I love your blog as well :) The pillowcase from your grandma is so beautiful!! I too am very close to my grandma and cherish the gifts from her. So special!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Hugs,
Amy

The Garden Bell said...

Don't you just love the stuff grammy made. It brings back such wonderfully sweet childhood memories. Cherish them always.

Thanks for becoming the 101 follower over in my garden. I see we have quite a few of the same buddies. I don't know if you follow Luc over in the Attic 24, but she is my muse for blogging. Her colors will make you feel good at a moments notice. She just had a baby about two weeks ago at 40ish, so she is not posting everyday, but journey back to her older post and fall in love like many have.

I hope to get a post up over the weekend to the link for adding a scroller for all the buttons and how to add your code. I didn't create this, but it's a nice way to keep them all organized in one place.

Have a great weekend,
Kate - The Garden Bell

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~
Me too! I have one too!! You are so so good at taking those tiny frays of yesterday things in life and making it all so special!!!
Just like the stitches in our lives... some fade but the love remains forever as do our sweet dreams~ Perfect post!
XOXOXO's

Jen Chandler said...

What a lovely memory of your sweet grandmother. I love finding things that departed loved ones made for me when I was small. I have a blanket and a quilt made by a grandmother and a Christmas ornament made by a dear aunt. Everytime I take them out, I think of them. Wonderful :0

Jen

LuLu & Co. said...

What a cherished memory.... makes sleeping so much more blissful!
xo,
LuLu

pinkstilettos said...

Cute..Cute..Cute!
Daisy~

Auntie Cake said...

I'll bet you have the sweetest dreams using that pillow! I love old linens, and they are all the more precious when lovingly stitched by a grandma for her sweet granddaughter!
Kate

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Koralee,
What an incredible treasure. Laying your head on such a lovingly crafted pillow is sure to give sweet dreams. Things made with love are the love are the most special.
You did an excellent job on your guest post at Reverie!
Bon weekend and sweet dreams

Cristie said...

I have some treasured linens from my dear Grandmothers as well. Aren't we lucky to have them? Such sweet things to hold in our hands to remind us and our children of days gone by when things were slower and softer. Lovely post. Thank you.

Bralliz said...

Hi Koralee!
Beautiful post!
Have a nice weekend!
xo alice

Join the Gossip said...

I love handmade items. It makes them that much more special when they are made by a loved one. Great keepsake =)

Lovely blog. Came across it via REVERIE.

Martha said...

How beautiful Koralee!!! What a wonderful thing to have that your grandmother made ~ it's beautiful!

Nezzy said...

I have some of those cherished embroidered treasures of my grandma and mother. I hope to pass them on. Koralee, it's just beautiful.

Have a great weekend full of fun and sweet rest!

Cozy Little House said...

Your dreams must be sweet as candy on that worn cotton heirloom! Stitched with love. Timeless beauty in those!
Brenda

French Kissed said...

Just stopped by for a delightful bit of catching up. Your posts always brighten my day and the hand stitched pillow cases are a sure way to bring back memories of some pieces my grandmother made for me. Your cherished pair are so lovely and the flowers the perfect shade of Valentine red. I think you may have received your grandmother's eye for beauty! ~jermaine~

theUngourmet said...

So lovely! I used to have some of my grandmother's embroidery. Hmm. Where did those things go??? I've lost so many precious things over the years. It seems like every time I move I lose a box or something.

I'll pop over and visit you at Reverie now! ;)

Duchess of Tea said...

Koralee darling what a precious post. I have a heart shape pillow that my grandma made for me with pink and blue flowers. It has been many many years and many many washes and it still looks lovely and gives me comfort.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Tara said...

Just darling...I love that you still use it! Happy Monday to you!