Friday, July 16, 2010

A stitch in time...

We just returned from our summer holiday...
what a delightful little break!
just thought I would share what I was working on while away...

I traced the children's hands on a piece of raw linen...
and began stitching away...
using three similar shades of embroidery floss for each hand...

and a little velvet heart was a must...
because they are my loves!

and the date I finished...
to forever remember when their precious hands were this size...
"a stitch in time"

truly a treasure!
I can't wait to find the perfect frame now!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Many Blessings!


  1. jill, you always amaze me with the things you create. they are always so original and fresh. so lovely!!

  2. Jill- This is such a treasure, dear friend. Precious. A moment frozen in time forever. Thank you so much for sharing.:) Lori

  3. This is so cute and such a great memory!
    Thank you for sharing!


  4. Thank you so much for sharing this project. My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia a month ago and I have been wanting a project to keep my hands busy while in the hospital. This is perfect in that it will allow me to capture a bit of my kids during this time in our lives. Thanks again!!!

  5. What a lovely idea! I have been contemplating what to get my grandma for her birthday and this would be perfect with all of her grandkids handprints, thanks! I just got my sewing machine a few months ago, so hopefully I can do it. I think I'm going to skip the date,haha, that looks hard!

  6. this is truly something beautiful! i don't know where you get these lovely thoughts, but i sure do love peeking at them. this is amazing and inspiring. and...your stitches are complete perfection.

  7. What a beautiful and touching idea. I think I would love to give this a try. I'd also like to share your idea on my blog if you don't mind! Inspiring!

  8. What a great idea... beautiful!

  9. What a beautiful treasure!! You are so creative, Jill - I would have never thought of this....I'm in love!

  10. So love this Jill. You are just somethin' else you know that?:) Hope you find the perfect frame for this one of a kind treasure!

  11. That is very sweet. You always have the craftiest ideas. Best wishes, Tammy :)

  12. Oh my word!!! I love this idea!! Do I sound like a broken record?!?! I am so gonna do this, I think I will draw it out and take it to the hospital since I'll be there a while. Then I can add the new baby's hand. Awesome!!
    You rock!!

  13. You create such beautiful things! What a wonderful piece to cherish.

  14. Hello from Iowa! So happy to find your lovely blog! Love all the gorgeous pics and clever ideas! Especially love this embroidered piece...what a treasure! Cheers to you!

  15. What a darling idea, and just a precious moment captured forever. Time goes so fast and those darn little hands get too big. Priceless work!

  16. Well, if that isn't the sweetest thing I've ever seen ;) Seriously, I have been getting into embroidery and looking for a new project and that is just as sweet as can be! Thank you for sharing with us. If I do one, I'll have to share it with you too!

    Jamie :)
    p.s. glad you had a good vaca

  17. Wow - that is one of the most beautiful ideas I've ever seen! I am definitely going to have to attempt this with my three little ones. Thanks for sharing, Jill!!

  18. I love this idea! I lost a baby a year and a half ago and I have been wanting to do something to honor him with my other children. This is perfect. Thank you for sharing this.

  19. I love this idea! I lost a baby boy a year and a half ago and I have wanted to do something that would honor him with my other children. Thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Jennifer, i was thinking the same thing!! I am pregnant with a baby boy I am going to lose at birth or soon after. I would love to do something adorable like this to have that memory!! Now if i could learn to do it!!! :)

  21. oh my word. i can't wait to trace each family member's hand for a keepsake treasure...
    and i'm sure i won't be able to stop just there - would love to trace the hands of all the cousins - what a great gift for the grandparents this christmas!
    such a keepsake that truly will be treasured, now and forever!

  22. This is a such a beautiful idea. I have been trying to think of something special to do for my husband who is having back surgery this week. Do you mind if I make one too?


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