Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesdays Treasures

Good Morning , its time for Tuesdays Treasures with Melody at the House on the Side of the Hill , each Tuesday Melody invites us to share something that we treasure , it can be anything you wish so why not check out what others are sharing this week or even better why not join us :-)
 This week I am sharing something that I have shown you before but it truly is a special treasure and especially this time of year .
I know I have this in my header at this time and I also know that many of you know the story behind this little wall hanging but I have lots of new followers which I am very thankful for so I'd like to share the history behind this project and why it is a treasure to me.  Eight years ago my beautiful granddaughter drew this Santa with chalk on a piece of construction paper at school , I thought the drawing was incredible for an eight year old and I wanted to somehow keep this so what better way than with fabric so I traced off each and every line she had drawn and the beard is made up of several pieces of fabric to show her flowing lines in the beard , the eyes are exactly as she had drawn them and don't you love the shape of his mouth . She also had the snowflakes along the side and this is the size of the paper she used so I didn't alter it in any way . I should have added here that last year for Christmas I made this same wall hanging and gave it to Alyssa as a gift so we now both can hang her incredible work . I think Alyssa is a very gifted young lady and although she doesn't do much in the way of drawing today she is still gifted in music and maybe someday will come back to drawing . Recently she had a birthday so Happy Birthday Alyssa !
Her sister Caitlin also had a birthday recently , Happy Birthday Caitlin , sure wish we could have been there for both birthdays , hope you had some cake for me  :-) Love you both:-)
This is Caitlin with our granddaughter Elise , isn't this picture precious . I have five beautiful granddaughters who are all treasures to me and I have two handsome grandsons who of course are treasures as well . Family is so important and I miss them . I have to say that being a grandmother is the most precious gift anyone can receive , they bring so much joy and love into your life , they are true treasures . Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day . 
 hugs Sheila 


  1. That is the sweetest story behind your wonderful Santa. Your granddaughters are lovely too.
    Thanks for sharing your treasures with us :)

  2. Thanks for sharing that story! What a wonderful way of preserving her drawing.

  3. I agree with Sue....such a sweet and touching story. And I don't think that I had heard it before! The Santa is just adorable...Alyssa really does have talent. And your grandchildren are lucky to have YOU as their grandmother! :o)

    Have a wonderful day, my friend.



  4. thank you for sharing that with us newbees ... what a great story and to have the talent to make her drawing last forever ...... a treasure for you both..

  5. Thanks for sharing the Santa story with us! I bet that your granddaughter is so tickled when she sees that quilt. That was so nice of you to do that.
    I like the new look to your blog with its holiday charm.
    Have a great week, Sheila.

  6. I really love what you have done with her drawing - she must be so proud and encouraged by it. And you are obviously proud of your grandchildren, thank you for sharing.

  7. A wonderful post Sheila and I loved the story behind your charming wall hanging.
    Grandchildren are indeed a pleasure and treasures.

  8. I remember this one.. and I love to see it again - it is fabulous - as are your grandiegirls....


  9. Beautiful grandaughters. Love the story behind the Santa. Hugs,

  10. What a lovely story Sheila! And you did Alyssa proud re-creating her drawing so wonderfully! She would be equally as proud of you!
    Merry Christmas :)

  11. Beautiful family Sheila and your Santa is so cool

  12. Very lovely and a great story behind it as well. Grandchildren are indeed a bit of joy in the world.

  13. A very beautiful story Sheila and I am so glad I got to read about it. I think your grandaughter certainly does have talent in that direction and how wonderful her Grandmother showed her just how special her efforts were. Love the photo of your wee girls.

  14. What a lovely story to go with the beautiful Santa wall hanging. It is gorgeous and such a treasure to capture your granddaughters art in this way.

  15. Dear Sheila,
    this is a wonderful postig, happy to read it. You are very blessed with all your grandchildren allthough they are far away. I use to live far away from my family too, but when we visit then very intense, that was very nice.
    I love the wallhanging and the story behind. Thanks for sharing ☺
    Liebe Grüße

  16. Awwwwwww Sheila! Your photos ar so precious - brought tears to my eyes when I read how much you love being a grandmother! I'm still enjoying my young daughter (and teenage son) but am also hoping to be a grandmother one day!!!
    Merry Christmas sweetheart!
    Vikki xoxoxoxo