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 

16 comments:

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

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

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  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.

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  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..

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

    Hugz

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

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  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 :)

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  11. Beautiful family Sheila and your Santa is so cool

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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
    Bente

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  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

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