Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesdays Treasures

It is a miserable wet and windy day here on the East Coast , mild but raining and down right miserable , think I'd rather snow.
 Today is Tuesday so that means sharing a treasure and our host for Tuesdays Treasures is Melody of The House on the Side of the Hill , be sure to stop by and check to see what others are sharing this week. 
 My treasure today is actually something I did many years ago, I would say it would be one of my first attempts at embroidery and I wanted to have something to hang on Robbie's wall as he was just a baby at the time so it wasn't yesterday for sure .So I traced off this picture of the little boy from a coloring book , always did love to color and just did an outline stitch and a few french knots , had no clue what I was doing but  I do remember enjoying making this for him. I can see that I should have chosen a deeper color for the face and hands of the little boy but I probably did not have a lot of choice in floss .
It is just a simple design but it spoke little boy to me and he did like it , wonder if he remembers it now? I framed it in an antique frame we had picked up at an auction , we went to a lot of auctions in those days , most of our furniture came from there at the time . I must be getting nostalgic as I really enjoy looking back at the time when our boys were young ,how fast the time has flown by.  I think I will share one more treasure from a similar time , a few years later as we had two boys by this time and I was expecting the third . We were in New Brunswick our neighboring province and it was in the summer and a young girl was sitting in the mall drawing portraits with chalks so we had her draw our boys and I think this is really lovely .She was just a young girl , perhaps around 16 and was trying to make some money with her talent , often wonder what she is doing today . I don't remember her first name but the signature on the drawing is J Hasinger .

 This is Rob and Roger , lets see Rob would have been about three and Roger almost 18months ,this is a perfect likeness of them at that time , so cute. So off you go now and see what others are sharing ,it is always interesting .
 I normally go to quilting on Tuesdays but not today , my body is not happy with this weather and I must take it easy . Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy a great day.
hugs Sheila 

14 comments:

  1. What great treasures! For a Father's Day gift, my sister once commissioned a pencil drawing from a photo of her two young boys. Twenty years later, it is a priceless treasure.

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  2. Love your treasures today, Sheila. Very good job with a first attempt at embroidery. Who would know that?

    Love the sketch of your boys. Those are precious for sure:)

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  3. What a precious post! The picture brings back memories of when my two boys were that same age and I was expecting my third. And I just love your embroidery!

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  4. What sweet treasures! Your little embroidery is so cute! :0)

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  5. Sweet embroidery. It must bring back wonderful memories.

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  6. Beautiful memories.I love your treasures.

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  7. Lovely treasures. The sketch is wonderful. Love the cute embroidery. Hugs,

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  8. Those are lovely treasures... so fun to look back at your early work and how wonderful to have the portraits... hope your weather is kind to you...
    Hugz

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  9. Both pictures are really charming and remind me of times when my boys were little too. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Great treasures Sheila...isn't it nice to look back like this. By lunch time here the rain had stopped and was a lovely day...dull; but like spring

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  11. I certainly do remember that embroidery and the chalk sketch. I am enjoying the memory lane trip just as much as you are and missing home. Please continue to share...love reading your blog! Love, Rob

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  12. I certainly do remember that embroidery and the chalk sketch. I am enjoying the memory lane trip just as much as you are and missing home. Please continue to share...love reading your blog! Love, Rob

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  13. I love your embroidery and those sketches are just gorgeous. How talented was that young lass?? We have something in common weather wise today Sheila.

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