Mar 13, 2016

Boom

Sometimes it takes me a while to produce solutions, but I am happy to wait for the best answer. This should have been realized much sooner after all the samplers I have stitched. 
 
Family initials.  I was still having a problem with the date and wanted this to be very personal, so Patty's initials along with her sister's are now with her mom's name.  Perfect!  Since she is losing her sister to dementia, I think having them all together in this piece was the right decision.  I removed the two bottom branches and added the W for Wadsworth.
 
 I don't know if I mentioned this, but Patty's cousin and her husband were killed in an accident near Nest Lake Bridge, a half mile from Patty's home in February.  They had a fender denter, weren't injured, left their car and were both struck and killed by another motorist.  Patty did not tell her sister because Sandy's type of dementia distorts perception.  This is not Alzheimer's, and although Sandy can't function and has lost her language skills, she still has some recognition. 
 
So now the finishing begins and I hope it goes well.  I think using either black mini or petite pom pom trim along the edge would be nice and look better without the black stitched border, but if I don't use the poms, will probably add it.  For such a small box, the smaller pom would be better???  I also have chenille (the miracle fuzz to hide wonky edges) if the poms give me trouble.  I plan on running a basting line and pulling to gather over a round board.  I'll check Vonna's site for info too. 
 
I hope she likes this, I think she will.
 
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23 comments:

Jacqueline said...

What a sad situation. Love your stitchery.

Merilde said...

It is lovely, Marly. I'm sure your cousin will cherish it. Love the design and that you included all the initials to go with the name. Lori

kelley said...

Looks great Marly...

Carol said...

The initials are the perfect solution, Marly--it looks so special and I know Patty will treasure it. That poor family--how much more can they bear?

gracie said...

It is beautiful...great stitching...

jan said...

You found the perfect solution to your dilemma, Marly. A truly beautiful gift. ...jan

Rugs and Pugs said...

Perfect solution.
How sad about Patty's cousin. We must cherish every moment we can.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Theresa said...

The thread color changes look great. A treasure of a gift for sure.

Penny said...

A beautiful piece for a family who has endured so much. The initials are the perfect answer to your dilemma!

CathieJ said...

What a sad story and family situation. We too are dealing with a family member with dementia (not Alzheimer's) and are in the process of finding out what triggers upset and outbursts. It is such a sad situation. I think the cross-stitch you made is precious. Hugs and prayers.

Barb said...

You are right, family initials are just perfect. Such a sad story about the family!!

Annmarie said...

So special. It will be a treasured gift!

Anonymous said...

Marly it is beautiful and so heartfelt one would say it is perfect for her. You really are as thoughtful and creative as you are funny.
So sad what the family has endured, I am sorry. She is lucky to have you as we all are. BIG hugs. Debbie in IL

blueladie said...

It's beautiful and very touching. TFS. Cathryn

Karen said...

It is lovely.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Looks great! Poor Patty - when it rains....

helen said...

I think your design choices are spot on for this piece Marly - it is beautiful and I am sure it will be treasured.
Thank you for sharing,
Helen
x

C. M. Designs said...

Your ideas are perfection. Your gift is a token of your affection and will be treasured, I'm sure.
So sorry about the tragic accident. We just never know what is going to happen and/or what we will have to endure.
Bless your heart for being so thoughtful.
Charlotte in Va.

Margaret said...

She will love it. You are so thoughtful, and it shows in every stitch and in how you are planning the finish too. So sad about Patty's cousin. So much tragedy.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
What a wonderful and thoughtful piece that will surely be a very treasured gift!! So very sorry to hear about the tragic accident!! May you all find comfort and peace!!
Sending Warmest Hugs~
Julie

Marie said...

Wow, I am still stunned over reading of that horrible accident. I am so sorry, that is so devastating.

Your personalized stitched piece is beautiful. I am certain that it will be a treasured gift.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

So much sorrow and so much love in a sweet, short post. Your gift it beautiful and will be a treasure.

Anonymous said...

You found the perfect solution with the initials. Brought a tear to my eye. I'm so sorry for Patty & will remember her in my prayers. SF

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