Monday, January 26, 2009

Lost But Found


Years ago when the children were young I enjoyed doing crewel embroidery and made one of these little horses each year to go on our Christmas tree. As you can see (photo below), they are dated; the first one is dated 1979.

I have six children and only finished three horses. Life got too busy, so I put the needlework away and went on to more important matters.

This Christmas as I took these three precious little horses out of their boxes and placed them on the tree, I wished I had continued to make six of them to hand down to each of my children as keepsakes.

Last night, a vague memory came to me as I was about to drift off to sleep. I got up from bed, went to my closet and found a box that had not been opened for years. Inside, I found two little crewel horse kits that were completely untouched! Well, that would make five when the two were completed. I needed one more. Today, I found one on the Internet and now I'll be able to complete the set.

I have been excited all day about finding the tiny treasures in my closet and the sixth one on the web. This year, God willing, I will finish my children's keepsakes

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27 comments:

Silentwhisper said...

Thank you Barbara for your visit and lovely comment to my new blog-I promise I'll try not to swear when your around when the moon drags that dreaded tide and upturns my hormones.
(Chuckles...)

Very nice blog you have.Something calm and sweet about it from the get go-Smiles-

Dee.

Terri Tiffany said...

That is so great that you found two more and then the other!! Your kids will love them!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! those are so sweet! *smiling*

KKJD1 said...

How cool. I know they will enjoy those even more because you made them. Hope you have a wonderful day! Blessings, KAren

Janna Qualman said...

What gorgeous horses! I'm so glad you found the means to complete your collection. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ooo, if I got one of those, I'd frame it! Beautiful. Your 6-pack is a lucky crew. :)

Linda said...

Wow--that's amazing. Those are awesome little horses--we've always loved them!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Wow how cool that is to find the rest of the set. Love them.

Joanne said...

Oh those are so charming! It's nice that you'll be completing the set, with just a little break between the first three and these new ones ;)

Barbara said...

Silentwhisper- Thank you for visiting. Come back soon.

Barbara said...

Terri- I'm so excited about starting the latest ones!

Barbara said...

Kathryn- I'm glad I could share them with all of you.

Barbara said...

KKJD1- Ditto.

Barbara said...

Janna- I'm so glad you like them!

Barbara said...

Angie- Framing is a good idea.

Barbara said...

Linda R.- Next Christmas I hope to have six on the tree.

Barbara said...

Lea- Yes, I still can hardly believe it.

Barbara said...

Joanne- I was afraid that I would never find the sixth.

Willa Fae said...

I love handmade Christmas ornaments! I still have some my kids made when they were in Bible School and grade school! I have passed some along already and kept a few precious ones! Sweet memories!

Barbara said...

Willa Fae- Yes, they are all precious treasures from the sweet past when our children were little.

Anonymous said...

Your ornamnets are just adorable.
thank you for sharing...so glad you were able to complete your set...Happy stitching to you.

Jill

Barbara said...

Jill- Thank you for enjoying them.

Marilyn said...

Barbara,
Those horses look so sweet...and familiar. I think I have one like it in my hoarde of ornaments.

Barbara said...

Marilyn- Wow, did you stitch it yourself?

Michele said...

I'm sure your family will treasure these as much as I treasure the keepsakes made by my own mother. These objects certainly hold special meaning for me. So glad that you could complete the set. Your blog is a beautiful place to visit. Thank you!

Barbara said...

Michele- I wish I had more of my mother's handiwork to pass down. Sometimes it isn't appreciated it until the loved one is gone.

Michele said...

Very true!