I realized I just don't have the wall space to frame,hang/store all the larger projects I'd like to stitch --one of which is Christmas at Hawk Run.
So I'm going to do the images as individual ornaments, then finish them using the same backing materials to give them a somewhat coordinated look. The song that runs through this
"I heard the bells" was my Mom's favorite. She sang in the church choir and had a lovely, rich alto voice. We went to Christmas service for the last time together before I moved to England in 1979 and she asked me to sing for her at that service. Because of her cancer treatments, she was no longer able to.
Her favorite verse in this song is "Now peal the bells more loud and sweet
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep. The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,with
peach on earth good will to men." It was the sweetest time together. When she died two years later while I was still in England, I was thankful for all wonderful memories of our times together, but even more of the examples in her life that pointed to her deep conviction that God is a God of love who's eye is always on the one thought least of. She was deeply compassionate, full of fun and tremendously committed to all six of us kids. Even after 20+ years, I miss her. But am so grateful to have had the opportunity to know her and to have been loved by her. Wow, did not intend to write any of this. Thanks Mom.
May your fingers be flying...Peg