Do you remember a few days ago when I posted about this wedding gift my mom made for us? Well, I thought I'd take a picture and show it to you. (It's too beautiful *not* to share!) I feel really blessed that my mom took the time to make it...I know every stitch was done in love for Bobby & me. Check out the groom's eyes...isn't that funny? My mom really did change them to the light ocean blue color of Bobby's eyes (I tease him that's the reason I fell in love with him...you should SEE how gorgeous his eyes are :) and oh, in case you're wondering *why* it says 'Shelly'...that's what all my family calls me. (To be honest, I'm NOT real wild about that nickname so I opted to go with my given name of 'Michelle' on the blog LOL) I *need* to get myself motivated to find a new frame so I can hang this picture after we get settled in the new place. I'll have to post about it later once I do that :)
My mom cross-stitched this picture for my sister. Isn't it just adorable? Did I mention that my mom taught me to cross-stitch? Yeah, she did. I can't say I do it too much anymore. Mostly because it's so time-consuming and I've gotten kind of burned out with giving those kind of handmade things to people who don't really appreciate this type of handiwork. I'm not saying anything bad about anyone; I just think people don't realize it takes such a long time, that's all.
There's one more gift I'd like to tell you about that my mom made for one of my aunts. It's still hanging in my Aunt Lois's kitchen and she said if anything ever happens to her, she wants to give it back to our family. I don't have a picture of it... but anyway - what's REALLY cool (besides its beauty) is that my mom attached a handwritten letter on the back, just sharing her heart like she usually did. I loved that about my mom, too...she was so honest and didn't hold back her feelings. It's so important to do that, you know. Then you don't live with any regrets that way.
Thanks for reading about some sweet memories of my mom!