May 7, 2011

Family trees

Family Tree Embroidery
Stitched by Tiny Apartment Crafts - read her pattern review

One of my favorite things to do with my mom is pore over our family tree. She has a bad memory - mine's even worse, so every time we comb through our collective memory we marvel over all the weird names, funny memories and bittersweet happiness of having had such a very big family with such strange, wonderful, and adventurous lives.

That's why I was so excited to see this new family tree pattern by Liz Stiglets:
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Stitched by cozyblueliz

I thought it would be a great way to commemorate Mother's Day - well, hey I know you probably can't stitch it overnight, but just sitting down with your parents and mapping out the names of all your loved ones would be a great way to spend part of your day. It could also be a sweet wedding gift or a gift for a brand new mom. Or maybe even a gift for yourself, as you add the names of everyone who is special in your life...

The pattern is available in Liz's shop, Cozy Blue. Thanks, Liz, for sharing this with us! :) And if any of you have stitched this up, please be sure to share a link with us!

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea! My oldest sister's MIL cross stitched a sampler with the names and birthdays of the grandkids for my mom. It's become a treasured piece in our home.

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  2. This is brilliant! I might stitch the names in the concentric circles for the years in which the grandchildren are born - thank you for a great idea!!

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  3. I saw this item earlier and fell in love with it! Think I might start one for my daughter who is expecting our first grandbaby in September!

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  4. that is so absolutely beautiful - and meant to last, love it

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  5. For someone that loves genealogy and stitching this is great! Thanks for posting!

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  6. Thanks for linking to my blog! I totally recommend this pattern, it was easy and really cute. If you were stitching this up for a first baby, you might want to frame it in such a way that you could add names in the future if their family grows.

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  7. Oh! It's great idea! Genealogy is my hobby! Thank you for this post!

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  8. I love this, what a great idea. However am seeing the 'loop' being used more and more as frames. Could you tell me what the back looks like and how are they finished ? I would love to have a go framing my work like this.

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  9. Lovely! like it that it says "Stig" in the middle, my cats name ♡

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  10. Here's mine - I was inspired by this post to get the pattern and, at last, here it is! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennyjacoby/5808078648/in/photostream/

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