Saturday, April 7, 2012

Eveline Is Finished, But She Is Now Called Valda

I stayed up late last night to put the final stitches in this one.



I decided to put my Grandmother's name in it and her birthday.



I think it is a very sweet sampler and I enjoyed stitching it.
My Grandmother hated her first name and used Irene. Everyone called her Tim.
She was the oldest of 4. My Great Grandfather moved the family from Port Granby in Ontario to NC back it the 20's. My Grandmother graduated from High School in Garner, NC and went on to Duke.



Here she is on her wedding day in NYC. She and my Grandfather raised their family outside of Philadelphia.



My Mom was the oldest of her 4 daughters. Unfortunately she developed Alzheimer's when I was in High School and by the time I was 18 she no longer recognized us.
I miss her. We called her NanNan , her mother we called Nana.

So, what is next? I am going to spend some time on my April ornament.

Rich is down the road at a military truck rally. The weather is perfect for it. Tomorrow we are going to my Mom's for dinner.

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs!
Chris

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24 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish. I love this sweet sampler and it's nice to be able to personalize it with any name we wish.

Krista said...

What a beautiful finish. I love that you personalized it with your grandmother's name. And all of your family photos are so lovely, thank you for sharing. One of my hobbies is my family history, it is so interesting to have the details and the photos from so long ago.
Enjoy your Easter, Chris!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful sampler, Chris! I love that you personalized it and am sure your grandmother would be tickled! Great old photos! I love your grandmother's dress and her headpiece, too!

marly said...

What a special sampler. Love the old photos.

MoonBeam said...

It is a sweet little sampler. Your photos and story round out the tribute very nicely. Really nice job.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Bobbi

Catherine said...

Such a sweet sampler finish ~. And a wonderful tribute to your grandmother!
Have a wonderful Easter!

Faye said...

Nice job Chris~~ And I loved reading a little of your family history.. Take care, Faye

Margaret said...

A lovely finish, and so nice that it's dedicated to your grandmother. I enjoyed reading about her and your family history.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I've never seen this design before, it's very pretty. I enjoyed seeing the family photos - it's put me in the mood to look out some old albums.

Barb said...

Hi Chris, What a lovely sampler and a wonderful tribute to your grandmother!!

robindefender said...

Beautiful finish and what a cool idea to use a family member's name. I didn't know your family had a Duke connection, LOL.

See you next weekend!

Ranae said...

Pretty finish and I love how you personlized it.
Have a great time at your mom's

Deborah said...

Wonderful sampler! Love that you personalized it. Love the photos.

butterfly said...

What a lovely post Chris you brought tears to my eyes.
lovely stitching.
Happy Easter.

Katrina said...

What a sweet finish!!! And I love the tribute to your grandmother :-).

Carol said...

Such a beautiful and sweet tribute to your Grandma, Chris. The colors are so pretty and I really love the simple beauty of this design.

Wishing you a very happy Easter with your family :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely and gear dedication!

Melissa said...

What a lovely piece and a wonderful way to remember your grandma!

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching, Chris. I think that's a really sweet gesture you've done, stitching your grandma's name on the sampler.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Sally said...

A beautiful finish and a lovely tribute to your grandmother.

BeckySC said...

Beautiful finish, Chris :)
Congratulations!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my goodness your sampler is beautiful! No wonder you put your grandmother's name on it. What a beautiful, interesting, and accomplished woman!!
Linda

TeresaB said...

What a beautiful way to honor your great-grandmother! She looked so happy in her wedding picture. Great work!

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing those photos of your grandmother with us Chris! Alzheimer's is a terrible disease, especially for the family. What a lovely way to remember her by.