Show and Tell Friday

show-and-tell.jpg Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home hosts the “Show and Tell Friday,” asking “Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there’s a story behind your special something, that’s even better! If you would like to join in, all you have to do is post your “Show and Tell” on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky.

Those who come by for the Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt will have seen this back in April, but I wanted to “show” and “tell” about it today, too.

I made this when I was expecting my first son 23 years ago. It was from a kit, and it is one of my favorite things I have ever stitched.

Needlework bears

Here is a close-up of the detail I love about this piece. I don’t know if it will show up well, but the little iced cookies are raised and the little cupcakes have french knot icing. I love the stitching for the grass and fringe on the blanket as well.


I like it because it has bears on it; I like it because of their expressions; I like the detail; I like it because it is cute; I like it because I made it for my children; I like it because it is one of the few pieces I’ve stitched that I still have — most things I’ve made were for gifts and were given away.

I don’t know if I will give it to one of my sons when they have children (if they want it) or if I will keep it and use it in a room for grandkids. If they live nearby I’ll probably have a room where they can keep toys and take naps. Until then, it’s tucked away in a closet.

21 thoughts on “Show and Tell Friday

  1. Wow!! That is BEAUTIFUL!! I can only find the patience to do very small cross stitch pieces- like Christmas ornaments. I bought a GORGEOUS cross stitch kit about 8 years ago that had about 6 teacups all stacked up on each other. I worked on it about a week, put it down and didn’t look at it until about 6 months ago. HAHA!! It was sooo faded that I just had to throw it out!! I know, I know.. shame on me. 🙂

    Mrs. U

  2. What a beautiful piece of needlework! I’ve always admired people who know how to do that kind of craft!! Look at all the work you did on it…gorgeous!!! xo

  3. That is the sweetest cross-stitch I’ve ever seen, it’s just beauitful! I love the french knot icing…too cute! You did a wonderful job!

  4. That is such a wonderful gift you have made for your son. I am 33 and I treasure the few things my mother stitched for me as a baby! What a blessing that you still have this and in such great condition!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Pingback: Show and Tell Friday: Cross Stitched Gifts « Stray Thoughts

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