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Monday, February 13, 2012

"But the Greatest of These is Love" -Tokens of Affection

It always strikes me, as Valentine's Day approaches, 
that "Love" should be celebrated everyday of the year.

For it is, after all,
The Greatest Gift of All!

"Love Suffers long and is kind;
Love does not envy;
Love does not parade itself about, 
it is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely
does not seek its' own;
is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity,
but rejoices in the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, 
Hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails."  
(I Corinthians 13:4-8)

My own  needlework creations, 
in celebration of "LOVE" 
Patricia Ann Designs
2011 Just Cross-Stitch Ornament Issue
28 Count Antique White Cashel Linen
Krenik Fine Braid #8
DMC Threads
Mill Hill Red Seed Beads
I love the beautifully muted roses of  this fabric
that I used for the back of the ornament.
Stitched for my sister-in-law, Marsha,
who adores "HEARTS".
She displays them all around her house year round.
Happy Valentine's Day, Marsha!

Most of my stitching endeavors these past weeks have
included hearts in the designs.
BBD "Small Token Reward of Merit Pincushion"
Stitched on 32 Count Vintage Sand Dune Linen
Worked with Crescent Colours Threads
Finished with a small scissor's pocket on the back.
I had been pondering for a few days about how 
I wanted to finish this pincushion.
I am so pleased with the way it has turned out!

And now, for some of our own "Little Loves".....
Miss Ella with Baby and Teddy All Wearing Diapers!
Harrison @ 1 Month Old
Smiling for Daddy!
Emerson Playing Cowboy  
in his Play Fort
Big Brother, Emerson Gives Baby Harrison a Kiss!
How Adorable!

"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three.
But the greatest of these is 
LOVE."
(I Corinthians 13: 13)

May you be blessed with love always!

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful Scripture and beautiful stitching! I love how you finished the Pins and Needles cushion with the scissors pocket on the back!

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  2. Your stitching and finishing is wonderful! So appropriate for Valentine's Day! And your little grandchildren -- so cute and adorable! Love the pictures!

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  3. Love your finishes!! And, wow, what great pictures of the little ones!

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  4. Beautiful stitching and finishing! The grand babies are gorgeous. Miss Ella's eyes are so big and blue.

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  5. Happy Valentines day Kathy.
    You have a beautiful family.
    Love your stitching so pretty.

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  6. awww such cute photos of the cutest babies :)
    love for them all..
    sweet stitching too..like always,,
    big hugs for you cucki xx

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  7. Your stitching is beautiful and I couldn't agree more with you that "Love should be celebrated every day of the year.
    Gorgeous photos of your grandchildren:)

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  8. Beautifuk chailds,bery nice work.
    Happy Valentin's DAY!

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  9. Hello

    Just found your blog.

    Lovely stitchy finishes and lovely children too!

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  10. Lovely post.
    Happy Valentine's day!

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  11. Lots of love both in your beautiful stitching and in your lovely family, Kathy--you are very blessed indeed :)

    ♥♥♥ Happy Valentine's Day ♥♥♥

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  12. Much love to you Kathy, a lovely post.
    Your scissor pocket finish is beautiful and your grandchildren are so lovely.

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  13. Oh Kathy thank you. May you also always be blessed with love. Such darling grandchildren. An Emerson! That is my 15 year old son's name. :) Your stitching is beautiful, and I truly love the rose fabric as well.

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  14. Such a pretty heart design from PatriciaAnn!! That fabric is familiar to me because I have the same fabric!! Funny though that I've used it for Christmas ornies!! Love that sweet pillow/scissor case finish Kathy.

    Happy Valetine's Day!

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  15. Kathy,

    Your stitching is beautiful! I love how you finished the Pins and Needles stitchery. That one is on my to stitch list. :o)

    Your grandbabies are so sweet and they must bring much joy!!!

    Happy Valentine's day!

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  16. Such sweet babies and all your hearts look beautiful.

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  17. Your work is just beautiful!
    Love the pictures of your grandchildren, such sweet little faces. :)

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  18. Awwww, your grandchildren are adorable!
    Such beautiful stitching Kathy! I love the BBD pincushion. You've finished it beautifully!

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  19. What adorable sweethearts! And stitching, too. ;)

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  20. Lovely finishes, congratulations

    Cute photos of the Grandchildren

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