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Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!!


 I gifted the above embroidery kit to sew to my grandma the Christmas before she passed away.

The next Christmas, my grandma went to the emergency room on Christmas.

We did not get to celebrate with her that season, she ended up staying at the hospital and later moved to palliative care. She was moved to Dove Hospice and passed away in late January.

I had forgot about the embroidery kit we had gifted her. While cleaning her apartment, there was the embroidery project, all finished, sitting in her closet. 

It was such a gift to find. A true treasure.

We placed it in a shadow box style frame and added twinkle lights.

It is one of my favorite decorations to bring out each year.

Merry Christmas





  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family dear Carla. What a treasure that you found and what great memories of your grandma. You may not see her physically but she is still with you in spirit. May Christmas brings you health, peace, joy, hope and contentment.

    Hugs, Julia 💞🎄

  2. What a lovely memory you have.... Very, very sweet.

    Happy, Happy Christmas,
    To you and yours.

  3. High fives to you in Wisconsin; I was raised in that green state, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Your embroidery art has a sweet story to it. Merry Christmas.

  4. It is beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Love, Debby
    (I still have to go back and find some posts of yours that I accidentally deleted)

  5. This made me smile just in thinking how much joy this brought you. Such a very special treasure to have and you have displayed it in a very special way. Thank you for sharing.... Hope your Christmas was very joyful...

  6. Oh what a great gift and treasure to find and now have in memory of your grandmother.
    Hope your Christmas was nice. Now we can enjoy these last few days before we ring in the new year. Praying that 2021 will be a better year for all of us. xoxo Kris

  7. What a lovely thing to be able to treasure. I hope your Christmas was a good one Carla.

  8. What a special way to remember your grandma each year.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  9. What a beautiful story about your grandmother’s embroidery piece, and how lovely that you can enjoy it every Christmas, it’s gorgeous.
    Found you whilst blog hopping, would be lovely to see you over at mine at emeraldcottage.blogspot.com

  10. Oh, that is very special, Carla. What a beautiful tribute to your grandma.

  11. I know you will treasure this always. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  12. Truly wonderful story and so much like the next post I have planned for my blog, which I have outlined but not yet written, that it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It is certainly a time of year for memories, and for paying homage to the past while we plan for the future. xoxo

  13. What a treasured embroidery this is, Carla. And a beautiful story. I can see why it means so much to you. I love what your grandma wrote on it, "Joy to the World." I will think about that this week. : )


  14. Such a lovely thing to be able to treasure... very special.
    Hoping your Christmas was a good one, although different this year ours was still good.

    All the best Jan


High Fives from Wisconsin!