Thursday, February 3, 2011

The memory box....

 About a week ago, I was contacted by a friend of mine who needed a Memory Box for a couple that she knew who had lost their daughter.  Well I put my two brain cells together and this is what I came up with.  I was told she loved the color pink and was very girly.  The design is a Cherished Stitches pattern called "Forget Me Not".  What could be more perfect?  All of the stitching was done with silk on cream Belfast linen.  The saying in the center was stitched over 1 thread and on the inside lid, I also stitched her sweet name.  (I placed a piece of paper there to protect her parents.)  All of the ribbons and bows are silk/satin and on the lid instead of beads, I sewed 4 very tiny pink buttons at the four corners of the design.  This turned out very sweet but I really didn't enjoy stitching this one.  Like I told my friend, with every stitch I made, I thought of how much her parents must of loved her and how empty their lives will now be without her.

As always, Barbara

5 comments:

Carolyn said...

Louie, this turned out absolutely awesome! I know they will be so thrilled and will cherish it forever. It is truly so pretty. :) Love you

Carol said...

You did a wonderful job on the memory box, Barbara. I hope that the memories of their daughter that are placed inside will give the parents some peace...

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Seems to me there's no greater honor than this expression of love and respect that you've created, beautiful...

CalamityJr said...

I can see why it was a difficult stitch, but it is absolutely beautiful, and you can feel encouraged in knowing that you've helped lessen their grief.

Raven/Missy said...

I can certainly understand how stitching this design was difficult and saddening to do. However it is positively gorgeous! What a beautiful item to remember their daughter by. I am sure they will treasure it as a memory of their child. You really did a fantastic job.