Hand stitched gifts, just because

This past spring I was overcome with the urge to make each of my siblings something hand-stitched. This is one of those somethings that I made, this one for my younger sister and her husband. I asked her for a favorite quote of theirs, and she told me a couple. This one by St. Teresa of Avila was just the right length: “Everything other than pleasing God is nothing.” I hand embroidered everything on natural linen, then stitched it into a wall hanging with corner pockets on the back for hanging.everythingDSC_0176 DSC_0175

And look what my mom made me! Isn’t this cross-stitched panda bear too cute? I really love him.bear2 bear

I am still figuring out just where to hang him up.

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