Monday, February 2, 2009

Jacks House


My now 13 year old son drew this beautiful picture when he was just 6 . I loved it the instant I saw it and of course immediately framed it .

Not long after we decided it would look nice stitched and so with the help of a very enthusiastic

young fella we stitched "his" design onto a scrap of the wrap that my husband and I bought our first child home in . My son was bought home in this wrap as my husband was so so excited to bring us both home he left the house without the going home outfit I had made . My first child was bought home in a "borrowed" nappy and singlet and wrap .

He has not suffered any lingering problems due to this .

As a designer I have produced , published and sold many stitchery patterns but this little piece is the one that means the most to me .



18 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Just beautiful....So sentimental!
I made recently a memory board and covered it with a patterned wrap from one of my Girls...IT is now extra special too,

Treann said...

Hi Clare, Great picture, you have to hang on to those. I just love children's drawings and artwork...treasures I call them. Cheers Treann

Barb said...

I can see how that would mean alot to you. They grow up way to fast. What a clever way to display it.

Carla said...

That is so sweet. My granddaughter drew for me when she would visit. I hated putting them away so I chose my favorites, shrunk them down and printed them on magnet so I could put them on my fridge.

Kerri said...

That is so sweet. I can see why you treasure it.

Julia said...

That is so sweet. I can see why you treasure it.
When he is grown up...say for his 21st or 40th birthday when he has his own children..you can present it to him if you can part with it...
Julia ♥

edward and lilly said...

It makes for a lovely stitchery.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Priceless.....

Tozz said...

Oh Clare that is very special indeed. :)

jorja said...

Dont childrens drawings make the most beautiful stitcheries, and yours is no exception Clare. I just wish I had wall space to do the same, but alas, my house is all windows and doors and not much room for anything else.
cheers Jorja

Kitty said...

That's lovely. x

Michelle said...

oh that is the sweetest...
and a really cool design...it has made a great stitchery...
i think he should do a few more...

Kerryanne English said...

What a lovely way to remember such priceless memories Clare.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Lin said...

Such a great idea! He must think it's pretty special.

mellyandrosie said...

So sweet!!!! These things mean so much don't they! Something to be treasured and
forever!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful story, Clare. I can imagine this is your best stitchery ever.

lesley said...

How beautiful. I can totally see why it means soooooo much to you. I don't have children myself but I'm lucky enough to have an extra special friend who sends me things that her children have created and made for me. I display them in my kitchen and when the next batch comes through I place the old ones in a little keepsake tin. xx

Clare said...

Its lovely Clare and what a truly precious memento to hand down to your children.