Friday, April 8, 2011


Well, Friends, here we are at the end of another week. And here's what I finally finished! This is the second chart of Blackbird's Anniversaries of the Heart series. In other words, it's the February chart. I chose to dedicate it to my maternal grandmother Ina Leive. Her birthday was Feb 6th, 1892. She was so special to me because she made me feel special, and anyone that she came in contact with. She'd greet me with, " How's my Sharyn today?" I, in turn, have followed her example when greeting my grandchildren. Grandma was a petite lady with a smile that would make her eyes twinkle. She was a fantastic storyteller and we grandchildren would love to hear her tell her wonderful stories about homesteading in Montana, and adventures with her 3 children on the Kansas farm. I so wish that we'd recorded these stories or someone would have written them down. I never tired of hearing them. This design provided quite a challenge to me. I have never seen myself as a bricklayer, but feel pretty experienced now after building this house! Thanks for visiting. I always appreciate your comments. I hope everyone has a stitchy weekend!


  1. What a lovely tribute to your Grandmother. And how nice to pass the greeting on to your grandchildren...I'm sure they too will have fond memories of their Grandmother!

    What? No more brick laying!? LOL

  2. Such lovely memories laid among the brick and morter... lovely stitches, too. Great job!

  3. Congratulations on your finish Sharyn. You did some fine bricklaying on your house and surely one that your grandma would approve. Your grandma sounds like a very warm person.
    Now move on to the next block. LOL.

  4. What a great tribute to your dear Grandmother!

  5. Lovely, Sharyn, your memories put a smile on my face this morning....Samplermakers is a wonderful community...hope to see you around!..


  6. Sharyn, it is lovely! I am dedicating mine to DH's maternal grandmother, her birthday is the 14th. Your grandmother sounds like an absolutely wonderful lady who made a huge impression on you. Funny the things we remember about our grandparents. The fun, smells from the kitchen, smiles, and of course the looks when we were naughty! LOL Congrats on your finish!