A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Friday, January 11, 2008

Forgotten Worth--Shown Tell Friday

I am participating in Kelli's Show and Tell Friday.
Please go on over and see the other wonderful
things that people have on their blogs.





I found this Counted Cross-stitch at a Goodwill. I bought it
not because I thought it the most stylish, wonderful thing I
had ever seen...but because of what it represents. To me it
shows many hours of loving handwork. I used to do some basic
cross-stitch, but I never got to this level of detail. I would be overwhlemed.
On the back it says done by Dawn (will leave off the last name) 1996
..and here it was at Goodwill, I just could not leave it there.
I don't know IF it was a gift or her own possession, nonetheless, it was Forgotten
....and I rescued it for .99.......that is less than $1.00.......How could I leave it?
Where will it go in my home ?
Probably hang in my pink, "lovely room "as my husband calls it
....it is now NOT FORGOTTEN.
~~Deby~~



45 comments:

Cathy said...

It's beautiful! I'm sure it's happy to be in a home where it will be appreciated. It's so sad when such lovely pieces of needlework are tossed aside--but wonderful when they are rescued!

Cathy :)

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Thank you for rescuing this treasure. As a fellow cross-stitcher I can say that a 99 cent Goodwill fate is no place for such a labor of love. I'm sure Dawn would be grateful!

Persuaded said...

What a heartbreaker it would be for "Dawn" to know that her wonderful work was discarded to Goodwill! But how heartwarming for you to rescue it and give it a home.

The irony is that these types of things, which may be out of style for a season, will eventually become quite rare and valuable.. especially one created with the level of skill this obviously was! Someday this work of art may be worth a mint!

Mrs.B said...

Wow this is amazing! I think it looks so homey and cozy. It looks like a lot of work went into it. I'm glad you rescued it. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Penless Thoughts said...

How sweet you "adeopted" it. I am like you, Deby. When I see these things that have so much work in them it makes me sad that who ever ended up with them did not treasure them.
Susan

Sarah said...

I am so glad you rescued it. As a cross stitcher and one who loves homemade gifts and such I find it sad when I see such a lovely work cast aside, wether it be for a gift or for her own pleasure. I made a Proverbs 31 samper for my friend a couple years ago, it was detailed and I enjoyed making it. So good job in rescuing it and now I want to take a trip to my Goodwill to see what I can rescue.
God bless,
Sarah
www.homeschoolblogger.com/OhioSarah

Feathering My Nest said...

Oh the crossstitch is precious and someone did spend much time making it. I'm so glad you rescued it and get to keep it for your own.

Thanks for stopping by my place.

Kathi

Sarah said...

It's beautiful, what a treasure to buy for only 99 cents! I love cross stitch too.

lizzykristine said...

I've visited before but I think this is my first comment. :)

As someone who has done a little cross-stitch and then switched to crochet because I wasn't patient enough for that much small detail... I can appreciate what a valuable piece it is. Not to mention lovely! :)

Yay for rescuing it!

Barbara H. said...

Oh, my! I can't imagine anyone would give this away! It would be so interesting to know the story behind it. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Haus Frau said...

I cannot believe someone got rid of that, Deby. No way. But I'm **ever** so glad you can enjoy the hours this type of handiwork produced. It's beautiful.

Lisa said...

What a lovely treasure. A lot of time and effort went into it, that's for sure! It was worth rescuing. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to have new visitors.

MammyT said...

good of you to rescue it. Well worth the effort. Can you believe something that beautiful and lovingly made ends up like that. Ir's sad, really. Like 'persuaded' said, it will grow in value.
Nancy

Randi said...

I love stories like this. I'm so glad this little piece was found by you.

Muum said...

that is a beautiful cross stitch. I used to do some cross stitch, but I am interminably slow. Thanks for visiting my blog , today! And I love the name of your blog, we really can all be daughters of the King.

Amy said...

It is lovely. It reminds that I need to work on my Amazing Grace cross stitch . . .

homebutnotalone said...

Wow I'm a cross stitcher too and it is VERY HARD to give up pieces that have been worked on for so long.

This is a lovely piece, what a find. Well done you.

Susan said...

Awww, it's beautiful! And I know it will be happy living at your house!

Betty said...

Hi, it's me again. I just a minute ago left you a comment, and I'm not sure if it went through. I don't see it here. Let me know whether or not you got it.

TJ said...

Wow I can't imagine how much time that must have taken to stitch. I'm glad you rescued it.

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you rescued it and appreciate it. It is shameful how some don't value handmade items.

nannykim said...

It would be interesting to know the story behind that! And a Goodwill store is having a grand opening in our town next week, can't wait!

Cindy said...

How beautiful and wonderful that you appeciate it. Your blog is lovely.

kbbryant said...

It is so sweet that you rescued this lovely piece. Good for you!
Kathy b

Sharon said...

I would have done the same! So much time invested in that piece. I'm glad you rescued it.
:-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice project, so much work - labor of love rather. I'm so glad you brought it home with you! It's a little sad to think it was no longer wanted where it was. Maybe there was a nicer story than that though!

Katherine

Kelli said...

I feel the same way when I see certain things at thrift stores, I have to rescue them! I'm glad you found this sweet cross-stitch, I love dollhouses of any kind! It's beautiful!
Hugs,
Kelli

mrs. said...

Oh I love it and the framing is perfect. All those hours put in and it gets discarded at Goodwill. I would be so heartbroken. I'm glad you got it and brought it home.

Denita~~
http://www.homesteadblogger.com/bluegrassridge/

Stephanie said...

I can only imagine all the time it took to make that. What a great job :)
Its very pretty

Mommy said...

Ok, this is *very* strange. My husband's aunt is named Dawn, and I vaugly remember my husband's grandmother having something like that. I can't remember if my husband's aunt cross stiches, but I am wondering....

Did Dawn's last name start with a G by chance?

I think it is very pretty too, even if it wasn't made by my husband's aunt. :)

Mrs.T said...

This is so beautiful, Deby. And I am so happy that you rescued it and you're not only giving it a wonderful home, but sharing it with many others who will appreciate its beauty and value. I can't even imagine how many hours of work went into this.

Thank you for rescuing it and for sharing it!

Folded Wings said...

It is a very beautiful cross stitch. I did one and it was called Prov. 31 and looked very much the same. It took me a long long time to do it because of all the detail.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Oh, I could just hug you for your sweet thoughtful heart. That is exactly the way I feel. I am so glad that you rescued it. I am glad that it has a proper place to hang where it is appreciated. connie from Texas

Sharon said...

Wow, that is amazing! The artist did such a great job! I would have picked it up if I found it too!

:0) Sharon

Pam said...

It is gorgeous and reminds me of what used to be my dream home!

It seems you are as sentimental as I am!

Mobunny said...

I know what you mean.....I see things all the time that I know took somebody lots of time and care, and there it is in a thrift store.
ugh.

Julieann said...

I am so glad you rescued it--it is beautiful!!

Julieann

Mary Isabella said...

I have cross stich and that took many hours. I am so glsgd it found you and your home. Smiles...

Folded Wings said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and yes I agree with you. Motherhood are not nurtured in little girls as you said in your comment - some of the dolls are really ugly get to play with.

CookieSunshine said...

I completely agree. It is adorable.
-Cookie

Lynne said...

I'm a cross-stitcher and I cna imagine the work that went into making that lovely piece-I'm glad you rescued it!

La Tea Dah said...

Your new home cross-stitch is simply beautiful! I am so glad you rescued it and will treasure it. Sometimes I buy bits and pieces of embroidery and linens as well --- simply to rescue them (and because I love old linens!). Thank you for sharing with us!

LaTeaDah

J-ME said...

How absolutely adorable. I can't imagine taking something like that to Goodwill, or anyplace. I am so glad you rescued the labor of love.
I love cross stitched items.

Rosella said...

This piece is beautiful. I cannot believe that you found it for sale. It must have taken years to finish. What a great find. Thank you for rescuing it.

bee'nme said...

Hi there! I found your blog through a comment you left over at Lallee's - isn't the internet grand! LOVE it here at your place! I was looking around your lovely site and saw this cross-stitch treasure and I wanted to say that I echo your sentiments 100%. I have a fairly sizeable collection of embroidered pieces that I've similarly saved from garage sales and thrift stores and I SO appreciate and honor the effort and patience and skill of the crafter behind the piece. You did REAL good with this save - I can't believe it was .99 - wow!! Thanks for saving it and sharing it. I doubt the person that stitched it would have ever imagined it's journey or its impact... Lord only knows who our creative endeavors are meant to bless, or where they may end up - but He does!! I just love that about the Lord!! :o)

Glad to have found you - I've bookmarked you and will be back!!

Blessings,
Becky S. - Just Bee 'n Me