Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I have the best friends in the entire world!

A very dear friend sent me a gift this week.  Her name is Ruth Davis, she is in her early 80s.  About 10 or 12 years ago, she kept pestering me to find her a needle point canvas with a corgi on it.  I'd seen some around but frankly, they weren't very good.  I knew that Linda Ozelis had a friend that painted some, though, that were just stunning.  So I bided my time and waited until the next National specialty and bought one of these lovely works of art.  I brought it home and presented it to Ruth and she was just thrilled and I was delighted that I'd made her so happy.  And then I just forgot about it.
Fast forward to the current date and yes, she sent me the needlepoint.  It was around an 18 count which means 18 teeny tiny little stitches to the inch.  Further, Ruth is fighting macular degeneration in her eyes.  This means her sight is going.  She did this needlepoint for me and had it framed.  The holes were so tiny she had to use 3 strands of embroidery thread and match up the colors.  She did this because she loves me.  I cannot believe she did it for me.  So let me share it with you.  It is a real work of art and it is going up on my wall in a day or two (we have to have the rain stop so Jerry can get in his workshop and find the right nail thingies that go in the wall and make it very secure).
Thank you, Ruth...I love you so much!


  1. That is just beautiful!

  2. Absolutely amazing and very expressive!