Regarding the People

Counted Cross-stitch

I am so very thankful that we live close to both our kids and that we get to see them both with some regularity. I am a grandmother of two granddaughters. They belong to our daughter and her husband.

When babies are born, many gifts are given. Many gifts are practical and useful. Many gifts are beautiful.

I know that my daughter and her husband are very grateful for each and every gift that has been given to them. There’s one in particular that I want to tell you about.

Our daughter is on staff at our church. There is a man in the choir who had asked our daughter for a picture of their older daughter. I’ll call her Baby Cakes. Our daughter was a bit curious, but didn’t think too much of it. In fact, she forgot all about it.

Recently, it was revealed why the man wanted a picture of Baby Cakes. He had designed and stitched a beautiful counted cross-stitch project in honor of Baby Cakes! I’m not even kidding you when I tell you that it is one of the most beautiful pieces of art I’ve ever seen in my life. I have a sister who did counted cross-stitch for years, so I know and can truly appreciate the amount of time and skill it takes to complete a project of this caliber. It is triple-matted. It has a sweet poem in the top left corner and Baby Cake’s birth statistics in the bottom right corner. But let me tell you the best part. That man had somehow converted that picture and stitched an image of Baby Cakes that stretches from the bottom left corner to the top right corner.

Practical gifts are so needed and very much appreciated. But sometimes the world must just stop and appreciate skill, talent, beauty, generosity, thoughtfulness and love.

Do you know of anyone who has an unexpected talent?

I think I’ll send that man a card.

This card is part of Paint Chip, First Series.


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