Love, Aunt Dorothy – We Miss You

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  1. Angie says:

    Roseanne – thanks so much for sharing the story about your Aunt Dorothy and cross-stitching. As you know, I am a stitcher, not a quilter, so this post really resonated with me. Wonderful to honor her with this post showing some of her stunning work!

  2. dezertsuz says:

    How sweet that is. Such wonderful memories and I appreciate your sharing them. I don’t do XS, but I admire it from those who do. It’s probably just as well that there’s ONE THING I didn’t catch a passion to do! LOL You have some lovely pieces in your home that she did. This morning in church, we sang God Be With You ‘Til We Meet Again, and I couldn’t get through the whole song, thinking about those who are already on the other side. It sounds like Aunt Dorothy is over there waiting, too. =) Hugs, Susan

  3. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    Your Aunt sounds like such a lovely person! And she speaks to the truth that it does, indeed, take a village. What a blessing that you are hoping to pass on your love for handwork to that certain little someone. Hugs all around!

  4. Such a special legacy…
    My condolences to you and Sue on the passing of your beloved Aunt Dorothy.

    ps-are you and Sue twins?

  5. Thank you sharing about Aunt Dorothy and her wonderful projects and influence in your lives! Hugs!

  6. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Roseanne, what a beautiful story. I too had the cross stitch bug (for a much shorter time). These are beautiful pieces.

  7. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, This is a wonderful touching post, that I am glad that you shared, about a very special person in your lives. What a wonderful woman to have helped you discover two of the passions you enjoy so much. It would be a touching memorial to her if you and Sue could teach both of the little ones to cross stitch and quilt and so fun for all of you if they fell in love with them the way that all of you have! I hope that you will share more of your Aunts beautiful cross stitch projects as well as yours and Sues. That is something I could share on my blog also. Thank you again for sharing this fabulous post! Have a wonderful day!!

  8. Rochelle Summers says:

    Such wonderful memories of a special person. Thank you for sharing.

  9. chrisknits says:

    What a wonderful story. And I bet you could even pass on that legacy to a sweet boy, cause boys can stitch too!

  10. What a lovely story and tribute for your aunt! Her work is gorgeous and it is fun to know that she was an influence in your quilting journey too!

  11. Gretchen says:

    The stitcheries are beautiful!, cross stitch taken to a advanced level!!! What a lovely tribute to your aunt. I hope I’m an inspiration to my nieces the way she was to you guys. Happy Stitching!

  12. I agree, what a lovely story and nice tribute to your aunt. I used to cross stitch, and it’s fun to see it coming back a bit. I’m glad Aunt Dorothy helped the two of you and that your love of crafting/quilting grew from her encouragement and inspiration. I think she would be delighted with this post!

  13. Vicki in MN says:

    Loved your story. You gals have always been crafty I think. That top photo brought back memories because once stitched it or was there a series of it? I have stitched a bunch of snowman pieces but no longer put them out as I have so many snowman decorations.

  14. Aww…what a beautiful story! Cross stitch was my craft choice when I was young mom — I’ve been thinking about starting again 🙂

  15. That’s a lovely tribute to your Aunt Dorothy, Roseanne! Cross-stitch was my first needlecraft love, but I never completed anything as involved as what she made. Those are works of art!

  16. Connie says:

    What a lovely story! I got into petit point at an early age because my godmother was a devotee, then my mother became addicted. I loved particularly geometric, modern design…which moved me into quilting…it all flows…and it all relaxes…it’s always like being part of family…

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