Monday, July 13, 2009

a love story, illustrated

This little sampler project started out as something to keep my fingers busy as I fretted and worried and counted down the days...

But the more I worked, the more it told a tale...
a story of love's journey.

a story of home.
a tale of risking the hardness of the stone to taste the sweetness of the fruit.
of how sweet life is,
thick with texture,
or as delicate as a breeze.
a story of a little miracle.and a wish that we dared not wish

a story of love.
the love of a very special little boy.

To our sweet little Alfredo.


Our hearts sing your song.


We love you.

52 comments:

Kim said...

I follow your blog but usually don't comment. I have to say that this post is beautiful and the stitching is beautiful too. It makes my heart sing :)

Jenny said...

So precious and delicate-what a touching tribute to any child and family. Thanks for sharing your work!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

What a beautiful post, Amy.... and you are proof positive that we DO need to dare to dream those dreams, because they often come TRUE!

Blessings and Joy to your little family.

leesiebella said...

Oh Amy! This is beautiful! What a tribute to your little one... so amazing, so sweet!

Love what you've written... nothing greater than the love we have for our children.

xo
Analise

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now and also read back to earlier blogs. I admire your strength and love to share. I just want to say as much as you feel Alfredo is a wish and a dream come true for you and your husband...you are truly the same for him. God Bless!

Waterfall said...

Amy, this is beautiful!!

Mary said...

how sweet is that last little alfredo square?

what a beautiful thing you've created! (sampler and life!)

jan said...

such talent, and so much love. great job, amy!

Julie Fillo said...

oh amy, i just love you. yours is one my very favorite blogs. i find you to be just joy, my dear, and oh so inspiring in every way. thank you for sharing your life here.

Amy said...

Just beautiful, Amy! I love it.

-Amy
(Crafting by Candlelight)

The French Bear said...

How absolutely wonderful! Beautifully done, especially Alfredo's little smiling face. I love it!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

scrapbookideas said...

Wow, I LOVE LOVE LOVE every little bit of this piece of art and the story to go with it :)!!! ~xo Jess

Nora said...

I love it love it love it!!! Tell how you did it all, when you get time Please

Rachel said...

Amy - I love it! This turned out so lovely! And what a wonderful story to go along with it!!

Linda B said...

Beautiful, inspiring work of art:D

Tamerie Shriver said...

It turned out beyond wonderful. It is so sweet and I love the square for Alfredo! He must love it.

sassy studio said...

your artwork is outstanding-it spells out L-o-v-e!

Jill said...

Your "love story" just warms my heart... so sweet! Your sampler turned out so wonderful-- and the story that goes with it will always remind you of the huge love you have in your sweet little family. So sweet!

Jeanneoli said...

I am in complete awe at your talent! Just gorgeous!!!

Bee Serendipitous said...

I just love your little precious story of your little guy and the sampler is tooo adorable - just like Alfredo...have a honey of a night - sweet dreams! Marlene

Halo Hill said...

It's just beautiful! I'm so glad you're happy and all is well with the world. Hurray! Beautiful work.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful sampler, with a beautiful sentiment.

Shell said...

A beautiful sampler and I love how you infused your life in it.

maryann said...

oh my, amy -- this is beautiful! thank you for sharing yourself so sweetly. may the Lord continue to bless you all abundantly!
hugs,
maryann

Melanie Anne said...

This post is beautiful! I love your words and I love your talented stitches. you are a beautiful person. I always feel inspired when I read your blog.

Elaina M. Avalos said...

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Natasha Burns said...

One of the most beautiful creations and a wonderful heartwarming story to go with it. Amy, this is truly amazing. Your love for Alfredo just oozes out of this divine creation! Thank you for sharing it with us and for putting the hugest smile on my face today!xo

paige said...

absolutley amazing!!
i love the colors you chose & each little block is over the top beautiful!

Claudia said...

Blessings to your family. I love the sampler and the story it has to tell. And how fitting that Alfredo is in the last square - all the waiting and worrying ending in his coming to you!

Linda said...

Amyyyyyyy....I love this... I've relished each glimpse along the way! This is beautiful.

Amy in Texas said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm off to find a piece to stitch on.

Regina said...

Like Kim said, I too never comment, but this post MADE me! :) Such beautiful words, such beautiful love. Thanks for sharing your heart. What a great little post to start my day!

chinamommy said...

so beautiful! i need to go back & find the story of this little boy?! i just found you recently...
Misschell (chinamommy)

LenaDesign said...

that is so sweet and as a fellow mother I understand this love that you are telling of very well.....it is unique :)

Dawn said...

so sweet...

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey doll,
this is gorgeous!! i love all the little storie intertwined into one quilt. beautiful.
oxoxoox,
jessi

Bev said...

REally lovely...could you turn your artwork into a book? You are a such an inspiration.

Katie Runnels said...

what a gift you've made! i second the book idea! xoxo

Holly said...

Oh my! This is just beautiful! You've inspired me to keep my hands busy with my own sampler. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

Bead Up said...

DARLING! Makes me wanna pick up a needle and thread and just go at it!

Chrisitne (in arlington) said...

So beautiful, Amy. The last little box really sums it all up. What a blessed life you have, enjoy every moment of it.

I always check in to see what you are up to, though I don't always leave a comment, your creativity is so inspiring...I actually started my own little embrodiery - using your brilliant ideas as my guide! My little girl even wanted in on the fun...when she finishes up her creation, I'll send you photos of both! :)

Judy said...

You are SO blessed!

And you know it.

Makes it even better!

Sue said...

So very beautiful!

Sue E.

carol said...

Amy, this is just delightful. What a great way to tell your story! Miss seeing you. Hugs, Carol

Angel said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wonderfully Beautiful ~ I love the cherries and the little pearl egg.
Inspiring you are!!! Blessings,
Katie

Linda said...

That is WAY TOO CUTE!

cupcake studio said...

Your sampler is just beautiful...and so is your love for little Alredo. Really enjoy following your story on the blog :) Have a lovely day!

Bertie x said...

Beautiful and inspiring, your love shines through.
Bertie x

ArtCricket2 said...

This is just the sweetest thing. I've watched your sampler grow, what a gift of love.

papiervalise said...

This is beautiful!

henzy said...

oh how beautiful. so precious.