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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Believe!

A little miracle happened to me yesterday.

My husband and I were shopping at the our local grocery store and when we were loading our purchases to the back of our car I've suddenly heard a little bell ring, right in front of me. I looked down and I saw this tiny Christmas bell! I don't know where it could be coming from, there was not cars or other people around and I don't think a store could carry a Christmas decoration in a summer! So, of course I've picked it up and shook it a little - it made this little jingle noise again! I thought of movie, The Christmas Express, where Santa says to the little boy that Christmas will always be with him as long as he will hear the Christmas bell ... is this a good sign or just my imagination?

Whatever it is, I took the bell, brought it home and put it together with my little handmade treasures. I've also started a framing process of my Santa's stitching I've made last year. I thought of best finish for it for a long time and actually I was going to finish it as a ornament but for some reason I found a framed picture more attractive - what do you think? How would YOU finish this design?

This wonderful design is by Carol Emmer Designs and was published in Just Cross Stitch magazine.

13 comments:

blueberrycream said...

What a great story! A Christmas miracle in June! Nice post!

Katrinshine said...

It's really miracle!

Rosemary said...

Interesting :) Thanks for sharing!

lightkeeping said...

Such a sweet story:)

staci said...

How wonderful, I bet that made your day! I love that Santa, it's gorgeous! (I think I have that one earmarked to stitch someday!!!)

Tanelet said...

Your Santa is beautifully done and I agree that it should be a picture. Personally, I would use a fairly dark wooden frame for it, to set off the light fabric. Then I would put the ribbon of your little 'miracle bell' between the picture and the frame (or glass and frame if you're adding glass) so that the bell hangs over a lower corner of the frame. It seems to be the two belong together. Whatever you decide, please post a pic when it's done!

Amanda said...

Love the Carol Emmer Santa's. I have all 5 of them stitched, it was a round robin and mine are on a bellpull, but yours looks great framed.

Amanda said...

Love the Carol Emmer Santa's. I have all 5 of them stitched, it was a round robin and mine are on a bellpull, but yours looks great framed.

Theresa said...

Lovely story and your Santa is absolutely beautiful.

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SocksAndMittens said...

Thank you for all your comments, guys, and for the wonderful ideas on finish - I still can not find a perfect frame! and I really love the idea of combining a bell and picture together - thank you, Tanelet!

maureencracknell said...

That is such a lovely story!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful stitching - I absolutely doing cross-stitch! If it were mine, I would frame it and put it with all my Santas during the Christmas season (and include the bell).

I thought of "It's a Wonderful Life" and the line "...everytime a bell rings an angel gets his wings."