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« on: May 26, 2012 06:23:24 AM »

For those of you that know me and the ages of my sons, you will realize that this is an old project of mine.  I've been seeing some wonderful handprint stitchings on Craftster and Pinterest and it made me remember this stitching I did 20 year ago when my sons were 3 and 9 months old.  It's been hanging on my wall all these years and just today I thought about posting it.  I believe it's one of the first cross stitch pictures I did as an adult (I did a few in my early teens and then got away from it until just before my sons were born.)  It's not the best picture but I still wanted to share it.  I used regular ink from a stamp pad for their handprints and am very surprised it's lasted all this time.  I also signed it in a way that no one has ever picked up on - the blocks hold my initials  Smiley


In case you can't read it, it says:

You sometimes get discouraged
because we are so small
and always leave our fingerprints
upon furniture and wall.
But everday we're growing,
we'll be all grown up one day
and all those tiny fingerprints
will surely fade away.
Here's a final handprint
just so you can recall
how our little hands looked
when we were very small.

Well, my sons are now 20 and 22 and no longer small but they still leave handprints on my wall!!

Thanks for walking down memory lane with me!
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012 08:48:24 AM »

That is lovely!  When I was in kindergarten, our class did something similar for Mother's Day (only printed on paper instead of painstakingly stitched).  I haven't thought about that poem in ages...

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012 06:33:30 AM »

What a wonderful heirloom.

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012 10:29:16 AM »

What a wonderful heirloom.

It's something I will never part with that's for sure.
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