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This past weekend we turned our clocks ahead and I was reminded of precious time. We spring ahead but isn’t it great also to look at then and now? We can learn from every aspect of our lives. As a little girl, I loved to watch my mom work on her crafts. She always had some type of needle in her hand whether she was knitting, cross-stitching, quilting, or sewing. Her passion shone through with every stitch. Everything she created turned out gorgeous. She was the master crafter!

Throughout the years Mom taught me how to knit, sew, and cross-stitch.  Sometimes it took hours for me to catch on. I remember at one point I threw my piece across the room. I thought it was hopeless, but she picked it up and fixed my mess.

Isn’t that what Moms are for? Fixing our mistakes? 😉

Mom's work

Mom’s work

Whenever Mom visited us here in London, Jeff would find us downstairs crafting. She worked on her next cross stitch piece or knitting project and I painted. I loved those times together.

Even after Mom was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, she still picked up her needle and created stitches. They weren’t as neat, but it didn’t matter because they were made with love.

Mom’s stitches throughout the years left a legacy. One filled with love. One her children and grandchildren can enjoy through every piece she made.

Her stitches will live on throughout time.

Do you have a special piece made by your mother or grandmother? Tell us about it.

P.S. Most of the pieces in this collage were stitched by my mom. I made the one with the sewing basket for her because I thought it was appropriate!

Proverbs 31:13 (KJV)

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.


  1. Toni Stevens

    That’s so special you have that. My mom did crafts as well and our time together is a priceless memory now that she is gone. I have several of her paintings and other items she made. I treasure them.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hi Toni! So glad you were able to craft with your mother too. I bet it was such a special time! Love these memories.

    • Susan Steeves

      Thanks for sharing from your heart…and did learn from Mom amd your work would make her proud…I am proud you have carried on her legacy in this way.😍

      • Darlene L. Turner

        Thank you, Sissy. xo


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