Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It Started With A Phone Call

Yes,  that is how the story begins,
a phone call.....
not just any phone call,
 it was a call from Vicki.
A new nest was stirring around
in that pretty head of hers.
Would I like to participate?
Of course, I would!

Vicki explained who would
benefit from the nests.

The charitable donations from these nests
will be given to our brand new
Pediatric Addiction recovery center 
here in
Huntington, West Va. 


Lily's Place will be the new home of a regional and national leader in the care of babies suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or drug addiction. 

Vicki explained
what she would like
me to create
to add to her nests.
A tiny hyacinth flower
on a strip of muslin fabric.

I wanted the flowers 
to be special so,
a special thread was
needed.
Lorraine   immediately
came to mind.  She creates
the most beautiful hand dyed
threads!
Lorraine listened to
what I needed and 
came up with these
richly dyed combinations,
 purples,
 blues
    the colors just scream
HYACINTH FLOWER!

The threads were ordered
and the fabric prepared.
Lots of strips torn,
  materials gathered,
now the embroidery
could begin.
 Backstitch for the stems,
 lazy daisy stitches
  for the leaves
and french knots
using Lorraine's thread
for the flowers.  
Each flower special,
 unique, one of a kind.
 Each flower prayerfully
stitched, while thinking
not only of those sweet
babies, but the families
Lily's Place will touch. 
  As I tore the strips
of muslin, the loosely
woven fabric kept
wanting to unravel...
I thought of those 
mothers who
have a drug addiction.
Their life unraveling,
as they are about
to experience one of
God's greatest gifts.
A baby!
Lily's Place will
offer those mother's 
a place to heal and
offer support as they
overcome their 
addiction.  
  
Vicki , girlfriend
you pick up that phone
anytime and just
ask.  I am honored
to be a small part,
in your great works
of the heart.

Love to all,
Deb   

27 comments:

Vicki Boster said...

Dearest Deb-- there is only one word-- UNBELIVABLE-- both you and the beautiful stitches. You have brought my little thoughts and ideas to life- beyond anything that I could even imagine.

This nest WILL touch tiny little lives and your beautiful embroidery will be the message that frailty can blossom into new life.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm saving the most biggest hug ever for you--

Vicki

Createology said...

Oh Deb you have done such a beautiful incredible job of making each strip of muslin turn into a treasure with these gorgeous French knot flowers of purples and blues. Lorraine's threads are hand dyed stunning. Your prayerful placement of stitches will help heal every person who so needs healing. Thank you for being such a sweet and generous and giving soul...

margaret said...

this is such a worthwhile cause and you are making the prettiest of pieces. Your previous 2 comments have put into words so much of what I felt when I read the blog.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Deb. A very worthy cause indeed and Your very pretty wee French Knots Purple flowers are perfect for adding to those strips. They will certainly add so much charm to the Creative Nest Vicki will be creating. Hugs Judy

Judy said...

Oh Deb! How beautiful! And for such a great cause - you will be blessed, I am sure; just as those sweet babies and their families...
Tears and smiles,
Judy

luvbnmom said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful thing to do! The colors really are beautiful! Keep it up!

Dorthe said...

Dear Deb-
your hyacinths for dear Vicki are the sweetest little embroideries ever! they truly come to life with the beautiful thread- and you made such a beautiful work.
Also so lovely of you to contribute to this beautiful project of Vicki`s-
She is a very special lady, making fantastic works to help ones in need!
I love your tiny Hyacinths , my friend!
Hugs,Dorthe

desertskyquilts said...

Obviously, I'm not the brightest lightbulb in the box. I think your stitcheries are beautiful and the colors simply perfect. I'm just at a complete loss as to the use of these strips. Help!

marda said...

I so look forward to my nest with your sweet embroidery included. Those colors are just perfect. What a wonderful project to be involved in, and the help the contributions will provide. Each of Vicki's nests have been a true treat (I've gotten one of each..so far)and each one more beautiful than the last, if that's possible. Thanks for the peak at your hyacinths...one of my all time favorite flowers and colors.

kathyinozarks said...

I am stopping by from Vicki's blog gorgeous work, love those hand dyed threads too Kathy

Karen B. said...

Dear Deb,
I just popped over from Vicki's and have become a follower right away. I love you work and I too am so happy to be a part of this amazing project with Vicki!
Many hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

maggiegracecreates said...

absolutely beautiful -----

Karen Gass said...

The little flowers are gorgeous - and I love the purpose behind them. I have personal reasons for loving this charity, which is a story for another day, but God Bless You for what you're doing :) Karen

Theresa said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful project to contribute to those little angels:) Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Wendy D. said...

Oh, my. . . your hand-stitched hyacinths are so beautiful -- delicate and lovely in their hand-dyed hues! Your stitching is a generous act of love for the little ones and their families who will benefit from Lily's Place. I will treasure your creative contribution to my vintage spring nest!

Suztats said...

Your hyacinths are beautiful, and I can just picture them as part of Vicki's gorgeous nests. There is love in every stitch, I know.

Tammy said...

Hi Deb, I just came from Vicki's place to see your beautifully stitched hyacinths. You've taken that little piece of muslin and with the simplest of designs turned it into something so sweet and lovely. Vicki always has the most creative ideas for giving back and the two of you working together is magic indeed. God bless, Tammy

Sue said...

Deb, isn't it just the most wonderful feeling to be a part of something so huge? Vicky is an absolutely amazing human being and I love working with her, as you will. I can't wait to see your strips on the nests ... I know they'll look amazing.

PS - we have a mutual friend: DeeDee Johnson here in Texas!!!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

This brought tears...the thoughtfulness of your friend, the care you took to find the special thread...the beauty of your work and the babies...no words.

Eugenia Maru said...

Hermosa obra Deb, entre tú y Vicki, harán felices a muchos corazones abatidos.
Ya me imagino a esos bebés y creo que lloraré, y eso magnifica más su labor.
Un beso.
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Jillayne said...

Beautiful threads, beautiful stitches, beautiful ideas.... What a wonderful thing you are doing, wonderfully amazing!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my Deb! your little contributions of hyacinths so beautifully stitched, knotted and beaded on tiny strips of muslin are the most wonderful contribution to Vicki's Vintage Spring nests. The colours you have chosen from Lorraine's fantastic range are superb!
I am also thrilled and honored to be
part of these amazing nests for such a worthy cause!
Sending big warm hugs as we unite
here dear friend,
Suzy

JennyPennyPoppy said...

What a wonderful and worthwhile project you are contributing to! Your stitched hyacinths look perfect.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

This is just so awesome! What a beautiful thing to do.
xx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Deb

Your embroidered hyacinths are exquisite - they will make a precious addition to Vicki's Vintage Spring Nests for 2014.
Lily's Place is a most worthwhile recipient of the proceeds.

Vicki is such an inspiration to us all - she uses her God given talents in the best way possible - by helping those in need.
Vicki also has the skill of drawing on the artistic skills of those around her - it's a great compliment to you dear Deb to be included.

I've always been in awe of your wonderful lace work and those amazing embroidered buttons - I imagine Vicki made a note of those too!!!

You've written a beautiful post completely from your heart dear Deb.
Grateful hugs
Shane ♥

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Works of the heart for sure! Your creations are lovely and definitely thoughtful. Lovely!

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Deb, how special are these beautifully embroidered hyacinths!!! I love the way they look on the fabric strips, and those threads are so pretty, such perfect colors! I'm sure you filled Vicki's vision perfectly! Gosh, these are just so lovely! Bless you Deb, and Vicki too! xo

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