Saturday, December 25, 2010

for those who have been in suspense!


We went to my parents house today. I knew Dad had my finished product, but I sure didn't ASK for it......it drove him nuts!!!!! He said I am too patient...he was going to go get it!!!
Oh my! It turned out so much more beautiful than I thought it would/could!
He has been trying to come up with a way to do Cross Stitch pens for several years. He has finally found a way to do it & I think he has a keeper!!!!!
I am attaching three pictures. One is of my pen alone, one of my mom's alone & one of the two together.
Dad will be selling these at craft shows & also by special order for those who are interested. He said they will sell for $35.00 and then 4.95 for priority shipping. He will allow the person to stitch their own insert or he will have my mom stitch it for him.
We had a great day today, even thou none of us was totally in the Christmas mood! It just doesn't seem like Christmas with a family member missing....

18 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Wow they are beautiful. I agree Christmas is not the same without all the family.

CalamityJr said...

oh, my - whoda thunk it?!? They are really lovely. Way to go, Dad!

Sorry about the empty seat at the table. I know how you feel.

Kathy said...

They are awesome. Sounds like you ahd a great Christmas.

Candi said...

They are amazing! I would have never guessed a pen!
~*Candi*~

Missy said...

Too cool!!!! I never would have guessed. Great idea "dad"!!

Mary said...

What a unique idea, Shari. Your Dad is quite the inventor!
Hope you had a nice Christmas. I know how you feel when "everyone" isn't together.
You'll hopefully have that great day to look forward to in a few weeks :)
*HUGS*

Stephanie said...

Those are awesome! Great job, Dad!!

Mylene said...

wow! Your father did a great job!! I too never expected it as a pen.

~ Sue ~ said...

Shari - the pens are absolutely stunning! Using something that looks like these could revive the art of handwriting letters again! Please tell your Dad he did a wonderful job.

Sue said...

Shari, these are phenomenal......! I may just have to order one!

Barb said...

Those are pretty. Your dad was very creative to come up with them.

Carol said...

Ah, the mystery is solved! I think your dad must be one of those creative types who can make just about anything--tell him he did a great job!

Kim said...

These are beautiful! Frank and Matthew both turn pens...wonder if they could figure it out?

tina said...

Those are beautiful. Way to go Dad.

Debra said...

really neat.

My Life In Stitches said...

Oh, I love them! Those are very cool.

Lynette said...

Wow, I love the pens Shari!! Your dad has done a great job!

Cyndi said...

Shari,
Those are so cool! I felt the same about my Christmas with my Mom gone too.
Hope next year will be better!