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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tribute to Sandy Hook.....

Ever since Marly designed and dedicated, this sweet sentiment to those souls lost in the Sandy Hook massacre, I have not been able to get the words out of my head..... Perfectly worded...words that tug at our hearts...words that educators, as myself, will shed a tear when reading..... I simply could not let any more time pass by without pausing to put thread to linen and create..... (Click photo for up close look)




....just read the verse....




I plan on using this folded envelope in my classroom.....sitting on my desk to hold those sweet notes I receive from my First Graders...they are all so very innocent....




...the inside flap will always serve as a reminder of the angels that got their wings that day... All so pure and loving...the same age as the wonderful darlings that are in my class...




....simple x's line the edges....reminder of how some sign their handmade cards and letters.....
xoxoxo, I love you Mrs. Riggsbee




I squeeze each one of them every single day.... And although there is so much learning to do, we stop and have a little fun too... Life's just too short not too....
God bless you Marly for your inspirational words.....
If you are so inspired, look for the free chart **here**

Hoping you are warm, at peace and creating....
Faye

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51 comments:

Dawn said...

You need to put a disclaimer to have tissues ready before you read! It's beautiful.

April said...

Faye that is absolutely beautiful. I just might have to stitch it myself.

Christine said...

Once again, I had tears well up about this sad event.

What a gorgeous finishing job you did!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

This is wonderful Faye. Such a nice piece of remembrance.
~Nan

Siobhán said...

Awww, what a beautiful, beautiful finish. Such a lovely tribute.

Cathy B said...

Very moving words and a perfect way to honor those who died.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful tribute Faye. God bless you all xx

Catherine said...

A simply perfect finish to honor this piece...

sunny said...

It's lovely Faye. THanks for the link. I will be stitching it myself. This tragedy changed my life, and I hope no one ever forgets.

Susan in SC said...

What a very special way to remember those teachers and students. Very touching.

Judy said...

What a perfect place you have for this beautiful piece. I saw this beautiful design on Marly's blog...it still brings tears to the eyes and always will. Bless you for being a teacher.

Judy heartland stitcher

Beth Pearce said...

Thank you, Faye. I had not seen this before so thank you for bringing to my attention. Your finish and future use is a perfect way to remember and honor those 26 souls. I will stitch this, but I don't have your finishing skills - it will have to be used another way.

Linda said...

What a great design and finish Faye.

Linda

Lisa V said...

Gorgeous Faye. xoxoxox

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love what you created with Marly's design.

Giovanna said...

So moving, and so beautifully made - what a great tribute to those lovely souls.

Karen said...

What a sweet stitch and finish.

Krista said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Sherry :o) said...

Beautiful. Your finishing is perfect...love the idea of you having it at school each day.

Wanda said...

Faye, what a beautiful tribute.

Michele said...

omgosh how lovely ... the words are perfect! I would love a link to the design :)

Margaret said...

Marly's design touched me so much. And what you have done with it has touched me as well. Beautiful.

Kathy said...

You have stitched and finished a most beautiful piece to remember all who died that horrible day. They would all be proud of the way you are remembering them. Great job!!

Lynn said...

Hi Faye...that is so beautiful and such a wonderful tribute......brought tears to my eyes.....how lucky you are to have your little 1st graders to hug..
Hugs, Lynn

Peggy Lee said...

A wonderful tribute! I love how you made it in to something that can be used everyday and serve as a reminder of those sweet children (and the grown-ups) who now sit at His side.

Barb said...

Such a beautiful tribute! You both deserve much credit for making the lovely memorial to those precious children.

Deborah said...

Beautiful! Wonderful tribute.

Ellen said...

Beautiful tribute!

Hugs,

Carole said...

Kudos to both you and Marly!

Nicola said...

It is lovely Faye and so poignant.

gracie said...

Well done Faye....her words look lovely on your folder.

Mary said...

Faye, touching as Marly's words ad design are, it's even more so to see them put to such perfect use. Teachers touch the future. This is the fitting tribute to the teachers and students of Sandy Hook.

Vickie said...

God bless Marly. God bless you and your important work.

Anonymous said...

Dear Faye,
What a touching piece...the design by Marly and your stitching, finishing and use of this treasured pouch. Truly a wonderful tribute to those precious children at Sandy Hook.

Thank you for sharing.
Charlene

Robin said...

What a beautiful piece. A lovely tribute.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a beautiful sentiment, Marly, and finish, Faye. When I read over at Marly's that you were going to create the finish, I tried to imagine how you'd do it, but never thought of this. It's a perfect way to remember those darlings. Your kids are so blessed to have such a special, warm teacher to spend their young days with. Hugs!

Myra said...

What a wonderful tribute Faye. Kudos to Marly for such a touching design. You brought tears to my eyes.

Nicole said...

Awe Faye, what a beautiful tribute and a beautiful finish!

Ellen said...

Faye,

What a wonderful project you have created usng Marly's wonderful verse. Everytime I read it, it brings tears to my eyes.

What a wonderful idea to put the stitched verse in a folder in your classroom. Your lining fabric could not be more perfect.

Fiona said...

What a lovely tribute and I love how you finished it and plan on using it.

Nikki said...

That is so beautiful Faye, and so touching seeing that you are a teacher of young children. Makes me tear up too. I went and printed off the chart for myself, and may stitch it too. Thank you for sharing it.

Nikki

Chris said...

So lovely. What a wonderful rememberance of those poor sweet children.

Carol said...

Oh, Faye--what a wonderful tribute you stitched up with Marly's special verse. I'm sure being a teacher, you were even more affected by the tragedy... Such innocent little lives--I still shake my head in disbelief...

Patty C. said...

Lovely ;)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Faye, this is just simply precious!

BrendaS said...

Faye -- Beautiful stitching and finishing for a wonderful tribute!

Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

It's a beautiful, beautiful finish. Truly lovely.

Lynn said...

Beautiful Faye and a wonderful tribute to those little hearts.

Cole said...

Wow Faye, what a beautiful post & finish... A lovely tribute to those innocent children & their families.

Kathy L. said...

Beautiful post

Kathy

Anonymous said...

Faye,
As always, your finishes are fantastic. The verse speaks for itself. I am so glad that you took the time to make it for your desk.
Pat