Some people immortalize the important moments of life by writing--novels, essays, short stories, poems, and songs. Me? I immortalize the important occasions with my needle.
So today I pulled out a sampler I've been working on for years. I'll be stitching on it tonight. It contains part of the poem "We Shall Keep The Faith" by Moina Michael:
We cherish, too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led.
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
Several years ago I purchased a wonderful chart from Laura J. Perin that I've yet to stitch. My plans are to stitch it twice on a single piece of canvas as my own personal 9/11 memorial. It's part of her sampler collection and it's called Red White and Blue Panel. I hope to have it stitched in time for the 15th anniversary of the attack.