Wednesday, January 7, 2009

4 Years in the Making :)

My youngest sister is a very talented young lady. I am always in Awe....She is a fantastic painter. She is always painting little Christmas ornaments that she gives to us yearly, or other fun hand-painted items. She is always painting something and gives these items to her family as Birthday gifts... or..... just a what-ever gift because I was thinking of you. I have received several of her lovely painted Christmas Ornaments and other fun painted items. I have to tell you it is a great honor to receive these lovely painted gifts from her. This year she was too busy at work and with family to make us her yearly ornament. How sad I was when I did not get one!!!!
So anyway back to the story at hand!!!
Several years ago.. when we had one of our sisters day out... I was looking at one of her magazines..... When I came across a hand-painted chair. This was in a Better Homes and Garden magazine. The chair was painted up in a Christmas theme. I said to my sister....... I love that chair!!!!! Why don't you paint one for me. Sure she said :)..... You know how it is in casual conversation. I figure she thought I wasn't serious. So I just forgot about it as I am sure she did too. I figured she thought I was joking .. because I know it would take a lot of work!!!
Then several years went by and nothing else was said. This year she called when I got home from CA and said you have to come over I have something for you. So of course I rushed right over ...
Not!!!!!!
It took a few days :) But here is what she had for me....................


Isn't this chair fantastic????? The entire chair is hand-painted. I am so thrilled. In fact its so nice I felt bad about taking it. I asked my sister if she really wanted to give it up!!! Did she wanted to keep it. She said "NO I painted that chair for you, because you wanted one. I am just sorry it took me 4 years to paint it" Well............ I tell you the 4 years was really worth it for this chair!!!

Here is the little snowman :)

I LOVE IT ... I LOVE IT!!!!!
This chair has little sparkly stuff in the snow that you can not see from the photograph. There is a really small little snow man in the snow. He is also hard to see in the photos... Sorry :( The photos do not show the real beauty of this chair.

Thank you My Sweet Sister for such a nice thoughtful and Beautiful handcrafted Gift.

11 comments:

Beverooni said...

I have a lump in my throat. What a wonderful gift. Truly a gift of love.

Shawnee said...

Aaaaackkkk!!! I am sure I REMEMBER that photo layout and I LOVE that chair!!! It's Mary Engelbreit's Believe Santa. WOW!!! WOW!!!! I want a sister! How wonderful of her to bless you so.

i cant sew said...

wow that really is something spectacular, how does god create such talented people? what a lovely sister you have. %*_*%

Jackie said...

You are a very lucky lady.I'm sure that you will treasure it forever.

Janet, said...

Wow, that is beautiful! What a nice surprise and a nice sister. She is very talented, keeping it a secret from you was probably the hardest part for her.

Yarni Gras! said...

it is WONDERFUL! Totally worth the wait. Handmade gifts are the best!

Carla said...

Oh Oh Oh My! That is so beautiful. You have a wonderful sis. Too bad your photos don't go large. I'd like to see that little snowman LOL

frankenpug said...

That chair is gorgeous! What a wonderful sis you have!

Crochetoholic said...

it sure is ...beautiful!

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

You must be so happy what a great chair !!! OOh I love it !!!!!! To beutifual to sit on ,hihihi

MOLLY said...

I WOULD KILL FOR THIS CHAIR!! I have always admired tole painters so. There is not telling what that chair is worth--and it was lovingly given to you. I have a sister--I ahve made her a quilt. I guess that is kinda the same. We never value what we do as much as the different talent of another. How much would it cose Me? LOL BTW--see my blog listed on your sidebar and I am so so honored. Tickled is what I am! Thanks Thanks Thanks.. (talk to your sister for me! I want a western one!