Friday, December 19, 2008


I have made very many things for the holidays over the years. I will share a couple of them over the coming days. One thing I remember was stitching a Christmas mouse for my mother and father when I had just moved over to Europe. I sat alone in a little apartment in Brussels, Belgium during the day awaiting Jos getting home from work. I was afraid to venture out much farther than the tiny supermarket just two blocks up from us. I spent the day stitching away on this adorable mouse carrying holly if I remember correctly. In those days, there was no email and I used to write home to them a little each day and then mail the letter at the end of the week. Do you have the mouse out this year mother? Maybe you can share a photo of it as I don’t have


Carolien said...

How nice to share this memory with us! And the mouse is adorable ...

Hugs, Carolien

hazel said...

Its so cute Nancy, and so pleased you shared it with us.
Hugs, Hazel

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Barbara, I may just have to copy down that recipe. DH loves potato soup. Unfortunately, it is in the high 70's so no soup tonight or tomorrow.

Love the little mouse that Heidi stitched for you.

With holiday stitches,
peace and goodwill,

Fran├žoise said...

ooo nice!!!

angelasweby said...

This little mouse is so pretty and has a look of Heidi about her - a little shy but inquisitive enough to eventually venture out to find out what's happening in the outside world :>)
It's so lovely having such a special memento especially as it has such wonderful memories to go with it.
Hugs, Angela

Linda said...

What a darling Christmas mouse....with special memories from a Christmas past. Hugs, Linda

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how wonderful...such a sweet story and that mouse is so Darlin...I bet you cherish it Nancy!

onlymehere said...

The mouse is adorable! I love the idea of writing a little each day and then mailing it at the end of the week! Merry Christmas!

Sonja said...

Are you and Heidi doing a duo-job with this blog-entry? It looks lovely, this little mouse. Seems you are a lady who treasures memories and keeps them with you over the years. How big is your attick by the way....LOL.It is nice to have so many good memories!

Kristen said...

That is a sweet memory and what a wonderful momento that you have from it! That is special! :)

Heidi said...

So nice to see Miss Chrsitmas Mouse once again! It has been many years ago that I made her. It brings back lots of memories of sitting in Brussels. :)

Love and hugs ~