Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Rock is Forever

Hello from Northeast Texas! It's my first Wednesday at Stitches Thru Times and though it is 'Woven' Wednesday, a needle in my hand is only good for sewing on buttons or small tears in seams. While I admire ladies who sew, I've never taken to it. My perfectionist favorite grandmother tried to teach me, and I did make one dress once upon a time, but we won't talk about that. :)

BUT, I like to think of myself as crafty. When thinking about what to share with you, I thought of something my husband actually did first, but I took his idea and made it my own. So once upon a time, when we were young and he worked at the fire department, I was a stay at home wife with three children. Finances were usually tight, but our anniversary--June 22nd--was just around the corner. I really didn't expect much, but my high school sweetheart surprised me with the best present I think he ever gave me.

A rock.

Yes, ma'am, a rock. But at the fire station, he'd borrowed another fireman's Dremel tool (it's a high powered little hand drill) and carved in the rock! He carved a heart with our initials! How sweet is that? I loved it! I still have the rock, it's lived in several gardens and sometimes even inside on the hearth. I love my sweetheart rock. 

Here's where it lives now, just outside our side private entrance to our new home The Peaceable. And I will have it until I die and then my children can let it live on in their gardens. 

Now what I've done from his idea and what I think you'll want to do is make 'Forever Rock' gifts for the next shower you go to! These very special rocks are great for wedding shower gifts! I carve wedding bells and in the bells, put the date  in one and the bride and groom's names in the other! The other occasion is to mark the birth of a new baby--name and birthdate - a baby rattle? A gift that lasts forever!  

  I also did some 'forever' writing of my own at The Peaceable in that private entry porch. Y'all have fun carving in the rocks! Oh, and I found 'wild rocks' to carve, but there are stone yards you can pick out the perfect one! :)


OH, and don't forget, between May 4th and 17th, be sure to leave a comment below to get your name in the drawing for The Healer's Touch by Stitches author Amber Schamel! Check the Weekly Windup on the 18th to see if you're the winner. 

And then between May 18th and 31st, remember to leave a comment to get your name in the drawing for Sins of the Mothers by MOI! Stitches author Caryl McAdoo! Check the Weekly Windup on June 1 to see if you're the winner.


  1. A superb idea. A gift that will last several lifetimes - at least.

    1. I sure have loved and enjoyed mine, Mary :)

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    1. You're so sweet, too! :) Thank for checking out my Wednesday post, Holly!