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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Roadtrek Christmas Gift

Meryl is an award winning embroiderer. She has won numerous awards for pieces she has embroidered, has had her work on exhibition, has been published in magazines, and was in a museum exhibition in Washington, DC. Over the years of our marriage she has recognized some of our very special occasions by creating an embroidered Christmas ornament. I had not really thought about it - it has been awhile since she last made one. Every year they do come out and adorn our tree.

Christmas morning there was a gift under the Christmas tree for me that completely took me by surprise. Meryl had made an ornament in recognition of our getting the Roadtrek in 2011. She tried to include every detail as best as she could. Here are some photos of the ornament that she made -






Now look at the detail that she got into the picture of our Roadtrek. You can see the lower side compartments with their locks, the vent for the furnace, the refrigerator vent, and the compartment and vent for the hot water heater! You can even see one of the windshield wipers. This is one of her best!



I am just so happy with this and it will be a great addition to our Christmas tree every year!

9 comments:

  1. Love your tree ornament. That is a work of art.

    Mike and Dee White
    gonerving.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow - I am very impressed with this talent! And my 2009 looks the same!

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  3. Beautiful! Ours is also the some coloring as your RT...........fun to see it portrayed in embroidery. Lucky you to have such a clever wife!

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  4. What wonderful work, Meryl. You should send a photo to the car manufacturer ... they might put it in their publicity and you'd be even MORE famous.

    Mike G

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  5. Very special.......has prit near the same detail as the owner's manual that came with my Roadtrek :)

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  6. Jacqueline O ChaplinJanuary 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    I would love to have one made of my 210 Versatile, so I could put it on a shirt or jacket. Have you thought about doing something like that? Great job.

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  7. I have asked Meryl about making these for others. She is hesitant - but also reminded me that her embroideries because of the time that goes into creating one are quite expensive. All of Meryl's embroideries are hand embroidery. She does nothing but assembly on a machine.

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  8. Just finished reading your blog. Very informative. We just purchased 2008 210P that is sitting in our driveway. I have been reading the manuals, cleaning it up and learning and getting confused hahahha. We are new to RV's so I have been reading and attempting to pick up all the tips we can. We live in Houston, so I do not have to worry to much about the cold. Were planning a practice LOL trip or two early March, April to shake out the bugs and get use to the RT. We have a big trip planned for the summer. Looking forward to more of your blog and information.

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  9. Very cool ornament indeed. Maybe I should ask her to make one for the ERA. LOL

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