Saturday, February 11, 2012

10 Years ago?

I was just admiring this cross-stitch picture my Mom made for me one Christmas when I realized that it was already over 10 years old! How in the world did that happen? I love all the different pictures my Mom has made for me over the years. Many Christmases have seen my Mom make me a picture, my Dad make me a piece of furniture and me make them a basket (my Dad always claims them, so I now just put his name on them).

I love vintage looking samplers, so this one with a basket was a special treat. So many times non-basket making artists don't do a very good job of painting/drawing/charting a basket, but this one did a pretty good job of recreating the look of a ribbed egg basket. The use of hand-dyed floss helps with the impression of weaving I think. This one hangs in my bedroom right next to my bed. I will try to take some more photos of some of the other cross-stitch pictures she and one of my childhood friends have made me.


  1. what a thing to treasure from your mother!!
    she obviously passed on the art/craft gene to you!
    i look forward to seeing pics of her other samplers .... great to have these things recorded!
    tony x

  2. Doesn't it stink when items suddenly remind you how much you've aged!