Thursday, January 10, 2013


Remember a while back I told you that Mom was giving away some of her needle work?

She worked for years (like 20) in a cross stitch shop.  When the shop closed she got to keep all of the samples that she had made.  That is a bunch....more than she could ever display in her home...and it is a rather large home.

I chose the picture I liked best and took it home on Christmas day.  I have a soft spot for Dickens.

My Quilty Haul

It now hangs in my entry way....

....not a great picture, but it is there to the left of the mirror.

I told her that I liked another one, and she wanted me to take it home too.  It looked so pretty on her wall that I told her I would collect it when she switched out her decorations.

I picked it up yesterday.  Isn't it beautiful?  I believe it is an old Shepherd's Bush pattern, circa 1992.

I spent the day with her  - We sorted out her quilts (oh my she has many.) We went out to lunch.  We stopped at the local quilt store so I could pick up stuff for the guild's block of the month.  We shopped for clothes.  It was a good day.

As I was leaving I noticed that she had tucked a few extras into my sack.  Want to see?!  I know you do...

Patched Santa
 I don't know who designed this Santa...Mom stitched it in 1992.  Yes, she is/was quite prolific in her needle work.  I'm thrilled to have it and agree with her.  It will look wonderful in the middle of my  collection of minis.

Set Sail

I found this mini amongst her quilts.  Isn't is awesome?!  It is paper pieced and must have been done many moons ago.  Mom doesn't paper piece.  She doesn't like it.  Maybe this is the reason why.  The little stars can't be bigger than 2" square.  I think her work is amazing.  This will look great in my son's nautical themed bedroom.  I've hung it there already.  (Want to start a pool on whether or not he will notice it?)



Canadian Abroad said...

Your mum is super talented, and your son had better notice!

Lynne said...

Wow! What lovely gifts. I'm assuming the son is not Noah? ;-)

Patti said...

What a wonderful talent your mother is! They are all so wonderful. I would never have the patience to do it!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Wow! I was hooked on cross stitch in the 80's - your Mom does beautiful work! I especially love the Santa.

carol fun said...

Your mom's stitching is just beautiful! I love the Santa with the patchwork coat. I know these pieces will be treasures to you.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Not surprising that the patchwork Santa appeals to crafters - two crafts in one design, LOL, some lovely stuff there, you obviously inherited your craftiness from mum!

Janine said...

What a beautiful collection. You're a very talented pair :)